When Ciel Bleu first opened its doors over 20 years ago, it had ambitions as high as the unique position on the 23rd floor of Hotel Okura Amsterdam. Its international cuisine is led by chefs Onno Kokmeijer and Arjan Speelman.
The team believes in ‘Guestronomy’; gastronomy, with a strong focus towards its guests. Attentive, amiable staff are on hand to welcome and guide you through the seasonal menus showcasing the creations of Ciel Bleu’s world-class chefs, alongside exclusive vintages from the award-winning wine list.
The team at Ciel Bleu worked tirelessly to create a world-class dining experience, garnering a great reputation for its creative international cuisine and cosmopolitan dining experience. The team’s lofty ambitions and skills have helped inspire and nurture their peers, playing a vital part in the transformation of Amsterdam into the truly European culinary capital it is today.
Your experience at Ciel Bleu is a combination of many elements: the welcome; the service; the view; the food; the wine; the farewell. Each element being as important as the last. When entering the 23rd floor you enjoy bites in the lounge before taking your seat to savour the courses of your chosen menu. The team will guide you through the evening, while you feel connected to Amsterdam due to the amazing view from the 23rd floor.
The restaurant’s mission is to achieve the ultimate taste from its top quality ingredients. The salty-creamy oysters from Brittany, but also the purest cacao from the ‘Amsterdam Chocolate makers’ and cheese from Fromagerie Kef. It also embraces the organic herbs, flowers and vegetables of the region’s suppliers.
The team is proud of the stunning ingredients from the Dutch land with a deep passion for the bountiful fish and shellfish from the surrounding seas and lakes. History also plays an important role, especially the Golden Age with shiploads of spices has a strong influence on its kitchen. In addition, the centuries-long relationship with Japan offers a lot of inspiration.
The breathtaking view together with personal hospitality create a unique atmosphere whilst the menu offers mouthwatering creations that continuously change depending on best quality and availability of products during the seasons. At Ciel Bleu everyone can enjoy a truly unique gastronomic experience.
Address: Hotel Okura, Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, 1072 LH Amsterdam