A dear friend of mine recently spent a few days in Holland, and she kindly sent me these pics of her meal at Elkaar restaurant.
Elkaar is a small, intimate place with probably no more than 30 seats.
It’s recommended by locals as a new, happening place and also seems to be quite popular with businesspeople in the area.
The name 'Elkaar' apparently means something like 'come together' and is for groups of friends and couples, but my friend said there were definitely people there dining alone!
The menu changes every week or so.
It's not cheap, she said - with drinks her bill came to €47.50.
But she did enjoy the meal.
First there was a ‘pre-starter’of sorts, a lovely warming pumpkin soup, ideal to warm you up. It came with warm bread and a very tasty small codfish ball on the side.
For the starter she had red beet marinated Scottish salmon with various preparations of cucumber and cream of squid ink. She really loved the presentation.
And the main course, she said, was just divine…...
She would definitely return for dinner – she said it was a relaxed place with good, knowledgable service - lovely food, well-presented, and with good wines.
(Thanks N, for the lovely photos and descriptions).