This is a choice of four unknown dishes that the chef will create and change regularly. So on this occasion, I was served the mushroom soup, croquet, oysters and asparagus. Each one had such an individual taste but it was balanced very well. It was the best croquet that I have ever eaten. It was served just straight out of the oven with a selection of bread. I chose the brown olive bun and the extra virgin olive oil. Nice way to appreciate what was coming.
The food I chose is called the big Green Egg; these are dishes that will stay on the menu. I went for a T-Bone Steak with herb butter and it was cooked to perfection. One caution, it is huge at 500 grams. The salad dressing was yummy and the chunky chips were delicious.
Angus Beef Burger
The Angus Beef burger is one of the most eaten dishes globally, so we chose it to see how we could compare it. This portion is adult size and my guest for the evening was a seven year old girl who in no time at all ate the whole lot. In her own words, it was the best burger she has ever eaten.
For dessert, there were a selection of four choices, so I opted for fresh chocolate truffles and a light pastry biscuit with fresh raspberries. Finally, a gorgeous mouse which was something I have never tasted before, it was amazing. I chose a dessert wine which was the perfect balance to such an exquisite selection of food.
A big thank you to Ricardo who explained in detail what the restaurant had to offer. His customer service was excellent and he treated other customers with equal care. His thorough understanding of what the chef was cooking gives you an indication of how well trained the staff are. Even if you’re not staying at the Carlton Ambassador, I would highly recommend eating here. It was one of the best food experiences I’ve had in Holland for a very long time. To put it into perspective, over the last two weeks I have done 14 hotel reviews.
UPDATE: Henricus has now been renamed Sophia
- Website: www.carlton.nl/hotel-ambassador-den-haag
- Address: Carlton Ambassador, Sophialaan 2, 2514JP Den Haag, The Netherlands
- Phone: +31 (0)70-3630363