Nevel — Amsterdam, Netherlands
At the tender age of 21, Dutch chef Ricardo van Ede received his first Michelin star for his offerings at De Graaf van het Hoogveen in the town of Noordwijk. After spending a few decades working both abroad and domestically, the acclaimed chef now returns with his latest venture – a joint effort with restaurant group IQ Creative – this time based in Amsterdam. Nevel – Dutch for mist – has a waterfront location overlooking the IJ lake and is furnished with marble, whitewashed oak tables and white leather sofas by design firm Concrete. Van Ede’s food philosophy of seasonal, non-trendy fare is evident by way of the jars of piccalilli and chutney that fill the open shelving system. On Sundays, brunch guests are treated to a classic roast, while dinner patrons are asked to trust van Ede with the choice of a three to seven course set menu.