had a good dinner at zazas on my second night in amsterdam on 14.4.2014. like beulings, we planned & booked the restaurant before the trip.
could not recall the amuse bouche but it was good tasting.
the focaccia was good, the usual.
we ordered 5 appetisers including the oysters & soup.
#1 the beef carpaccio was good, sweet & came with foie gras terrine.
#2 the smoked duck mille feuille was good too. smoked duck was good & the pastry too, overall a good dish. taste wise it was not as exciting as it looked. the duck & pastry were competent, good, not special.
#3 the ravioli was good. couldn’t remember what was in it, I imagine cheese? but this was better than the green pea risotto we had at the movies restaurant the next day.
#4 the carrot soup (we had 3 servings of 1/2 portion) had some cream at the bottom & was again very good, and also better than the one at the movies restaurant.
#5 the oysters were excellent, very creamy and sweet. we ordered a second helping of 3 oysters.
we ordered 2 mains to share.
#6 the cod was competent, but somehow the meat were firmer (& less oily??) than the texture i generally liked, as in my own nobu miso cod or teriyaki cod.
#7 the guinea fowl i guess was competent, just was not a dish that we particularly liked, and by comparison, the duck confit at the movies restaurant was much more enjoyable.
the service was very good – professional & friendly. there was 2 taiwanese ladies on our next table. 1 ordered a lamb but didn’t like it. she was requested to order a different main from the menu. the server took back the lamb & later explained politely & cheerfully that the chef tasted the lamb & it was fine however they would replace it with another main anyway. the lady said sorry when paying the bill & the server said they were sorry that she did not like it. all very nice & pleasant.
overall the dinner came to euro104 for 3pax including 2 coffees & a glass of wine, quite good price. it was not really much more expensive than the movies restaurant. the appetisers were great but the mains were not as enjoyable for us c/w the movies restaurant. i would come back again when in amsterdam.
see my detailed reviews & photos at http://chefquak.com/2014/04/30/very-good-dinner-zazas-amsterdam-on-14apr2014/
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