Lunch at de Kas

Restaurant de Kas is internationally acclaimed for serving homegrown and locally sourced organic food which is both seasonal and innovative.   The restaurant (housed in an old greenhouse) and its vegetable garden are situated in Park Frankendael. A set menu is offered which reflects the daily harvest (specific dietary needs are accommodated).  I have lived around the corner from this restaurant for several years, previously interviewed the manager for my MPH research but only ate lunch there today, for the first time!

Not only did the food and atmosphere exceed my expectations but the use of herbs was quite wonderful and I highly recommend it to other Urban Herbologists.  The lunch menu (without drinks or dessert) costs €37.50.  Have a look at their website for more details and Trip Advisor for some reviews.

Today we enjoyed three starters; Courgette flower fritters and soup, an asparagus dish and another of white fish, lobster and beetroot.

The main was mackerel fillet with a risotto and basil salsa.

The dessert was an absolutely mouthwatering bowl of panna cotta, Elderflower sorbet, strawberries and Rose petal chocolate.

As I hope you will see from the photos, each dish incorporated a liberal selection of flowers and herbs, most of which I am familiar with but also including unusual edible flowers such as Begonia – a little sour and very tasty.  The use of herbs and dressings was appropriate and really complimented the other flavours rather than overpowering them. This was a really delicious meal, for both the eye and taste buds – thank you Frank!

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