It is never too late to celebrate your birthday in style. So when I was asked where I wanted to go, I immediately knew it had to be Bluespoon restaurant in Amsterdam, located in the Andaz hotel at Prinsengracht.

Luxury Hotel on the Amsterdam Canals

Surrounded by the city’s iconic canals, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht sits in the charming heart of Amsterdam. With everything from the whimsical and quirky design by renowned Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, to its superb location and inspiring event spaces, our 122-room hotel is an ideal destination for business and leisure travelers alike. For something extra, Bluespoon Restaurant & Bar champions revolutionary cocktails & picture-perfect dishes with a Dutch edge and the hotel is home to the largest video art collection in Europe.

Andaz website

I already fell in love with the Bluespoon bar earlier, and actually I come there quite frequently to enjoy the most perfect cocktails. So, not a difficult choice how to start the evening – in the bar, with an Espresso Martini. 

I always really feel like Alice in Wonderland when I’m here. And, yes, nowhere you can find better cocktails, hipper people and lesser tourists in Amsterdam. 

As the nuts, which you get with your drink and are rather brilliant (with honey), don’t fill up all the appetite, so time to go to the restaurant.

We started off in style; with a glass of champagne – Ruinart brut can never go wrong.

Time to start the 4-course menu. My friend chose the pigeon, beetroot, sage, bitterbal, cabbage, crispy skin. For me, they catered to my preference, since I was not fond of what I found on the menu. I got the best risotto ever. And they served it with a Maison de La Villette Chardonnay 2016, which was a little too fruity to my preference, but it is nice to knowing the wine comes from Paris itself. 

Back to the table for the mains!

Everything comes to an end, unfortunately. I chose some cheeses (off-menu), while my friend chose a chocolate dessert (mmm, the cookies looks kinda familiar haha). They served me a 
Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2017 with it. Red and I LIKE! 

And we finished off with some chess, a game we never finished……..

Enjoy some more pictures from this Fancy night out!