Recently I was the lucky one to be invited at Sinne restaurant. This one Michelin starred food heaven, situated in a narrow building on the Ceintuurbaan in neighbourhood ‘De Pijp’ – almost opposite the Sarphatipark – is one to remember. We were very pleasantly surprised by both the excellent kitchen as the friendly and warm service. Today I’ll show you more of Sinne on my blog.
At Sinne restaurant you always order a menu, but can choose your own dishes from the à la carte menu. 3 courses is 39 euros, 4 courses 48 euros, 5 courses 57 euros, 6 is 67 euros and 7 is 77 euros. For the full monty you can eat 8 courses for 87 euros. We decided to go for the 6 course menu (with cheese and dessert being course five and six). Scroll down for a good impression from our evening at Sinne restaurant.
We started our dinner with this amuse bouche: pickled rettich with a corn made from piccalilly and sweet potato puree (right on the photo) soup/foam of chestnut and crisps of sweet potato. VERY good, especially the sweet potato puree/soup – (left on the photo). Great flavours!
Starter: cantaloup melon and sorbet, with cherry tomato, curry-Hollandaise and chilli, garlic flowers, crispy sourdough and east indian cherry leaf. I enjoyed this fresh, crisp starter a lot. The chili gave it some more kick and made it a bit more exciting. The curry-Hollandaise was something new for me, in a positive way.
Second course: Barbecued celeriac, roasted garlic foam, 63 degrees egg yolk, fresh black truffle (heaven!), hazelnut. Truffle….. Need I say more?
Third course: Crispy fried sweetbreads, polenta, onion and onion puree, sauce of veal, star anise and kumquat. Sweetbreads were perfect, I don’t like soggy braised sweetbreads and these were nice and crisp. I enjoyed the onion hints in this dish too but I didn’t really taste the star anise in the sauce.
My main course: Lemon soul with basil oil, beurre blanc sauce, green asparagus and fregola. Beautiful fish, not too exciting, a bit classic, but delicious.
Main course of my good company: Black Angus from the barbecue with sort of roasted seeds on top, vegetables (broccoli, onion, parsnip, cantharel) sauce of black Angus and spring onion. The chef of Sinne loves his crisps, nuts and different structures in his dishes. The vegetables were very well prepared. Done enough, but not overdone.
Cheese amuse bouche, to get in a cheesy mood.
Dessert amuse bouche: cheese cake with crisps of raspberry and anise. Again the crispy notes of raspberry.
Dessert: Coconut, passion fruit and dreams….
The total experience
Our dinner at Sinne was in 1 word AMAZING! We loved the flavours, service, atmosphere. It’s fine dining but relaxed, a Michelin star place but without the stiff upper lip. I would label Sinne kitchen as French, with an Asian twist and lots of foams and crispy notes in the dishes. The Chef loves structures and tries to avoid boring food and boring ingredients. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special evening out in Amsterdam.
Sinne restaurant is located on Ceintuurbaan 342 in Amsterdam. They are open Wednesdays until Saturdays from 18.00 onwards. On Sunday they open from 12.00 – 15.00 en again from 18.00. Average price range for the full monty including wine, aperitif, water, coffee is around 100 euros per person, I think.
*Note: It was my own idea to write about Sinne restaurant in Amsterdam. All images are mine, made with a Canon EOS M camera