This splendid restaurant takes you back to 1397, on to Dutch Golden Age and into the future. The decor subtle features all manner of dragons, touches of gold, high ceilings and large windows – this is historical grandeur 21st centurystyle! Chef Bouterse enhances classic dishes with an emphasis on vegetables nods to Zeeland cuisine and inspirations from around the globe. His masterful and spontaneous approach to textures and flavour is remarkable. For example, he bakes plaice fillet with beurre noisette. This is accompanied by fondant cooked asparagus and a spicy salad including fresh samphire. The full flavours of a fresh, creamy cream with vadouvan lift the whole preparation. Excellent! Also this: the complete vegetarian menu of Restaurant 1397 is definitely worthwhile.
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