The name says it all. The menu at Fraiche is based around fresh seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors and prepared with panache. [CLOSED]
The dinner menu changes weekly. You will find fish, game meats and vegetable dishes with ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors for the freshest flavors.
Chef Noah Tucker and Chef Anthony Joseph hail from the USA and England respectively. They have worked in some of the finest kitchens in the world and now team up to create the menu at Fraiche.
The seasonal starter on this early spring evening was herbed gnocchi: fantastic. The gnocchi were pan fried and served with mashed carrots. Hidden among the gnocchi puffs were seared scallops. YUM! For the main course we tried the duck breast and it was perfectly cooked on the rare side and served with a flavorful sauce. A favorite is the truffle macaroni and cheese, which is even richer and more decadent than it sounds. The wines are decently priced and very good. Service is friendly and attentive.
Be sure to save room for dessert. We tried the dessert sampler since we couldn’t choose just one. The tiny jelly donut was my favorite as it brought me instantly back to childhood!
In addition to dinner, Fraiche serves a mean Sunday brunch. Go for the British breakfast with blood sausage and home fries or the soul food favorite fried chicken and waffles. And don’t miss their special parties and pop ups. Follow them on Facebook to get the latest.
The restaurant is on the small size so we’d definitely recommend making a reservation for dinner and for brunch. Click here to reserve now!
NOTE: Fraiche is now closed, and has been replaced by GIN – a terrific fusion restaurant.
You can now find the founders of Fraiche at Cut Throat serving awesome Australian inspired food (plus cocktails and craft beers). If it’s brunch you are after, make a visit to Staring at Jacob, a cute cafe in Oud West by the same owners. Be sure to check out Eastside too. And Cut Throat also serves brunch on the weekends!
Westerstraat 264, Amsterdam
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