Category: Pllek

Pllek is a relaxed restaurant in the northern part of Amsterdam—you can reach it by taking a ferry from Amsterdam Centraal. The restaurant is made of containers and may not look like much as you approach it. But you will immediately fall in love with its roomy interior—it has a fireplace!—and friendly atmosphere. Apparently it is a green restaurant serving mostly food made of fresh vegetables… but we wouldn’t know. We only care about cakes, remember? Oh, did we mention that there’s a beach right in front of the place?

Cake review: Pumpkin-carrot cake – Pllek

Cake time: 3. 2. 2019

The first thing you notice about this cake is the plating: a slice of pumpkin-carrot cake is served with a pumpkin puree, a scope of mousse and a mint leaf. The cake is rather compact containing walnuts which are—and this is really nitpicking–not distributed uniformly across the slice. It is a bit dry on the edges and bland, which comes as a disappointment. The puree also has an undefined taste. The real star is the creamy, airy mousse. Having a gentle lemony aroma, the mousse melts in your mouth.

While the cake itself is mediocre, the three main components of this dessert complement each other surprisingly well. We confess that the quality-price ratio for this cake is on the low side.