You can wake me up at night for a couple of things. One of those things is bread, olive oil and sea salt from Restaurant Fifteen. Jamie Oliver is a phenomenon in the world of food. The restaurant is worldwide famous. Shame on me but I have never had dinner in this restaurant. After Tuesday I realized what I’ve been missing all these years. I had a delicious dinner at restaurant Fifteen. For those not familiar with Fifteen. Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen is a restaurant that uses the magic of food to give unemployed young people a chance to have a better future.
After the successful concept of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in London, the first Fifteen restaurant outside of London opened in Amsterdam. So, It’s not just the food, the menu and the ambiance which is good. The whole concept is great. Fifteen specializes in fresh and seasonal products. Everything is produces in a sustainable manner and whenever possible, they try to source their produce locally. The menu can be described as Mediterranean with Italian influences. I really like Mediterranean food and I love the Italian kitchen, so I knew this dinner would be a success.
Because I couldn’t make a decision, my friend and I shared the appetizer.
We chose buffalo mozzarella with roasted mushrooms, walnuts and bruschetta and a dish from the garden which consisted of zucchini flower with spelt. Both dishes were delicious.
My main course consisted of Gnocchi with lamb, peccorino and mint gremolata. I ordered a small plate, so there was some space for dessert.
My favorite course! If there is chocolate on the menu, it’s hard for me to choose. Otherwise I’m open for new experiences. I took the Cannoli filled with honeyed ricotta, chocolate, Italian stuffed with pears and vanilla syrup. Oops, still a dessert with a touch of chocolate. It was delicious. I had a blast! Besides the delicious food, the service and the atmosphere is great. The area is large and Fifteen is ideal for large groups. They also offer special group menus. Do you have any plans for the weekend?
Fifteen, Jollemanhof 9, 1019 GW Amsterdam, 020 509 5015