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January 23, 2019

The Dylan and Occo Bar & Brasserie, Luxury in Central Amsterdam

Set along the scenic Keizersgracht canal, the luxury five-star hotel The Dylan, houses the contemporary OCCO Bar Brasserie in the centre of Amsterdam.

OCCO Bar Brasserie combines good taste in food and design. A modern and sophisticated play on an assured mix of old and new, with exposed black beams and original brick floors. The mood at OCCO Bar Brasserie is of comfort and luxury.

Whether you are a guest staying at The Dylan or a visitor passing by OCCO Bra Brasserie is open all day for everyone who is curious to come in. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning and as night falls, guests can indulge in a lavish dinner. OCCO is known for serving fresh flavourful dishes with a strong selection of signature cocktails. OCCO prides itself on being a place where creativity and quality in taste are found.

My husband and I love finding hidden gems and OCCO Bar Brasserie is just that. On entering we were shown to a table by the window that looked out onto the Dutch courtyard. Lucky to have great views in and out we were impressed by the design (by Studio Linse), a refreshingly modern and sophisticated space that complements the innovative menu.

The menu boasts an appetising variety of fish and meat dishes, as well as vegetarian. We were offered wine pairing by the in-house sommelier creating an ultimate culinary experience to our Dutch adventure.

Impressed by the menu descriptions my husband and I opted for 2 starters; the salmon with pistachio, crimson pear, red wine vinegar, sour cream and red onion paired with the 2016 Domaine du Bicheron Mâcon-Peronne a wonderful food partner. Secondly the Caesar salad with roasted prawns, egg, garlic croutons, onion and parmesan cheese paired with the Lagar da Xestosa Godello; a beautifully minerally and savoury Spanish white .

For mains we chose a meat and a fish dish, kicking off with the daring duck breast with kohlrabi, yellow savoy cabbage, bacon, spice glaze paired with a medium-bodied, Joostenberg Family Blend Red. The organic wine is right for all occasions and drinks well with food. For the second main we chose the fresh and zesty dorade ‘rose’ with pumpkin, orange, meat radish, ginger and honey paired with an organic white Possente Kima wine with strong fruity and floral personality. The dishes were both beautiful in taste and presentation offering a complete composition.

To satisfy our sweet tooth we were recommended by our waiter the Dutch special, the bread and butter pudding with orange, cinnamon, raisins and vanilla ice cream and the parsnip cake, passion fruit, roasted Edel Weiss 55% chocolate. The two desserts were soft in texture and the perfect finale to our 3 course meal at OCCO Bar Brasserie .

If you’re looking for a classy and sexy date-night spot, look no further than OCCO Bar Brasserie at The Dylan Hotel in central Amsterdam.

OCCO Bar Brasserie is opened daily from 7 am till 1 am next morning. Kitchen closes at 11 pm.

W : The Dylan
W: OCCO Bar and Brasserie

Written by Cathy Karsas for Luxuria Lifestyle International

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