A French pearl is hidden on the Ringdijk in the Watergraafsmeer: restaurant La Vallade. It has a country-style interior with French antiques and it has a big terrace full of flowers and plants. One eats what is on the daily menu: a five-course dinner for a reasonable price. These are pure Mediterranean dishes without fuss. Think of a soup of grilled peppers, baked hake with anchovies and lemon.