Bodon, La Grande Brasserie, Apollo Hotel

Last month, I was at the ‘grande opening’ of Bodon, La Grande Brasserie at the Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam. What an extravaganza this was! There was a giant Champagne tower, delicious finger foods, dj’s and lots of beautiful people. Time to sit down and try the French menu!

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Bodon is a true Instagram Heaven. The Belgian designer Will Erens mixed a lot of different styles into a stunning setting. You will find hints of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, the 20’s untill the 70’s, Palm Springs and a whole lot more. Wow! The goal was to create a cosmopolitan, over the top, luxury phenomenon and well, I think they succeeded. The love is in the details. I love the beautiful, romantic benches. Perfect for a date night!

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We are welcomed with a glass of Champagne. On the menu they have traditional French dishes like Escargots de Bourgogne, Bouillabaise, Fruit de Mer & Tarte Tatin. We go for the Fruits de Mer and the Escargots. The selection of shellfish, lobster and crayfish is huge! Thank god we did not order a main course yet… Everything is super fresh and the flavours are delicious. The Escargots always remind me of the holidays in France with my family when I was young. Love them. We drink a glass of soft Chablis, while we listen to the soothing tones of a French Chanson playing in the background and try to disjoint a langoustine as charming as possible…

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Our dessert is a beautiful cheeseboard. The cheese is presented to us under a giant, round, glass bell and prepared at our table. We decide we also want to try the Crèpes Suzette, to share. Let’s not get reckless…. The preparation at our table is a spectacle. ‘En Flambé!’ Thank god I still have my eyebrows… It is so nice to see how important the presentation is here!

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Bodon La Grande Brasserie is a luxury restaurant, where you can celebrate life in style. The price range is a little higher, but the experience, the entourage, the wine and de French dishes are definitely worth it. The service is very professional and friendly and those cute benches are just perfect for a romantic date…

Price Main Course: €30 – €40

Bodon, La Grande Brasserie, Apollo Hotel
Apollolaan 2, Amsterdam
http://www.apollohotels.nl/bodon-la-grande-brasserie/

Some of the photos above are made by my talented, photography friend  Randy Fokke.

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