Amsterdam's Rotisserie Chicken Spot, Le Chick Opens in Wynwood
One doesn’t really think of Amsterdam as being a food-centric city, now do they? Except maybe when you have the munchies. But on De Clercqstraat, a main street in the Dutch city, sits Rotisserie Amsterdam, a popular casual restaurant featuring fried chicken, rotisserie chicken, ribs, burgers and multiple sides.
When co-owner Coco Coig spent time in Amsterdam, he knew he wanted to bring this casual dining concept to Miami and partnered with Jorge Sanchez, Max Van de Put and hired Chef Victoria Delloca to re-create some of the successful rotisserie items and add some unique items for Miami’s, Le Chick Rotisserie.
Recently opened in Wynwood surrounded by construction on NW 24th, next door to the now shuttered Federal Donuts and Dizengoff, Le Chick has a sleek interior, featuring an open kitchen when you walk in, lots of natural wood, high top tables, mesh details reminiscent of a chicken coop and two huge Big Green Eggs for smoking meats and rotisserie.
The menu is varied with plenty of comfort food items and sides, but the cocktail bar and creative menu is not to be passed up. Behind the bar is Best Bubbly cocktail winner at the IBA World Cocktail Championships in Copenhagen, José ‘YeYe’ Ortega, who has created a menu that features cocktails many named in keeping with the chicken theme.
We were intrigued by the Cock Fight, a mezcal and tequila drink topped with a pickled jalapeno and foam, or Roy the Rooster, with Espolon tequila orange juice and bitters, the Green Machine, made with Hendricks Gin and topped with fresh arugula micro greens. The Old English Game, is a not too classic old-fashioned with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Mint syrup, cinnamon, ginger and house-made coffee bitters. Garnished with an orange slice this was the favorite drink of the night.
From the dinner menu we selected an order of a very crispy buttermilk battered Fried Chicken. It is served as boneless strips of dark meat with sides of ranch dressing or a spicy maple syrup.
Onion rings are huge and tempura style and the Roasted Carrots were caramelized with an herb yogurt and charred breadcrumbs. Black Kale Arugula Fennel Salad was nicely dressed in a Kimchi and lemon vinaigrette. The Truffle fries were topped with plenty of grated cheese and the real deal...shaved truffles.
Unable to decide between the rotisserie chicken and ribs, we opted for the “Why Not”, an assortment platter that included more of the Fried Chicken strips, ½ Rotisserie Chicken, BBQ Pork Ribs and those huge onion rings.
The Ribs were meaty and coated with an apple BBQ sauce and sesame seeds, and the Rotisserie Chicken was juicy, but we wished we had ordered an extra portion of the rotisserie chicken as it was the highlight on the platter and we had a hard time sharing it between the four of us.
The Double Dirty Burger features two organic beef patties, tomato, lettuce, house pickles and a secret sauce. Add ons include choice of cheese, bacon, egg, avocado, jalapenos and sautéed mushrooms or onions.
The desserts are all created by Coco himself and include a decadent, warm and gooey Chocolate Goodie Jar of warm chocolate brownie, white chocolate chips and vanilla ice cream from neighboring Gelatte. Banoffee Pie is a thin crust banana and Dulce de leche pie topped with shaved chocolate and Gelatte ice cream. The Carrot Cake was multi layered with the surprising white chocolate chips in the cream cheese frosting, and a fresh apple tarte was a thin pastry with fresh apple and topped with cinnamon and vanilla ice cream.
The Le Chick Miami website is still underconstruction, but if you are in Wynwood and looking for a new spot, peck your way around the construction and stop into Le Chick.
310 NW 24th St.
Miami , FL
512 975 1881