Choux is contagiously fresh
With both innovative and unpretentious plates and a fantastic vegetarian menu. We enjoy.
The most memorable, exciting things that I ate in recent years were, almost without exception, dishes in which vegetables played a leading role.
After all, both at home and in the restaurant kitchen there is almost always an ingrained pecking order, in which animals – meat and fish – play the leading role, where the plants – vegetables, starch – then serve themselves as ‘garnishes’.
Historically, Choux makes perfect sense
Animal proteins were heavily fought in our hungry ancestors, the most expensive proteins we knew. But in this time of abundance, such an ingredient hierarchy often creates dishes that are quite similar in design and focus: with meat or fish as the centerpiece, and vegetables and starch for their glory and glory.
Of course, such a dish can be fantastic. But I think the excitement and innovation in the kitchen are pre-eminently to be found in a certain culinary democracy, in which a beet is not by definition seen as something that deserves less attention than a steak, and in which the main role and who the supporting role who indicates and who completes does not automatically arise from whether the ingredients were born as plants or as animals.
Choux is a new Restaurant
Opened by the gentlemen of the successful pop-ups Repéré and Foyer, is a hugely sympathetic expression of this kind of creative freedom. The name already invites philosophizing: choux is French for cabbages – traditionally the vegetables with the lowest status – but choux are also choux, expressions of refined, higher patisserie. Building on that, it also means ‘darlings, little dots’ (as in mon chou), and Choux thus combines the earthly and the higher with sweet contagiousness.
tuesday – friday lunch: 12:00 – 14:00
tuesday – saturday dinner: 18:00 – 22:00
sunday & monday: closed
closed during winter holiday’s:
december 22nd – january 6th
january 7th: closed for lunch
visit their website: choux.nl
Best restaurant in Amsterdam
Absolutely love this restaurant!! We had the chefs 5 course menu and was blown away not only by the food, the attention to detail but also the relaxed charismatic waiting staff whom made us feel completely at ease yet fully informed with their culinary knowledge.
In terms of the food, interior and ambience at Restaurant Choux I would give a 4.5/5 star. However the natural only wine list was disappointing to someone, like me, who much prefers more classic wines. I was upfront about not enjoying natural wines as a rule, but was of course open to buying a bottle to enjoy with the 5 courses ahead. My requests of what I like in a wine were met with average-non-chalant-hipster type attitude. I could feel the guy’s warmth leave his body, from there it was very cold service on his part. I was friendly and clear. I still ended up with an average bottle wine. In terms of ‘Michelin’ level, for me the service and wines are a bit of let down. Perhaps it was just a bad night.
We had a wonderful experience at Choux. The food was absolutely delicious, they were able to do our five course menu vegetarian, which the waiter said was probably even better than the other options, as the vegetarian option was made with so much care. A delicious selection of wines. The atmosphere is a mix of formal and informal. Although the service is super professional and high quality, the outfits of the waiters are casual, which makes this restaurant a perfect mix.
Visit their website: Choux.nl