Pick this Pig

Don’t be fooled by the innocent looks of this flammkuchen. The thin crust of this Alsatian ‘pizza’ is covered with crème fraiche. So far so good, you might think. Yes, sure. But wait till you get to the tomato sauce. Ai, ai, caramba, who let the chilli peppers out? Hot, hot, hot. Sooo good. And there’s more devilish good stuff: bits of juicy pork with some fat and a full, slightly sweet taste. This pork neck shouts quality. It’s organic and comes from the region of Baambrugge, a village close to Amsterdam. My favourite flammkuchen is not to be missed for lunch and also recommended for dinner – as a starter, that is, well, at least in my case. Any time is a good time to visit restaurant and bar The Lobby. Love the French fish soup with grilled catfish for lunch too. For dinner put your hands up for the farm fowl with smoked bacon. The American pancakes, maple syrup and blueberries make waking up less painful. All this is served by welcoming and funny employees. They have cool looks, but lack the cool (arrogant) attitude. Yes!

The Lobby, situated in Hotel V
Flammkuchen (Alsatian pizza) with spicy pork, one, €10.50
Nes 49, City Centre
+31 (0) 20 758 52 75
Opening hours: Monday -Sunday 7am-1am