witte-uyl-logoDe Witte Uyl is one of dutchgrub’s top four Amsterdam restaurants because of its unusual, seasonal menu. Perfectly timed for the start of summer and the unusually sunny weather, De Witte Uyl has just announced their summer menu and opened its terrace!

As always there are some inventive dishes on the menu that combine summery ingredients from the Dutch, French and Asian cuisine. Smoked Chinook salmon from Frank’s Smoke house is an old favorite that has made it back onto the menu. It’s served with cantaloupe, watercress and mint and has always stood out for the quality of the salmon. It really has nothing in common with the tasteless whitish bits of farmed salmon served all too frequently in Amsterdam. The crème of fresh corn with home smoked mozzarella and a wonton and served with chickpeas, coriander, cumin, lemongrass and ginger sounds perfect for a warm summer day on the terrace. As does the tartar of white tuna with shiso, avocado, watercress and a poached egg.

The terrace was opened two or three years ago. It’s basically tables and chairs arranged on the sidewalk, but quite nice as the Frans Halsstraat is quiet and charming. And quite in style, hostess Annemieke has some great summer white wines on her unbeatable wine list!