bij Dirk offers a culinary adventure in the form of a set menu of smaller dishes that are well executed, beautiful and of course delicious.
I love tasting menu restaurants because the set menu means that I do not have to make any decisions that I could potentially regret. It releases me from any responsibility of enjoying the meal. And as we had something to celebrate, we reserved a table for lunch at Taste
- Do you have any allergies?
- How many courses would you like today?
- Do you want the last course to be sweet or savory?
- Do you want to take advantage of the wine pairing menu and if yes… half or whole glass?
Music to my ears. I can answer all of these questions without experiencing decision fatigue which I do suffer from if a menu has too many delicious sounding options. So thank you Taste
I chose a sweet last course because I can’t say no to a tasty sweet treat at the end of a meal and as a wine lover I had to have the wine pairing option especially because I see no point in ordering a bottle for the table in a situation where you have no idea what type of food you will be tasting. The restaurant has gone to the effort of pairing a wine with each dish, who am I to argue? At Taste
During this visit to Taste
I definitely intend to go back to investigate the situation in the evening. I am sure the food will be as delicious as the lunch and am curious to see how or if the ambiance changes versus the lunch crowd.
PS… A little tip: If you can’t decide between the sweet or savory last course or are not completely in love with desserts, order a coffee or espresso at the end of the meal. We received two amazing sweet treats with our espressos…a macaron which was enjoyable and an amazing, mouthwatering miso/popcorn/caramelly bite which was to die for. I would have bought a box to take home for later if they sold them.
Taste bij Dirk is on the Verwersstraat 58 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch https://www.tastebijdirk.nl/
Food Enthusiast is always looking for restaurants with great tasting menus, what are your favorites?