Staying at the Grand Sofitel, Amsterdam and dining
at Café Roux!
Located in the heart of the Amsterdam city life, yet quietly tucked
away through a regal courtyard is the fifteenth century
structure, originally a monastery, then the first town council
building, and later converted to host the Admiralty, the
Grand Sofitel of Amsterdam is truly a palace!
us on a tour of this historic site, with the Grand’s
Food and Beverage Manager Rembert Vonk who is generous with
his time and hospitality in showing us every facet of this
the lobby and secluded garden area, to the most palatial,
multi-room apartment suites with private entrances and exclusive
guest services, this is a very special getaway spot to be
the formality of the spot where Queen Beatrix herself was
married, amongst all the stained glass, wood carvings and
opulence, lies the heart of a great hotel which is in the
warmth and approachable spirit of each and every person
who works there.
just off the lobby of the Grand Sofitel, and also with its
own entrance way off the canals, Café Roux is one
of Amsterdam’s finest restaurants. We are fortunate
to have Executive Chef Andrew Gaskell give us a tour of
this famous kitchen and dining room, spending time with
us and treating us to a really splendid dinner!
the Cheese Soufle, to the 5-star Fish and Chips, plus all
of the other main courses and desserts we were privileged
to partake in, Chef Gaskell and the staff at Café
Roux have a wonderful mix of French, Dutch, English and
Italian influences in each of their recipes.