On 1 November last year the Rijksmuseum opened its new restaurant RIJKS. Yesterday Dutch born South African resident Margot Janse of the multi award-winning Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français was in Amsterdam to launch Rijks’s seasonal guest chef programme. For this project, the restaurant’s team of top chefs under the supervision of Joris Bijdendijk will be reinforced by an internationally renowned guest chef who will cook for a week and teach the brigade their Rijksmuseum inspired dishes. These will then be incorporated into their regular menu.
Inspired by some of the paintings at RIJKS museum, chef Janse created a special menu which will be served throughout winter.
Sweetcorn veloute, milk cloud, madagascan pepper maize meal, sesame
Haring, vetkoek, oyster braaioli, lemon and champagne chutney
Afrikaanse gruttenpap, buchu, chicken, pumpkin in a wonderbag(Barley, millet, sorghum, lentils)
Boeren opleg custard, grapes, walnuts, wild rice, fynbos bread sticks, Grape jelly and slated dried grapes
Baobab hangop, coconut sorbet, macadamia, salted honeybush caramel
Here’s some images from yesterday’s press launch…
Chef Margot Janse will be cooking from 8th to 10th January. All 600 dinner places have already been reserved for these dates however there are still some available for lunch. Booking details here: http://www.rijksrestaurant.nl/en/reservations/