Bridges is a one-Michelin star restaurant located on one of the oldest canals in Amsterdam. For years it has been a favorite among locals as well as tourists (and foodies of course). The restaurant was first awarded its star in 2013 and has been able to keep it since. Michelin star chef Ron Blaauw is tied to the restaurant as a culinary director while Executive Chef Andrès Delpeut (previously restaurant Anna and brasserie Harkema) is currently leading the team.
The first plate to arrive was a fluffy green curry spongecake and a ‘koffiebroodje’ with a cream of wakame. Both were delightfully fresh amuse bouches. Second came the mussel with a soy jelly, a tapenade of jalapeño and salty finger – a perfect umami bite!
The starter dish was a stunning crab salad with grape fruit, paprika and fried oyster. It’s light and fresh and the tangy and creamy flavors bounce off of each other beautifully.
Moving on to the main course, we are served Atlantic cod with anchovies butter, escargot crisps and dollops of parsley cream. A rich and well balanced dish.
For the grand finale, we are served a citrus ice cream with lemon curd, a cremeux of blood orange and a grape fruit mousse. The airy mousse had a surprisingly beautiful thin crusty texture and it was a perfect pairing with the tangy cremeux.