Last Friday I had dinner at the newly opened restaurant Moon in Amsterdam. Moon is located on the 19th floor of the new A’DAM Tower that guarantees spectacular panoramic views reaching further than Amsterdam. The A’DAM Tower, consisting of 21 floors, brings international allure to the Dutch capitol with a hotel, bars & restaurants, culture and music all in one state-of-the-art building. Restaurant Moon is one of the restaurants that ensures fine dining in a revolving restaurant, with the best view in the city.
Restaurant Moon has a set 5 course dinner menu of €60 that can be upgraded with a wine pairing for each course (€100). The interior is airy and light with muted colours and an en vogue style.
After the amuse with a.o. Parmesan sticks dipped in squid’s ink, we were presented with cocktail oysters: a splash of cocktail in a frozen pearl. Next was our first course that is developed in collaboration with musician Thomas Acda, signature chef Jaimie van Heije and chef de cuisine Tommy den Hartog. “The Moon” as it is called, is biological foie gras, red beet, and steak tartar with apple.
Up next was the ‘Tiger Milk’, a ceviche of scallops, apple, and wasabi. The third course, which I loved, was “Eel in Green”, an avocado and potato soup with herbs and brioche. I loved it so much because of the contrasts in flavours and structure of the different ingredients. The salty, fatty fish, with the lightness of the avocado, and the crunchy brioche.
However, the main course was my absolute favourite: Beef with a rendang croquette, green peas, broad beans and spices. I could easily eat 3 portions of this dish. The sauce was fingerlicking good, and the spicy rendang croquette adds spike to this dish.
Dessert – the “Guardian Angel” was heavenly (get the pun?) with a mix of sweet and sour flavours.