oct 10 – dec 12, 2016: eat’inspiration the beauty of imperfection and more …

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in many of today’s western design, fashion, food and architecture you can discover the characteristics of japanese aesthetics and the japanese world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection (wabi-sabi).

also various japanese arts have been influenced by the acceptance and comtemplation of imperfection, constant flux and impermanence of all things. for example the appraisal of the beauty of imperfection can be found in the principles of

  • ikebana (the art of flower arrangements), japanese garden architecture & the art of bonsai (tray gardens), japanese pottery (raku) and the art of repairing pottery with gold (kintsugi),  the japanese tea ceremony, etc.

at an international level this is reflected in trends like imperfect design, diy, the revival of craftsmanship, and eco design. the eat’inspiration the beauty of imperfection and more …  is not about the japanese cuisine. it is a freestyle interpretation and exploration of the japanese way of thinking and the art of living. 

the practical details

  • menu + price tag
    • REGULAR eat’inspiration the beauty of imperfection and more…
      • click on the following link for the menu of the eat’inspiration the beauty of imperfection and more  (pdf).
      •  € 45,00 per person.
      • 5 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • UBER POSH eat’inspiration the beauty of imperfection and more…
      • click on the following link for the menu of the über posh eat’inspiration the beauty of imperfection and more (pdf).
      • has to be booked 2 days in advance when you make your reservation.
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, 7 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a spoom, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), a booklet, excl. additional drinks
  • cocktails/aperitif.
    • will be published together with the menu.
  • period + opening hours.
    • period
      • october 10 – december 12,  2016
      • start at october 10, 2016
    • diner
      • thu-fri-sat : 7 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
      • regularly open on mondays.
        • in october 2016: oct 17, oct 24, 2016
        • in november 2016: nov 7, nov 14, nov 21, nov 28
        • in december 2016: dec 5 (dec 26: see eatinspiration it’s a matter of time…)
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (very limited seating).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
    • the first dinner reservations we take at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 8.45 p.m.
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • more info.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76

food problems/dietary wishes

  • we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes at least 1 days in advance. so it is possible for us to tailor our menu.

choice of ingredients

  • besides taste and inspirational concept at least 2 of the following criteria also provide for our choice of ingredients, products, and suppliers: animal welfare, small-scale or organic farming, fair trade, direct trade, season, distance, and personal health.
 

de culinaire werkplaats opens a new venture: project space the storage room

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a dream comes true: opening the storage room

we got the opportunity to expand the activities of studio de culinaire werkplaats with a new food adventure as the space adjacent to our studio became available rather unexpectedly.

so a long-cherished dream of ours comes true. already for a long time we were searching for a place where visitors could experience food like art, and preferably with all their senses.

therefore, we proudly present to you our latest food adventure:

the storage room; world’s 1st project space for sensorial food art + design.

a kick off with hurdles + try-outs.

during the first months our new space was open to the visitors and guests of de culinaire werkplaats. they could try-out several food art installations and food ideas inspired by theme black.

after the usual red tape and other hurdles we are happy to annouce that from november 016 you can visit the storage room for playful, sensorial, and sometimes participatory exhibitions and/or performances at the intersection of food, art and design.

so … at the storage room you do not have to keep your hands in your pockets or on your back all the time. you wil be invited to squeeze, sip, slurp, nibble, and …

shop.

due to a lack of space the shop section of studio de culinaire werkplaats was reduced to a minimum. the new space of the storage room offers us some shop space as well. so soon our limited edition eat.collections will be in the shelves back again.

the 1st exhibition beyond black.

we kick-off with the exhibition beyond black, as this was the 1st theme we introduced ourselves to the public in 2008.

practical details.

  • opening hours of the storage room.
    • thu-fri-sat-sun: 1 pm – 6 pm
    • outside opening hours:
      • by appointment for groups: min. 5 persons
  • donation
    • we ask for a financial donation because
      • visitors can not only visit and see the exhibition,
      • they experience part of the exhibition by tasting, sniffing, slurping, etc …  which implies that part of the exhibition is consumed literally.
    • the height of the admission fee depends on the type of the exhibition and/or performance.
    • students will get a discount upon presentation of their student id card. the discount varies per exhibition/performance
  • gallery hire
    • you can rent the project space for small private gatherings like private dinners or cocktail parties, etc. also in combination with studio de culinaire werkplaats (venues are connected).
    • enquire for the possibilities: +31 (0)6 39 76 9955 (marjolein) .

