Friday, April 20, 2012

The Hidden Gem of Amsterdam.. Restaurant Fyra

Fyra is definitely one of Amsterdam's best kept secret restaurants. Hidden down one of the side streets of Vijzelstraat, it is not one of the restaurants that you stumble upon when you're walking around but you need to know it.

Though no Michelin star obtains, Fyra is above the standards of an ordinary restaurant. Everything about it screams AMAZING! The quality of food is at top notch (even better than some of the Michelin restaurants I've tasted).The wines' origins aren't ordinary (but delicious), example from Greece, Moldova, Bulgaria and my ultimate favorite is the Dutch sparkling Riesling which is normally served as aperetief. Service is very welcoming and friendly. It's so easy going that it feels like you are eating dinner at HOME!

Weekly menu (4 courses) = 38 euros and Chef's menu (5 courses) = 55 euros
The menu is differing every week based on fresh ingredients that the restaurant finds! Before your starter comes, you will get amuse bouche of a small, savory macaron with a filling of smoked herring and pickle flavored creme combines with coconut soup and crackers made from squid's ink. In addition to that fresh home made brioche (super yumm.. all those butter) is provided (and best part you can ask for more)! The menu's combinations are well thought and the portions are perfect in size.

If you decide to order out of the weekly menu, make sure to either try the black angus steak or the braised veal. They are TO DIE FOR! 
Fyra is definitely worth a visit (click picture on direct link to the website). One advise: DO RESERVE! and you are planning to go in the weekend, reserve in advance as weekend is normally fully booked.
ENJOY! and let me know what you think once you've gone there..

1 comment:

  1. Will hand in my report & ratings next weekend... :P / Sofia