Top of the Dutch creatives designed Capital Kitchen
Opening – The newest addition to Amsterdam is Capital Kitchen. A bar restaurant located in Capital C, the monumental building on Weesperplein where the Diamond Exchange was once located. Capital C literally stands for creativity with a capital C. Capital C is a hub and community for the capital’s creative sector. A work and meeting place for creatives with flexible workplaces, office and meeting rooms and special event spaces. And now also with a unique and innovative bar-restaurant concept. The design of Capital Kitchen has been created together with the top of the Dutch creative industry.
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Art with a capital A at Capital Kitchen
The love for art and design are the pillars of Capital Kitchen. Curator and publicist Anne van der Zwaag is responsible for the selection of all artists and designers involved in Capital C. The groundbreaking restaurant design is by artistic style icon Maarten Spruyt. It is the first time that he was signed to set up a restaurant. He was given a free hand to design the interior of Capital Kitchen according to his own insight and involved fellow creatives of name and fame in this unique project. Artist Joep van Lieshout, for example, designed the art object above the central bar. With the working title ‘The Being’, this eye-catcher in the interior is a – pulled apart – human skeleton that symbolizes the exposing of the inner man.
Local food 3.0
Food, drinks, music, art, events, staff and visitors are all ingredients that make a visit to Capital Kitchen a special experience. Creative chef Dave Wijnschenk works with the best regional suppliers and transforms local ingredients into surprising, colorful creations. For example: homemade filet americain from double-purpose Beemster cows (with fried capers, chives and croutons of sourdough bread from the city bakery As). And: roasted cauliflower from West Friesland with a creamy cauliflower cream (combined with miso and shallots). Also on the seasonal menu: crowdpleasers such as fish&chips (with North Sea cod), beef stew from the local breed of cattle, Ouderkerks Blond and bisque of Dutch shrimps, Zeeland mussels and razor clams (with potatoes and carrots from the latest local harvest). Chef Wijnschenk: “At Capital Kitchen we try to go a step further with local and sustainable food. We strive for low carbon food print and so we use as many local ingredients as possible.”
Harold Hamersma and Ronald Giphart
Bar and drinks occupy a prominent place at this brand-new location. At Capital Kitchen you will not find a traditional wine list but a Drinks Menu. A drink menu with special teas, kefir, hard seltzers and kombucha. Wine and beer receive special attention. The Dutch Wine publicist Harold Hamersma has been hired as a wine advisor. He selected the better Dutch wines and some German, French and even Luxembourg and Belgian wines, all less than 600 kilometers from Capital Kitchen (so no new world wines here). The beer list with many surprising names and styles was developed by beer lover and writer Ronald Giphart.
Capital Kitchen is open for dinner Monday through Friday. From November, Capital Kitchen will also be open for lunch and drinks and in January 2022 they will also open on weekends for lunch, drinks and dinner.
Address: Weesperplein 4A, 1018 XA Amsterdam. Located in the Capital C premises on the ground floor.
Website: Capital Kitchen