june 19 – august 1, 2015: taste and experience the essence of water.

poster eating experience water matters?

thirsty for something new? in that case we invite you all -from culinary adventurers to boaters– to join us for the eating experience water matters. let’s explore together some interesting water matters in 5 dishes and discover the essence of water. furthermore, you get the opportunity to sip from a coupe of rain shower or taste the tears of cleopatra. especially for this eating experience we have created a matching cocktail and a non alcoholic aperitif.

an eat’inspiration.

  • is an eating experience, 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 an impression of eat’inspiration water matters in pdf-format;
  • the cocktail. rain shower (alcoholic) – the apéritif. (non alcoholic) tears of cleopatra;
  • period. june 19 – august 1, 2015;
  • opening.hours. fridays & saturdays, 18.30-23.00 hrs. outside opening hours only open by appointment for groups of at least 15 persons;
  • reservations required. to avoid disappointments (limited seatings). we only take reservations max. 30 days in advance: by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl or by phone +31 (0)6 54 64 65 76. our online system is only available in dutch;
  • 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 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.



july 10, 2015: trendXchange talk @ the hoxton amsterdam

flowers of strawberry paper

we were invited by cécile poignant, trend forecaster and editor of the online platform trendtablet.com, to join as a panellist TRENDxCHANGE breakfast talk at the hoxton hotel amsterdam on july 10th, 2015. this gathering was all about food, trends and the future.

the event. cécile poignant presented the future of food by distinguishing and explaining 4 main food trends (roots, farming, erotic, hybrid). after her presentation she moderated a panel discussion about food and trends. the panellists were gerard (sous chef of the soho house), liza chloë van duyn (creative at marie stella maris), and the both of us (marjolein wintjes & eric meursing of de culinaire werkplaats).

the food. the guests were welcomed with a great breakfast offered by the hoxton. and we created a small tasting at the end of the event. we created some edible flowers of strawberry paper, beetroot breakables with apple foam, and dark chocolate with black olive pearls.

trendtablet.com is an online resource/tool which explains how trends grow, evolve and flow. trend tablet is now going offline in various cities in the world (new york, berlin, amsterdam, etc.). the events, called TRENDxCHANGE, are all about looking forward in the attempt to understand the world which we will be living in tomorrow. and are all inspired by the local area. in amsterdam trend tablet teamed up with the hoxton for the offline happenings.



citix60 amsterdam by viction:ary


[click on the image to read the article]

studio de culinaire werkplaats is featured in the CITIx60 AMSTERDAM GUIDE as a favourite spot of Boaz Cohen & Sayaka Yamamoto (BCXSY.com).

CITIx60 Amsterdam is initiative by viction:ary. this project is a collaboration with local creatives from selected cities, each CITIx60 guide points you to 60 hangouts loved by 60 stars of the cities’ creative scene, covering architecture, art spaces, shops and markets, eating and entertainment.

enjoy life and design at Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, and stay tuned for their upcoming editions.


magazine el mundo: 48 horas en amsterdam.


we are proud that studio de culinaire werkplaats is featured as a “to do” when you are 48 hours in amsterdam/the netherlands by the MAGAZINE EL MUNDO FUERA DE SERIE  (april 2015).

in the report activities and locations are explored that you have to visit in the context of the vincent van gogh year.

please click on the above image or on the following link to read the story 48 hours in amsterdam written by Rubén Fernández, who visited studio de culinaire werkplaats in earlier this year for an eating experience.


pretty in pink

pretty in pink. raw falafel in a coat of pink sesame seeds. #food #rawfood #falafel #foodpics #pink

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video: water.matters

water.matters from de culinaire werkplaats on Vimeo.

water matters – in search of the essence of water.

this short video is part of the activities in the context of the eat’inspiration water matters. this project is running from june 19th – august 1, 2015.

marjolein wintjes (iphone) + eric meursing (sound).


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