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Bib Gourmand for Serre Restaurant ? Inspired by Ciel Bleu


Three Hotel Okura Amsterdam Restaurants Awarded by Michelin

Amsterdam, 7 November 2011 – Today Okura’s Serre Restaurant was awarded a Bib Gourmand by Michelin. Serre Restaurant took over the award from former brasserie Le Camelia. Besides the two Michelin starred French restaurant Ciel Bleu and the traditional Japanese Yamazato Restaurant, proud owner of one Michelin star, Serre Restaurant is now the third restaurant in Hotel Okura Amsterdam, which has been awarded by Michelin. To celebrate this achievement, the Bibendum menu is extended with a complimentary fourth course from 7 until 15 November.

Marc van der Tang, Chef de Cuisine of Serre Restaurant: “By pursuing a perfect balance between price, quality and creativity in the form of the Bibendum menu, we hoped to take over the Bib Gourmand. It’s great that Michelin gives us this recognition.”

Serre Restaurant opened its doors at the beginning of 2011. The international restaurant takes its inspiration from Ciel Bleu, where the quality and style that the two Michelin starred restaurant is renowned for are presented with a light touch, enabling a wider audience to get acquainted with the essence of Ciel Bleu’s cuisine.

A Bib Gourmand award indicates that a restaurant has a good price-quality ratio. In Amsterdam Michelin uses a price of € 36, – for a three course meal (excluding drinks). At Serre Restaurant, guests can enjoy the Bibendum menu for € 35, -. Furthermore, Serre’s Bentobox, the signature dish of the restaurant, is also highly recommended. This luxury lunch box is composed of tiny tasty dishes with fish, meat and vegetables and a dessert included. Within 50 minutes you can enjoy a complete lunch.

Serre Restaurant is opened daily from 10.00 am. – 10.00 pm. Reservations can be made via serre@okura.nl or +31 20 6787 450

About the restaurants of Hotel Okura Amsterdam
In addition to Serre Restaurant, Hotel Okura Amsterdam has three more restaurants. The ground floor features two Japanese restaurants: Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka, where dishes are prepared right before guests’ eyes, and the traditional Japanese Yamazato Restaurant. The traditional Japanese specialty restaurant Yamazato has been the proud holder of one Michelin star since 2002. The idiosyncratic two-star French Ciel Bleu Restaurant on the 23rd floor of the hotel offers a panoramic view of the city. Moreover, the hotel has two bars, including the Twenty Third Bar, which has been named the Netherlands? best cocktail bar. At the ‘Taste of Okura’ Culinary Center, guests can prepare the Okura’s chefs’ dishes themselves, while the sommeliers explain how to pair wine and sake with the culinary creations.

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