 

 

eat’inspiration dutch masters prolongued until oct 9, 2016

prolongued until oct 9, 2016.
flyer eatinspiration dutch masters

triggered by the arrival of the pendant portraits of maerten soolmans and oopjen coppit painted by the famous dutch golden age painter rembrandt van rijn at the rijksmuseum, we decided to take ‘dutch masters’ as inspirational source for this eat’inspiration.

we have explored the following 8 different dutch master talents for you in order to find the keys to excellence:

  • viktor & rolf (fashion artists), marcel wanders (product/interior design), rembrandt van rijn (painter, etcher), rem koolhaas (architect, urbanist), maarten baas (conceptual designer), karel appel (painter, sculptor, poet), aage m. (master safecracker) and last but not least geert jan jansen (master art forger).

you can experience a regularly changing selection of the fore-mentioned dutch masters.

the practical details

  • menu + price tag
    • POSH eat’inspiration dutch masters
      • menu of the posh eatinspiration dutch masters in pdf
      •  € 45,00 per person.
      • 5 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • UBER POSH eat’inspiration dutch masters
      • the 2nd menu of the dutch-masters in pdf.
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), 7 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, some other surprises, excl. additional drinks
  • cocktails/aperitif.
    • cocktail: night light
    • non alcoholic cocktail: free spirit
  • period + opening hours.
    • period
      • july – august- september 2016
    • diner
      • thur-fri-sat: 7 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
      • mondays: please note in september only open on monday sept 5th, sept 26th, 2016.
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (very limited seating).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
    • the first dinner reservations we take at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 8.45 p.m.
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • more info.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76

food problems/dietary wishes

  • we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes at least 1 days in advance. so it is possible for us to tailor our menu.

choice of ingredients

  • besides taste and inspirational concept at least 2 of the following criteria also provide for our choice of ingredients, products, and suppliers: animal welfare, small-scale or organic farming, fair trade, direct trade, season, distance, and personal health.
 

may 19 – july 4, 2016: experience 020 architecture in 5 or 7 courses

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are you interested in architecture or design? in that case our eat’inspiration 020 architecture is a must for you. you can experience and nibble on a selection of architectural highlights of amsterdam in 5 dishes.

for the eatinspiration 020 architecture we have selected 5 architectural projects; all situated in amsterdam.

you can:

  • experience the building that won the golden amsterdam architecture price 2016,
  • taste the past the present and the new year that the maritime museum offers you,
  • nibble on ‘palaces for the working class’ (100 years of amsterdam school),
  • have a piece of the royal palace at dam square and experience what it is to have the world at your feet.
  • try a self-build project, which is this year’s theme of amsterdam architecture day.

for the VIP arrangement we create some extra 020 architecture inspired experiences.

the practical details

  • menu + price tag
    • POSH eat’inspiration 020 architecture
      • starts at march 4, 2016
      • menu of the posh eat’inspiration 020 architecture in pdf
      • cost € 45,00 per person.
      • 5 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • UBER POSH eat’inspiration 020 architecture
      • available from june 3, 2016,
      • menu of the uberposh eat’inspirations 020-architecture in pdf
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), 7 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, some other surprises, excl. additional drinks
  • cocktails/aperitif.
    • cocktail: brick by brick
    • non alcoholic cocktail: sky is the limit
  • period. 
    • may 19 – july 4, 2016
  • opening hours.
    • diner
      • mon-thur-fri-sat : 7 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (very limited seating).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
    • the first dinner reservations we take at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 8.45 p.m.
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • more info.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76

food problems/dietary wishes

  • we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes at least 1 days in advance. so it is possible for us to tailor our menu.

choice of ingredients

  • besides taste and inspirational concept at least 2 of the following criteria also provide for our choice of ingredients, products, and suppliers: animal welfare, small-scale or organic farming, fair trade, direct trade, season, distance, and personal health.
 

