Friday night post work dinner and we decided to try Niew Amsterdam. It was busy and buzzy when we arrived but the welcome was friendly and service throughout prompt and efficient.
PORK TROTTER AND HAM HOCK NUGGETS, burnt onion jam
BLACK KINGFISH CEVICHE, daikon, dashi dressing, crunchy quinoa, finger limes
Expections were exceeded. The kingfish sashimi was light and fresh and a very clever combination as well as being generous in size. Speaking of generous the ham hock nuggets were also large in portion. Sweet onion jam and soft ham hock covered in breadcrumbs.
We followed it up with:
JERK CHICKEN, pineapple salad, crispy rice, black bean puree
SPICED LAMB LEG, cauliflower, pomegranate, herb dressing
The chicken was soft and gently poached which wasn't quite what I was expecting. I thought it would be chargrilled and heavily spiced but this was more elegant and much gentler. Enjoyable but not what I thought so I still felt I missed out on some Caribbean gusto.
The spiced lamb leg was again tasty but gentler on the spicing than anticipated.
Somewhat unpredictable but pretty good fun probably sums this up. And it was good value for money.