It’s a “flavor meets form” affair at Proef Restaurant; “eating designer” Marije Vogelzang’s fresh, kitsch and oh-so-pretty dining venture in the Westergasfabriek complex.
Vintage floral china, marshmallow art installations and beverages served in jam jars—an abundance of cute and arty details consistently fill the entire dining experience. With a kitchen so open you’re practically sitting in it, the relaxed atmosphere extends right through to the menu with their offerings of casual tapas style dishes. The focus here is on keeping the presentation true to the way Mother Nature herself designed food, while proving modesty and innovation are a perfect pair in creating flavours that will make lasting impressions. Ingredients are always seasonal and organic and are likely to be grown right out the back in their vegetable patch.
Ensure you kick off your dinner with a civilised aperitif—no where else will serve you cocktails with edible flowers and floating peas. Behold the ‘Full Frontal Flower Shower’ or ‘Rubarbarella’, and beware, their innocence lies solely in their appearance. Simplicity never looked or tasted so good.