I want to thank THE DUCHESS fot their hospitality and giving me the opportunity to film and shoot on this beautiful location. I really felt like a moviestar. They also have an amazing high tea. Would you like to see pictures of the high tea check my portfolio.
I would like to give you guys some information about THE DUCHESS. THE DUCHESS made her grand entrance in the heart of Amsterdam. I’m going to tell you about their cuisine, beverages and interior.
THE DUCHESS cuisine
THE DUCHESS, inspired by the splendour and eminence of the Belle Époque, took residence in one of the best-kept historic gems; the former KAS Bank and the new W Hotel Amsterdam. The magnificence of the original ornaments, the high ceilings and the accents of gold and marble make THE DUCHESS a luxurious sanctuary in the heart of Amsterdam. In consonance with the radiant décor, THE DUCHESS lunch and dinner menu is inspired by the light and refined flavours from Southern France and Italy, also known as Nouveau-Niçoise Cuisine. Exquisite Mediterranean produce like artichokes, zucchinis, lemons, olives, tomatoes, peppers, truffles and a variety of seafood, meats and fresh pastas, compose a cuisine that is light and healthy. All flavours at THE DUCHESS are carefully prepared in the state of the art and handmade Molteni kitchen. The kitchen is a sight by itself and boasts the highly exclusive chef’s table right in the middle of the kitchen, THE DUCHESS Table.
As one would expect of British nobility, the afternoon tea earned a prominent role at the THE DUCHESS; a charming Alice in Wonderland experience dressed in an abundance of teacups, teapots and cake tiers. The extravagant displays in the tea lounge offer a spread of niche pastries and scones served with signature marmalades and conserves. Accompanied by one of the many exclusive tea-blends, or true to the royal nature of THE DUCHESS, with a royal glass of champagne.
THE DUCHESS beverages
All beverages at THE DUCHESS are seamlessly integrated into the dining experience, starting with a savvy selection of punches and some highly creative adaptations of French and Savoy Apéritif. The cocktail offer includes a unique selection of refined and often-overlooked beverages from the heyday of the last cocktail era and a tailor made wine list, complementing THE DUCHESS cuisine with the most exclusive wines and champagnes from around the globe.
THE DUCHESS interior
The overwhelming central hall with its stained glass ceiling, black marble details, beautiful hand-crafted floor-tiles and the intricate wooden doorframes balance the elegance and sophistication of a distant royal past with the comfort and intrigue of our time. At THE DUCHESS the past and present do more than co-exist; they enrich one another.