Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Rose's in Arnhem is one of my all-time favourite restaurants. I remember when I was there for the first time and had the most delicious venison steak I've ever tasted in my life. Their menu changes regularly, so last time when I went there with my dad, I don't think it was still on the menu. It wouldn't matter anyway, since we had to pick from a different menu, because we had a movie arrangement, so we got a 3-course-dinner plus movie theater tickets for a really good price. (Afterwards we went to see Leo Dicaprio's The Revenant and although I was told by many of my friends it was a rather boring movie, I thought it was rather thrilling and interesting. Both me and my dad are history fanatics and we like almost everything that has something to do with the past, so if this movie is historically accurate, I am certainly very enthusiastic about it, but if it's not, I wouldn't even bother. Though all the shots of infinite nature were absolutely marvelous).
I like to go out for dinner with my dad. I have inherited my passion for eating out (is that actually a thing?) from my dad and he taught me to be very critical when it comes to restaurants. Sometimes when we are in a foreign country for a vacation, we might walk for two hours straight until my dad has found the perfect little idyllic restaurant to eat at - it might take long, but in the end, great quality is guaranteed. It's not just the menu he looks at before picking out the restaurant, it is also the ambiance and interior inside, as well as the location of the restaurant by itself. Like, next to a busy road full of speeding cars is a no-go, as well as wicker or plastic chairs on the terrace. When inside, service is inspected carefully. Like, a restaurant with good service would always pour your drink while standing on your right side, and always half a glass. Of course it is not always like that, and sometimes the food can make up for it if it's not. But he taught me to not be consent too easily, and that's how I learned to appreciate restaurants that actually put in work to make its customers happy, not just for the money.
What I like most about Rose's is its amazing interior that creates a great ambiance along with the background music and burning fires. The baroque styled interior is both colourful and classy. It's not just fun for dinner, but also to come down there with friends to have a couple of drinks while sitting in huge armchairs in front of the fireplace - too bad the place is in Arnhem and who of my friends from Nijmegen would ever voluntarily come down to our rival city for a drink while we have so many places to have a drink at in our own town? Nijmegen should have a place like Rose's. We could very much use a lounge slash restaurant with baroque themed furniture down here!
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