sept-oct + nov 14-15, 2014: eat’inspiration anything but flat?

prolongued: last possibility november 14 & 15, 2014

poster eat'inspiration anything but flat?

for the kick-off of the project dutch icons revisited we randomly have selected 5 dutch landscapes. in the eat’inspiration anything but flat? we make typical dutch landscapes starring.

during this project we will be exploring in 5 dishes whether the netherlands is or is not ‘flat’. we start with some classics and we make you experience the wadden sea area, discover the hidden treasures of limburg or taste the urbanisation of the netherlands. during october we will introduce regularly “new” dutch landscapes.

in the context of the overall project dutch icons revisited  we will create  2 types of interpretations: abstract and eating experiences.

an eat’inspiration.

  • an eat’inspiration is a theme based journey in 5 courses: 3 times savourish and 2 times sweetish.

the practical details + the menu.

  • the menu. click on the following link for the menu of the eat’inspirations anything but flat? in pdf-format;
  • the cocktail. country boys – the aperitif. rose garden  (non alcoholic);
  • period. sept 19-20-26-27, oct 3-4-10-11-17-18-25, 2014. last opportunity on november 14 and 15, 2014;
  • opening.hours. fridays & saturdays, 18.30-22.30 hrs. outside opening hours only open by appointment for groups of at least 15 persons;
  • reservations required. to avoid disappointments (limited seatings), by e-mail or by phone +31 (0)6 54 64 65 76;
  • the price tag. you decide afterwards what a fair price is for the eating experience at de culinaire werkplaats.

food problems/wishes

we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes when you book your eat’in experience. so it is possible for us to tailor our menu. it is a challenge for us to prepare something very special and inspirational for you.

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.


nov 1, 2014: project vincent van gogh

van gogh in code

always wanted to experience an impression of a painting by Van Gogh in bites? in that case we would love to meet you at the event all your senses @ the Van Gogh Museum during MuseumNight 2014.  

we have been invited by the Van Gogh Museum to contribute to the event all your senses. especially for this occasion we have translated 3 paintings by Van Gogh into bites, into eating impressions. and … it is about more than taste only.

the project vincent van gogh.
since the invitation by the Van Gogh Museum eric and marjolein visited the museum a number of times to refresh their memory about this unique artist and the impressionist art time frame. futhermore, they read several publications about vincent’s work and his life.
especially marjolein is very pleased with the invitation. as she just started the project dutch masterpieces, part of the overall project dutch icons revisited.
many of his paintings have been subject to lively discussions between marjolein and eric. ultimately they made a selection of three works, which they translated into three different eating experiences in bites.

what  museumnnight amsterdam
when  saturday, nov 1- 2014
time  19.00 – 02.00 hours
where van gogh museum, paulus potterstraat, amsterdam
more info about all the senses @ the van gogh museum
tickets museumnacht amsterdam.


sept 11, 2014 – a virtual meal with new zealand

we were invited by juleianna preston (massey university) to be special guests at an evening (for us morning) of an experimental eating and engaging conversation  on matters of art, design and food, one course at a time through skype.

the virtual meal was part of the postgraduate lecture and seminar series Critical Forum)* in the College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.

deanna dowling and alex barton, the co-hosts of this evening, created and served for this occasion an adaption of the food experimentation method by us: an eat’inspiration.

the inspirational theme of this evening

  • white

the 5 courses

  • blanc canvas (combining art, food and design: key ingredients & methods)
  • materiality (truth to materials or total transformation?)
  • crafting (skills, knowledge and expertise)
  • context (white cube or silver service)
  • blind reading (when taste is in your mouth…)

following each dish served we shared our thoughts on these taste provocations. furthermore, all audience members were encouraged to participate in the dinner table conversation (in between thought-provoking mouthfuls).


)* the Critical Forum seeks to address salient and provocative issues in art and design with an emphasis on roundtable presentation and discussion.


Thank you for visiting us!

Unfortunately De Culinaire Werkplaats is closed permanently.

Sometime next year we will be publishing a book about this unique place.

 eric meursing