martes, agosto 14, 2007

Sleek Restaurants of Amsterdam: Envy

[Envy of Amsterdam]

Close to the shopping streets of Negen Straatjes (9 Streets) and not too far from the Anne Frank Museum is the strategically located Envy, the talk of the town when it first opened a few years ago. One can never fail to notice the bar-restaurant's chicness as you walk past its glass-paned premises with immediate views of its busy open kitchen and Tom Dixon's installation of mirror ball pendants. The narrow and dark space concept was developed by the creative team at Concrete, known for their astounding designs in the city for places like the funky Supperclub, the renowned caterer AMAISON's concept store and De Lairesse pharmacy.

[Intimate dining at Envy's bar]

With a changing menu based on the fresh ingredients like Italian cheeses and prosciutto di Parma air-flown daily, the food is served a-la-delicatessen in small portions with very refined ingredients. The last time we were there for lunch, I had a lobster bisque and a veal salad and they were wonderful. It's one of those places that you pay for the ambiance and the foofoo-ness of the food, but it won't necessarily fill you up. (In Spanish, you say "pica-pica" for something like that - grazing.)

In the know:
Prinsengracht 381, Amsterdam
Reservations: 020 344 64 07


8 Hand-picked Olive[s]:

Blogger Andreea picked an olive...

it's so nice to see a write up on envy. we stayed nearby on our last visit and i loved this place. did you try vyne (the wine bar) next door? simply great as well.

8:29 p. m., agosto 16, 2007

Blogger *kel picked an olive...

Hi andreea, I plan to blog about Vyne, yeah it's great.. did you know it's by the same owners of Envy?

8:40 p. m., agosto 16, 2007

Blogger Andreea picked an olive...

i did yes. (well sort of figured it out in the process). i wrote about our amsterdam trip as well and mentioned vyne. thanks for visiting btw :)

9:08 p. m., agosto 16, 2007

Blogger Andreea picked an olive...

more a general post on amst'd

9:43 p. m., agosto 16, 2007

Blogger Big Boys Oven picked an olive...

Gosh I wish I am still living and enjoying europe. So beautiful such gorgeous restaurants.

9:49 a. m., agosto 20, 2007

Blogger raymond picked an olive...

wonderful picture that tells tales. what camera r u using, mind to share the ISO,aperture and shutter speed, flash???

1:16 p. m., agosto 28, 2007

Blogger *kel picked an olive...

Hi Raymond, thanks for your comments. I'm pretty pleased with the pic myself too :) I use a Panasonic DMC-LX2. Don't remember the aperture and stuff but I don't ever use flash in my photography.

3:32 p. m., agosto 28, 2007

Blogger *kel picked an olive...

Hi raymond, i just realized that i've got the info you want. Exposure: 0.125 sec (1/8)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 6.3 mm
apparently flickr captured all these info when i uploaded the pic. cool huh?

9:00 p. m., agosto 29, 2007


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