In Amsterdam at Restaurant De Kas!
Amsterdam, the Hippy Gourmet is clearly in his element!
Everything in Holland just makes sense, from the light rail,
to the wind and solar powered landscape, to the overall
relaxed and accepting nature of the Dutch people.
this episode we tool around Amsterdam, learning our way
around the canals and discovering one of the worlds first
planned cities! What better way to the full Holland experience
than to go directly to the source of organic and delicious
recipes and spend some time with our friends at Restaurant
Kas actually translates into greenhouse, and literally this
restaurant is located directly in the middle of a greenhouse.
Although it may feel like De Kas is situated in the countryside
somewhere, it’s actually in center of Amsterdam.
serene lily ponds and tall grass hosts a variety of wildlife,
surrounding this one-of-a-kind gourmet restaurant in a pristine
beauty that instantly relaxes the spirit. Inside, the restaurant
serves a multi-course meal, either for lunch or dinner,
including of course all the organic ingredients grown right
there in their own greenhouse.
interview owner Gert Jan as walks us through the greenhouse
and gardens while telling us about his inspiration and epiphany
for founding De Kas Restaurant. Later we visit with Walter
on the larger farm just north of Amsterdam where he shows
us how all the organic vegetables and berries are grown
we are truly privileged to have chef Martijn prepare one
of the house vegetarian specialties, the most amazing Beet
Root Tart! Combined with the Organic Lemon Thyme, Greens
and edible Flowers from their gardens, this is an incredible
delicious, yet very simple recipe!
sure you make your reservations early, because such an incredible
dining experience in Amsterdam has quite a long wait…but
well worth it!