Alex Invites… Lars Lundo

Alex Invites Lars Lundo Pony Hoofdstad Brasserie

Alex Invites Lars Lundo Pony Hoofdstad Brasserie

ALEX INVITES… LARS LUNDO

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
food 
| 27 March 2017

I’m sorry for keeping you guys waiting for the next Alex Invites post. This post was supposed to go up last week but a million things came in between and it messed up my schedule. Note to self: hire an assistant (or get better at planning).

Two weeks ago was the last edition of Alex Invites and this edition featured Lars Lundø from Pony in Copenhagen. I am not familiar with Danish cuisine, other than the things I’ve seen served at Noma (although I don’t know if Noma falls under typical Danish cuisine). Lars Lundø brought the menu some exciting dishes!

We start with two snacks of felt flatbread with cheese crème, Jerusalem artichoke and dried chanterelles. The crème (photo) was so buttery and beautifully whipped – this is how soft you want all spreads to be. The second snack of burrata with pickled beetroot in raspberry vinegar was incredible.

Alex Invites Lars Lundo Pony Hoofdstad Brasserie

Alex Invites Lars Lundo Pony Hoofdstad Brasserie

Alex Invites Lars Lundo Pony Hoofdstad Brasserie

The Alex Invites menus are always a collaboration between Hoofdstad Brasserie and the guest restaurant. From the Hoofdstad Brasserie menu, we are served a hand cut beef tartare with egg yolk jam, pickles and toast (I loved the subtle sweet note of the jam in this dish – photo) and the restaurant’s cod en papillote with celeriac and hazelnut crème.

From the Pony menu, we are served a beautiful salted brill with horseradish cream, brussel sprouts, deep fried malt bread, dill and bacon and a grilled lamb culotte with onion soubise, grilled spring onions, wild garlic, dried onions and lamb jus (photo). The lamb almost had a Chinese flavor to it with the spring onions and garlic – I loved it!

Dessert came from Pony as well. We are served baked apples with crème fraîche sorbet, almond cookies, apple vinegar syrup and dried apples.

Alex Invites Lars Lundo Pony Hoofdstad Brasserie

Alex Invites Lars Lundo Pony Hoofdstad Brasserie

See the previous Alex Invites editions with:
Jeff Ramsey from Babe in Kuala Lumpur
Joachim Jaud from Opus V in Mannheim
Braden Perkins from Verjus in Paris