Bak restaurant puts together a daily menu with local products at their best. In short this is exactly what you need when you visit. Great quality of local produce. Together with the location which is a bit out of the center in an old warehouse, the experience of Bak restaurant is unique.
Our first course was an amuse guele. It was a mix of radish, unripe strawberries, and roasted thyme. This fresh combination felt like a cleanser. Certainly the perfect start for a meal.
Next up was the beetroot course which came with rhubarb and seaweed. Not really sure what the yellow dots were but the combination was good.
Another starter was squid with spinach and plums. Where the plums were coming from at this time of year is a different question. I liked it though.
The celeriac course was three small ‘dumplings’ filled with cheese and wild garlic. The sauce got its color and taste from roasted onions and more celeriac.
We then moved on the main course which was a pike-perch with mashed potatoes and kale.
After that followed two sweet courses. Firstly the apple one with hazelnut and lovage. This palate cleanser got us ready for real dessert.
Secondly, a goat cheese yogurt ice cream with lemony taste, caramel at the bottom and a coffee cookie. Topped by a barley crunch.
Although this might seem like a lot, the portions were reasonable. I didn’t feel full after dinner. I liked the interesting combinations throughout dinner and our vegetarian friend had no problem getting a couple of substitutes. In conclusion a lovely dinner location with a memorable meal. Yours, Pollybert
1013 CR Amsterdam, Van Diemenstraat 408
Tel: +31 20 7372 553
Wed-Fri: 19:00-01:00. Sat, Sun: 12:30-01:00