The Amstel Intercontinental Hotel has been the best known and most prestigious hotel of the Netherlands for 135 years. The regular visits of world figures or members of royal families have over the years given the hotel an almost mythical value. One of the reasons why so many guests from all over the world want to reside in the Amstel Hotel is without any doubt the culinary mastery of Edwin Kats, Chef of Restaurant La Rive. La Rive, situated on the shores of the Amstel, forms the ultimate location for a refreshing lunch or unique dinner. Recently, chef Edwin Kats and his 32 team members have received a second Michelin star for the many gastronomic top moments they offer their international guests time and time again. In this publication Alma Huisken (winner of the Wina Born-prize 2002) takes the reader on a walk from the chef's table to the wine room, everything situated in the most glorious setting of Amsterdam. This publication deals with everything that makes La Rive what it is and is richly illustrated by photographer Bart Van Leuven.