(ph:31-20) 624-4370),that has the justifiably legendary pata negra (Black Foot) ham from Spain. My friend Mark Bittman had a piece 3 1/2 years ago in the Times
that mentioned a few nifty places. He talked about De Kas
(ph: (31-20) 462-4562), which serves mostly local and organic food in a greenhouse surrounded by a garden; a nouvelle Indonesian place called Blue Pepper
(ph:(31-20) 489-7039), owned by a Michelin-starred chef; Balthazar's Kitchen
(open Wed.-Fri. only), located in the hipster neighborhood called The Jordann (ph:(31-20)420-2114 , with a single reasonably priced prix fixe menu; and De Reiger
(ph:(31-20) 624-7426, a neighborhood bar also in Jordann that serves "the Platonic ideal of cafe food." Adam, do not wander into any old restaurant in Amsterdam. You will be sorry.