The story of Alain Passard’s vegetable awakening is legend, so of course his restaurant has been on our wishlist for some time. It’s quite pricey and not exactly convenient, but Shannon decided to take me for a major birthday.

It was lovely, but the service and imagination of the food did not quite live up to expectations. Not disappointing, though, except that it is quite clear that serving full vegetarian meals is an exception they accomodate, not a matter of course as with so many fine restaurants in the Netherlands. Parisians gonna Paris, I guess.