Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017
With less than one year under its belt, La Capitale has proven to be a true success by being selected as the best restaurant in Jordan by Condé Nast Traveller Middle East, which is renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world’s most influential audiences.
Editor, freelance journalist and local foodie Olivia Cuthbert led Jordanians on a culinary tour of Jordan and picked La Caiptale as the #1 restaurant in the country.
Olivia said, “Refreshingly free of the starched white tablecloths and haughty atmosphere cultivated by many five-star French restaurants, La Capitale feels warm and welcoming, with rustic décor touches that set the tone for unencumbered epicurean enjoyment. Chef de Cuisine Arthur Vonderheyden has created a menu that celebrates Parisian culinary culture, focusing on authentic food that captures the essence of traditional French cooking with creative touches that make even the simplest salad starter a feast for the senses.”
She especially loved the bouillabaisse and added that fans of the goat cheese salad will be delighted with the tartine de chevre chaud starter, featuring caramelised balls of creamy goat cheese mounted on toasted bruschetta and drizzled with a delectable blueberry dressing.
Designed by the award-winning, internationally-acclaimed design firm AvroKO, La Capitale, located at Four Seasons Hotel Amman, captures the spirit of a classic French bistro culture, while giving the soul of a traditional brasserie a modern, fashionable flair. The all season terrace, open all year round, is an extension of La Capitale’s southern French-inspired design.
As the first real brasserie in Amman, La Capitale is epitomising these quintessential principles to the delight of food lovers, with Chef Arthur’s open-air kitchen dishing out classic brasserie favourites, which in Chef Arthur’s words are all “garnished with a pinch of love,” and for good measure, to bring out the flavours of true French dining and entertaining.