I don’t know about you, but it’s not a habit of mine to dine at Michelin star restaurants. It’s not that I wouldn’t want to, of course, but dropping a three-figure sum on dinner is not something I do a lot. However – HOWEVER – I would gladly make an exception for the fully refurbished and revamped Bridges Restaurant at the Sofitel Legend The Grand Hotel in Amsterdam. And I strongly suggest you make one as well. Here’s the deal.
About two weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to a press dinner to celebrate the all-new ‘Bridges Inspired by Ron Blaauw’. In case you’re wondering, Ron Blaauw is one of the Netherlands’ top chefs and also a bit of a TV personality. Anyway, although he has been a huge inspiration, Ron Blaauw is not the star of the show at Bridges – that particular role belongs to its new chef and gastronomic talent Bobby Rust who was responsible for what was one of the most memorable dinners of my life. And let’s not forget the young and gifted wine director Lotte Wolf for making some very inspired oenological choices!
Now, normally at occasions like these I like whip out my camera and start taking pictures of every nook and cranny. And although the beautiful interior designed by Christophe Daudré made it very tempting to do so, I was able to control myself. Instead, I decided to focus on my table companions instead. A pretty good choice, since I got to make some great new acquaintances (shoutout to Marjan Ippel!) Thank you Bridges for a wonderful evening I won’t soon forget.
For more information and reseverations go to www.bridgesrestaurant.nl. You won’t regret it.