Restaurant Triptyque Wine List
About Restaurant Triptyque
Triptyque is located in the historic town hall of Wateringen. While visiting this venue, you are in the heart of the “Westland”, the largest greenhouse horticulture area in Europe, that has long been at the forefront of sustainability. Chef Niven Kunz puts his terroir, born and raised in the region, in the spotlight with his creativity; green is the focus, accompanied by a maximum of 20 per cent animal protein. Great, surprising and very tasty dishes. A nice detail is the two leather-bound wine lists (1 for sparkling and white, the second for reds and sprits) printed on tomato pulp paper.
As you can imagine, the wine list mainly holds refreshing, elegant, white wines. However, on the wine list, there is also a range of fine, red wines from older, renowned wineries and new pioneers. Stunning whites from Belgium, Burgundy and Germany, but also great stuff from California.
The wines by the glass are carefully selected and paired with the dishes and picked from exciting regions and grape varieties. The sober decor is an example of elegant luxury. And believe me; it is not only veggie.
This smart fine dining restaurant is situated in the sous-terrain of an old church. It's very spacious, with just 10 tables, and the service is attentive and personal. Niven Kunz's cookery is inventive, flavourful, and mostly focused around vegetables in surprising treatments. The steak tartare was a highlight, but I won't spoil the surprise by revealing the twist here. The tasting menu is well thought out, neither too much nor too little.
Leroy Pechler's 400+ bin wine list focuses mostly on the classics, with France taking centre stage and a particularly strong selection of white and red Burgundy. For the adventurous, I recommend taking a close look at the Italian section. Always great to see a Verdicchio di Matelica and a Ruché on the list! Dutch wines are well represented, and if you want to drink Clemens-Busch, this is the place, with a massive vertical to choose from. Prices are definitely at Michelin level, but as always if you go a bit more off-piste, there is value to be had. My only disappointment was the very small by-the-glass offering ― just one Champagne and eight still wines, mostly focused on the budget end of things. The restaurant's level of ambition leads you to hope for a much more varied and eclectic choice. I'd also expect that the wine pairing would feature a few daily specials above and beyond the by-the-glass selections. On the night we visited, this only extended to a sweet wine and a port.
Niven KunzOwner and chef Triptyquerestauranttriptyque
Virginie van Bronckhorst-KunzOwner Triptyquevirginievanbronckhorstkunz
Eveline RotteveelOffice manager