Restaurant Moon in A’DAM Toren is the next best restaurant to go to! This newbie in town has a few aspects that I want to highlight: the cuisine run by signature chef Jaimie van Heije and chef de cuisine Tommy den Hartog (who I interviewed before), the revolving restaurant, the service and even the elevator is worth talking about! A true experience that will attract a lot of people.
There is a lot to do in the former Shell tower: dancing in the basement club (opens end of summer), stay the night in the Sir Adam hotel, host your own party in The Loft of two stories, dine on high level in revolving Restaurant Moon or go to bar-brasserie Madam that transforms into a nightclub at night which is next to the Look Out, a 360 degrees sky deck with an ‘over the edge’ swing (on the 20th floor, OMG YES!). Yes, Adam Toren is one big playground for locals and tourists.
High level fine dining has two meanings in this case: The cuisine is of a high standard and the restaurant is at the 19th floor of the 21 storey tower. To get to Restaurant Moon on the 19th floor you experience the supersonic elevator first which goes from 1 to 21 in a few seconds. And another surprise you’ll find in the elevator. But I won’t spoil that for you ;) And did you know that Moon is a revolving restaurant? The restaurant revolves 360 degrees in 60 minutes. This gives guests an amazing panoramic view over Amsterdam. During our dinner we saw all weather types coming by from rain and thunder to a clear sky with the sun and beautiful greens. The view is a guaranteed subject to talk about.
With typical Dutch dishes, seasonal ingredients, a modern twist of classics, add Jaime’s Indonesian roots (the ‘bitterbal’ of rendang, certain herbs, etc.) and the combinations of tastes and structures makes sure that your mouth feels sensation during dinner. Chefs Jaimie and Tommy have placed this restaurant on the culinary map!
The menu changes (approx.) every 6 weeks. There is always one ever-changing dish which is a collaboration with a music artist. This month Thomas Acda had the honour, a Dutch musician. They developed ‘The Moon’: a starter with organic foie gras, beetroot and steak tartare. An incredibly tasty dish! Also very successful was the ‘Paling in ‘t groen’ with eel, avocado, green herbs, brioche and vichysoisse. The ‘Tiger Milk’ was a ceviche of scallops, radish, green apple and wasabi. The main course was beef with green peas and a bitterbal of rendang. And the dessert was delicious as well: a surprise of structures and different flavours. Actually every dish was so good! I loved it.
For 60 euros you have a 5-course dinner. I recommend you add the wine arrangement as well. With every dish they carefully selected a wine, with success according to me.
Restaurant Moon is a high level fine dining experience! And a true asset for the city.