Fallbrook, California, will host its 31st annual Avocado Festival this year. Over 100,000 people attended the 2016 event, with more expected in 2017. If that’s not evidence of the growing popularity of the avocado, also known as the alligator pear or butter fruit then I don’t know what could be! I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t like avocado. It goes with most things and the health benefits are plenty, with around 20 vitamins and minerals and plenty of healthy fatty goodness. Yum. It’s not just over in the USA where avocado appreciation is rife, it’s a respected addition to any diet in Europe too.
Where better to set up the first European all-avocado restaurant, than Amsterdam? It’s a hipster haven. Quaint, romantic streetscapes with a potent European flavour, lined with brunch and coffee spots as far as the eye can see. The Avocado Show is that restaurant, and it’s worth your time. First of all, don’t be put off thinking this must only cater to vegetarians and or vegans, it doesn’t. Once you’re called in (it’s insanely busy at weekends and you’ll need to leave your name on the door) you’ll first be grabbed by the decor (pink velvet benches against bare concrete walls and real wood table tops) and the aesthetic doesn’t stop there… wait until you see your food.
I went for the CAT sandwich, a chicken and avocado extravaganza. So much flavour and presented beautifully. Other dishes on the menu worth checking out are the Avo Garden and the Avo Rose (pictured below), and the nachos are amazing too!
If you’re after a tasty, healthy brunch in a modern rustic surround, The Avocado Show is the place to go. Be prepared for a wait, but believe me when I say it’s well worth it!
Photo credit: The Avocado Show