Israeli Star Chef's Amsterdam Restaurant Gets Two Michelin Stars

Moshik Roth's culinary style combines traditional European cooking with molecular gastronomy techniques

 Rotem Maimon
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 Rotem Maimon
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Israeli celebrity chef Moshik Roth retained two Michelin stars for his Amsterdam restaurant, renamed &Moshik, previously called Samhoud & Places, the organization announced at a ceremony on Monday evening.

Roth opened the restaurant in August 2012 at an investment approaching 2 million euros and broke the record by achieving Michelin stars just three months after opening. It wasn't even Roth's first Michelin award: his eatery t'Brouwerskolkje in Overveen, the Netherlands was awarded one star in 2006, three years after it opened, and another in 2009. Roth closed it down in 2012 and opened his new restaurant shortly later.

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Roth's culinary style combines traditional European cooking with molecular gastronomy techniques, which also photograph well. "Moshik Roth invites you on an adventure," the Michelin guide states.

"This fashionable establishment will take you from one pleasant surprise to the next. The chef knows how to combine inventiveness with refinement for a fantastic flavor experience, extracting the best from top-quality ingredients with absolute precision."

Meals at his restaurant start at 117 euros per diner, not including wine.

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