Now a restaurant inspired by Amsterdam's red light district
IANS [ Sat, May 11, 2013 ]
- New Delhi, May 11(IANS) Amsterdam Kitchen and Bar, a newly opened restaurant here, has taken inspiration from Amsterdam's De Wallen area that is considered as "the most famous red-light district in the world".
Located at South court mall, Saket, the place represents the spirited nature of Holland with quirky fun colours like pink and blue highlighting European aura and cuisine.
"A memorable trip with friends where I went all over Europe, included Amsterdam. The place which took me by surprise was the infamous De Wallen, the most famous red-light district in the world," Sanuj Birla, owner, Amsterdam Kitchen and Bar told IANS.
"At first I was sceptical about going there but when we went there we realized that its not just a sleazy red-light area but it's a famous tourist destination full of hustle and bustle, small coffee shops and restaurants. It was a melting pot of European cuisine and that's where I thought that why can't we have a place similar to this in Delhi which can be a feast to the eyes and the stomach," he added.
The owners have tried to recreate the ambience of red light with the help of virtual LED screens which project virtual women coming out from behind the curtains and teasing guests.
Some of the special features of the restaurant are Dutch hand painted ceramics, the virtual show doors and windows replicating the red-light district, the street lamps and the wooden clog wall.
"The wooden clog wall is a unique concept where every guest who celebrates his/her birthday gets the famous souvenir wooden shoe to scribble on and we put it back on the wall as an everlasting memory. This adds as a fun interior to my restaurant," said Birla.
With its many cultural influences, the place offers a varied selection of cuisines to satisfy your palate including stuffed zucchini with basil pesto, fish fingers with wasabi mayonnaise, slow cooked shank of lamb, smoked salmon, the crispy fried amsterdam prawn and the amsterdam style cottage cheese steak.