During one of my many layovers to Amsterdam, I had the pleasure of visiting De Silveren Spiegel. An up and coming Michelin guide restaurant right in the center of Amsterdam a few blocks from the main central train station.
I selected the three course tasting menu and the waiter altered the menu to accommodate me sans seafood. It was delicious. After the amuse bouche, my first course was a selection by the chef. I can not remember what it was. The first picture below is the amuse bouche followed by the first course. Next time i will write it down!
That was followed by the scrumptious pearl barley. Field mushrooms, egg yolk with a warm fenugreek cheese foam. The highlight of my meal. I would order this as a main course in a second.
The main course was the beef shoulder steak cooked to perfection. Followed by blood orange dessert. A mixture of orange, mocha and coffee flavors. Overall, just a nice range of well cooked delicious food. I would definitely recommend this traditional Dutch cuisine mixed with fine dining. Make sure to make a reservation as they were turning away guests all evening. I just got lucky since it was out of season and the restaurant just opened for the evening.