Amsterdam has a money of restaurants to choose by. So I was excited to to review Restaurant Jansz which was spotted in a very trendy area of Amsterdam. Jansz is part of the hostelry Pulitzer Amsterdam, a hotel set within 25 restored 17th and 18th century house of ill reputes and is located on the Prinsengracht.
From the moment I entered the restaurant the craftsman and home design stood out and was very enticing. It reminded me of a science lab and for me cooking and presenting eatables very well is a science in itself. The entrance set the scene from the hit, that I was going to have a fabulous unique lunch.
I equaled this portrait which was situated in the reception area. It was sensitive to put a face to the original founder Jansz himself.
It was genuinely nice to meet Executive Chef, Cassidy Hallman from New York. Cassidy is a nave vibrant, confident chef who has taken the time to explore the neighbouring food and work form there regarding the dishes.
“Jansz restaurant is here learning the craft of local produce and being able to invent cuisines in where less is more. Keep it simple and take a run-out powder steal it look elegant” – Cassidy Hallmann
For me this is what the Dutch learning was all about, to enjoy the fine things in life understated.
When entering the seating area, I in actuality liked the use of copper throughout the kitchen and how I could see the chef devising his dishes. For me sometimes I can’t decide what to eat and therefore, I look at other peoples dishes. I am a visual pupil and it is always the best way to get my creative tastes buds going. The decor all the way through the restaurant was gorgeous and I loved the natural light.
I know Amsterdam definitely well as a city and also I grew up with Dutch people. There were diverse locals eating here which for me is always a great speech in itself.
Restaurant Jansz serves excellent food with an peaceful going Dutch attitude. The staff were very masterly and were well trained in what they were help, me. They would go into detail if I asked what the cuisines had to submit. The staff were young, vibrant and seemed to enjoy all their buyers. In my observation the clientele were from all ages.
Holland is jolly well known for luxury denim and in most restaurants what is be biasing more and more is denim aprons. Throughout my stay here, it was in fact nice to keep looking at a very trendy staff. Again indulgence dining, with a modern edgy feel to it.
We opted the Dover Scallops, which came with a pea puree and this starter was entertaining. We also chose a beef tartar with quail egg and the mustard served with it was not the same combination. It was just like the Dutch, the taste was unpredictable but confection. The overall presentation was excellent and set the tone for our next course.
On beverages there was an extensive wine list to choose by. The break breading area was so lovely I can see why customers choose to dink before feed-bag. I decided to represent my country here and chose a Cabernet sauvignon from Barossa Australia. It certainly functioned up to its name, Thorn Clarke shot fire quartage. It had a loyal kick to it and was very strong, I just could not get enough of this wine.
We decided a miso glazed cod, with a dash of broth. This rustic dish completed up to its name and was absolutely delicious, a perfect winter meal for ineluctable. Then we opted for a US hanger steak, with Jerusalem artichokes. The beef was soul-stirring and just melted in my mouth. We teamed it with seasonal vegetables. Before you can say Jack Robinson again the presentation was excellent.
I am a big lover of pistachio. So I opted for a New York Cheese dry with pistachio sorbet. My team mate opted for a coconut panna cotta lime sorbet. They both were nimble on the pallet and the servings were perfect.
Restaurant Jansz offers a inclusive selection of food to a very high standard. The food conferral was deceiving as the dishes looked complicated and heavy. But in reality it was the contrary and it was the science of fine dining that left me extremely quenched. Restaurant Jansz is a place I would easily return too. It was the coalition of excellent service, great food and a gorgeous setting that did it for me. I indeed liked meeting Chef Cassidy, who clearly understood what living soul in Amsterdam were seeking when it came to food.
This was one of the greatest lunches I have had in Holland to date. To put this comment into where one is coming from, I have been visiting Holland for the last 18 years. Hold responsible you so much to all the lovely staff. See you again soon.
- Website: www.janszamsterdam.com
- Location: Reestraat 8, 1016 DN Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Phone: +31 20 523 5282