update: the storage room + first exhibition.

creating an opening between studio de culinaire werkplaats and the storage room

we are very pleased to share with you the status of our new venture ‘project spacethe storage room‘.

after facing a lot of red tape and the usual setbacks we finally tackled the most important hurdle. at last our contractor realized the opening between our studio/restaurant and our new art gallery. this created some uneforeseen problems ……..
a lot of re-painting has to be done, and several pieces of art have to be created again.

we are looking forward to welcoming you soon to world’s first art gallery where you can experience food like art and with all your senses.

 

 

march 4 – may 16, 2016: eat’inspiration the new black

prolongued until may 16, 2016.

eating experience the new black

we are in the middle of a next step by opening in april 2016, a new venture: ‘The Storage Room’, a project space for food art. and besides a 5 course eat’inspiration guests can also book a VIP eating experience. 

a new step calls for an one of a kind theme. as being ‘the people of the black food’ we kick-off this period of change with BLACK.

on the menu a regularly changing selection of the collection of 20 dishes we have created for our guests. hereafter the first selection for the 5 course eat’inspiration, the selections for the other weeks we leave for this moment in the dark.

  • ‘black star’ – our tribute to david bowie,
  • the black list of de culinaire werkplaats, hopefully you are not at our list,
  • nibble on black tuesdays,
  • experience the colourfulness of black,
  • and last but not least,  discover black pearls.

for the VIP arrangement we make every week an extra additional selection of experiences, for instance: the dress codeblack magic the essence of black or living colours.

the practical details

  • menu + price tag
    • POSH eat’inspiration the new black. 
      • starts at march 4, 2016
      • 1st menu the new black in pdf format
      • cost € 45,00 per person.
      • 5 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • UBER POSH eat’inspiration the new black.
      • available from april 15, 2016
      • menu will be published soon
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, emotionbread + topping, personal tour food art gallery some experiences for all your senses, 7 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, some other surprises and perks, excl. additional drinks
  • cocktails/aperitif.
    • double black (alcoholic cocktail)
    • black power (non alcoholic cocktail)
    • guardian angel (non alcoholic aperitif)
  • period. 
    • march 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 31, 2016
    • april 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 2016
    • there will be a break in march (25-26-27-28) for the easter eating special blooming.
  • opening hours.
    • diner
      • mon-thur-fri-sat : 7 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (very limited seating).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
    • the first dinner reservations we take at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 9 p.m.
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • more info.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76

food problems/dietary wishes

  • we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes at least 1 days in advance. so it is possible for us to tailor our menu.

choice of ingredients

  • besides taste and inspirational concept at least 2 of the following criteria also provide for our choice of ingredients, products, and suppliers: animal welfare, small-scale or organic farming, fair trade, direct trade, season, distance, and personal health.
 

from march 2016: eating experiences in 3 different ways

rampant growth by studio de culinaire werkplaats

from march 2016 you can choose and book the following experiences at studio de culinaire werkplaats:

  • a POSH eat’inspiration (available from march 04, 2016)
    • 5 theme based courses (3x savourish, 2x sweetish)
    • with one or more interactive moments
    • preceded by a sneak peek (flat bread with a topping)
    • price tag: € 45,00 per person (incl. vat, and excl. drinks)
    • reservations only, we take reservations max. 30 days in advance
  • a UBER POSH eat’inspiration (available and bookable from june 3, 2016)
    • a theme-based welcome cocktail (alcoholic/non alcoholic)
    • a theme based sneak peek: homemade bread with a topping/dip
    • a personal tour through our food art project space including several unique eating experiences
    • 7 theme based courses – € 97,50 per person (incl. vat and excl. additional drinks)
    • reservations only, we take max. 30 days in advance reservations
    • and some other surprises.
  • THE STORAGE ROOM – project space for experiential food art 
    • this project space is located adjacent to our studio cum restaurant
    • here you can experience food like art, and with all your senses
    • exhibitions, entrance fee and other details will be published on this website.

