A Restaurant Dedicated to Avocado Is Opening in Amsterdam This Year (Because, Of Course)
Avocado toast enthusiasts, rejoice! A delicious eatery dedicated exclusively to the creamy fruit is opening in Amsterdam in the near future. Fittingly called The Avocado Show, the restaurant will open its doors to customers in 2017, reports Metro. Sure, you could just take a trip to one of the many restaurants obsessed with avocado in California, but The Avocado Show promises to go even further in its devotion.
The concept of the establishment — brainchild of Julien Zaal, Ron Simpson, and chef Jaimie van Heije — is that every dish available will contain avocados in some capacity. The Avocado Show, which calls itself "Europe's first avocado bar," will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night treats, drinks, and coffee in Amsterdam's De Pijp neighborhood.
While the full menu has not been released, dishes apparently include avocado sandwiches, Instagram-trendy avocado bun burgers, and avocado chocolate smoothies.
"The possibilities are endless," the founders told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad. "Our only rule is that the dishes need to contain the green super fruit in one way or another."
Over the past decade-and-a-half, avocados have soared in popularity. In the United States, the growth has been significant — the USDA cites the per capita consumption of avocado has increased from two pounds a person to seven pounds a person over 15 years. With the emergence of an avocado eatery in Europe, it's clear the cult-status of avocados is spreading and here to stay.
It should be noted that there has been some backlash and concern over the rise in popularity of avocados. The Guardian reported last year that the demand for avocados from Mexico has resulted in deforestation in order to plant more avocado trees. While this sounds pretty bad, it's not as simple as it seems, as Kitchn reported. There are other factors to consider including the economic benefits, an increase in jobs, and a greater strain on water supply.
The Avocado Show can avoid this issue by sourcing avocados from places outside of Mexico, including the United States (like California and Florida). If this is the case, we can (and should) enjoy every last morsel of green, creamy goodness on the restaurant's freshly made avocado toast.