jan 18 – march 18, 2018: fake or real? in 5 or 7 dishes

ever nibbled on a masterful forgery? spooned out a bubble? had a “natural” beauty on your plate? grab your chance and join us for this one of a kind eatinspiration ‘fake or real?’ and explore with us the flimsy line between fake and real.

currently two seemingly opposite trends are operating side by side:

  • real: 
    • on the one hand one notices there is a strong urge for a pure, honest, transparent, natural, authentic way of living; in other words a search for a real, a genuine life.
  • fake: 
    • on the other hand the world of fakeness ruling. in our daily lives we stumble over fake facts, fake images, fake identities, fake foods, etc., etc. nowadays we even have awards for the biggest cheaters and fakers. 

after a closer look you will notice that we treasure both authenticity and phoniness at the same time, so  fake + real are in essence two sides of the same coin. 

we are looking forward to welcoming you for this playful dinner experience fake or real?

 the practical details

  • menus + price tag
    • REGULAR eat’inspiration fake or real?
      • click on the following link for the 5 course menu of the eat’inspiration fake or real? (pdf)
      • € 47,50 per person.
      • 5 courses, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks  
    • POSH eat’inspiration fake or real?
      • click on the following link for the 7 course posh menu of the eatinspiration fake or real? (pdf)
      • has to be booked at least 1 day in advance. 
      • € 67,50 per person.
      • 7 courses, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • VIP or UBER POSH eat’inspiration fake or real?
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, 7 courses, a spoom, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), a booklet or another surprise, excl. additional drinks.
  • period + opening hours.
    • period 
      • jan 18 – march 18, 2018
    • opening hours
      • thu-fri-sat : 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
      • sun: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (limited seats).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, preferred arrival time, any dietary wishes, phone number)
  • 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.



exhibition ‘beyond black’ due to success prolonged

due to success we prolong the exhibition “beyond black” in our art space the storage room for the last time until september 16, 2018

art space the storage room is a project by marjolein wintjes of studio de culinaire werkplaats. here you can experience food like art and with all your senses, it is a place for sensorial and experiential food art + design.

“beyond black”; the exhibition is the first exhibition created by de culinaire werkplaats, and this exhibition is addressing in a very playful way various black matters. so you can experience black with all your senses. the exhibition consists of various sculptures, small installations, and … above all there are several interactive stations revealing all kinds of black stories.

opening hours from june 2018 – september 16, 2018

  • saturdays: 2 pm – 6 pm 
  • closed during summer holidays: july 29 – aug 29, 2018
  • outside opening hours open by appointment only
  • during restaurant hours only open for guests that have booked the über posh eat’inspiration.

admission fee

  • we kindly ask a donation of approx. € 7,50 – € 10,00 per person;
  • why :
    • viewing the exhibition is only part of your visit, you taste, sniff, touch, etc., as well. so you consume part of the exhibition literally;
    • the exhibition is created with temporary materials so the exhibited sculptures, installations, have to be renewed/refreshed several times during the exhibition period.

what’s cooking in 2018: a glimpse of our 2018 eatinspirations

for 2018 we have selected some inspirational themes that are very special for us. why… that’s what we will share somewhat later on this year.

just an indication of our themes for 2018

  • jan 18 – march 18, 2018
  • march 24 – may 27, 2018
  • june – july 2018
  • sept – oct 2018
    • eat’inspiration golden age.
    • during this eat’inspiration we present some highlights of amsterdam during the dutch golden age.
  • nov – dec 2018
    • eat’inspiration ‘retro revisited’. 
    • we take you on a “retro with a contemporary twist” tour.
  • dec 2018 – jan 2019
    • eat’inspiration sign of the time. 
    • experience the new, future luxuries.

eating specials 2018 

  • december 24-25-26, 2018:
    • xmas eating special home alone? this dinner special highlights a selection of some iconic xmas movies.
  • december 31, 2018: 
    • new year’s eve special – a one night only. experience some trending topics of 2018, and … 

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