 

 

low salt press lunch @ world kidney day 2016

here a video impression of the press lunch we hosted for nierstichting nederland (read: dutch kidney foundation).

we were very pleased to receive an invitation by nierstichting to create and host a low salt 3 course press lunch. 

the nierstichting has invited a selection of bloggers and journalists on world kidney day 2016 to draw attention to the fact that most people are eating too much salt, about 1 kg on a yearly base too much. this is very harmful for your kidneys.

furthermore, nierstichting used this press lunch to launch ‘de zoutmeter’ (the salt meter), a handy tool that helps you to determine in a blink how much salt your meal contains.  

the briefing.

  • low salt has a negative association, most people think immediately in terms of ‘tasteless’
  • create a tasting for the invited press to find out which bites contain salt or no salt
  • create a 3 course lunch with adding salt to showcase that low salt can be tasteful
  • make recipes of the lunch dishes for 4 persons

lunch + tasting

  • tasting.
    • 5 preparations of potato (purée, baked, crisps, fried fries and boiled).
    • we choose the vitelotte noir, a black potato with a great deep purple inside and a nutty taste, to be the star of this tasting.
  • lunch.  in stead of salt we used in all the courses
    • some ingredients that have umami (the fifth taste)
    • a lot of fresh herbs and spices
    • and we paid attention to create various textures.
  • the 3 courses:
    • mushroom bouillon with vegetable dots.
    • marmered egg in a nest of potato, spinach and  bean sprouts
    • a small flower arrangement: a puff bread with a “bouquet” of marinated/roasted vegetables and baba ganoush
  • the recipes.
    • we are translating the recipes from dutch into english. as soon as the english version is available we will upload the pdf file here.
 

march 25-26-27-28, 2016: easter eating special blooming

poster blooming - easter eating special

from march 21st spring is in the air, and very slowly nature is coming alive again. the eat’inspiration blooming is an exploration of growth in 5 dishes.

it starts with a seed, a bulb, a root, an egg and after some time -if the conditions are right- there is a beautiful plant, tree, animal or human in full glory.

blooming or flowering is one of the stages of growth. there are various types of growth, such as exponential, fractal or organic growth. besides a nutricious breeding ground also the environment determines whether something or someone can come to full bloom.

the phenomenon of growth and blooming is not limited to plants only. also organizations, people, societies, insights, ideas, etc. develop, grow and flourish in all sorts of ways.

for the easter special blooming, we randomly selected 5 aspects of growth and translated these aspects into 5 different courses (3x savourisch and 2x sweetish).

an eating special

  • is always a limited edition on special occasions like holidays;
  • always consists of 5 dishes: 3x savourish, 2x sweetish, and is preceded by a sneak preview, a dish that reveals something about the eat’inspiration.

the practical details

  • the menu.
  • period.
    • march 25-26-27-28, 2016
  • opening.hours + reservations.
    • 7 – 11 p.m.
    • outside opening hours only open by appointment for groups of at least 15 persons;
    • reservations required to avoid food waste + disappointments (limited seatings)
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
      • the first dinner reservations we take at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 9 p.m.
  • more info.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76
  • the pricetag + payment.
    • limited edition eating specials costs per person € 42,50 (incl. vat, excl. drinks);
    • we accept creditcards (visa/master), dutch bankcard and cash.

food problems/whishes

  • please inform us about any dietary restrictions when you book your eating special or at least 2 days in advance.

choice of ingredients

  • besides taste and inspirational concept at least 2 of the following criteria also provide for our choice of ingredients, products, and suppliers: animal welfare, small-scale or organic farming, fair trade, direct trade, season, distance, and personal health.
 

pre announcement: march-april 2016 experience the new black

eating experience the new black

in march 2016 we will launch with the new black a new and unique way of experiencing food.

black was the first theme to present our view on food to the public. ever since we are known outside our venue as ‘the people of the black food‘. …. and that is why we once again choose black to be our kick-off theme for this new type of eating experience.

more soon…..

 
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Thank you for visiting us!

Unfortunately De Culinaire Werkplaats is closed permanently.

eric meursing is still available as culinary advisor/food conceptualist/plant-based chef

eric.meursing1403@gmail.com