march 22-june 2nd, 2018: in the mood for some flower power in 5 or 7 courses

prolonged until june 2nd, 2018.

in the mood for some flower power?

“the dutch” and flowers, tulips in particular, are often mentioned in the same breath. this special connection goes way back to the dutch golden age. during this era many new, exotic flowers and plants were introduced in the netherlands. at the peak of the golden age tulip bulbs even caused the very first speculative bubble, known as tulip mania.

today, the netherlands is often referred to as the “flower shop of the world”.  

flowers are connected to many areas of our everyday life: for instance art, craft, design, fashion, spirituality, emotion, symbolism, traditions, folklore, commerce, science, technology, botany, etc. 

for many centuries artists, artisans, botanists, gardeners, flower growers and trades men are inspired by all kinds of flowers and plants. this we have taken as the perspective for our eat’inspiration ‘flower power’.

so we would like to invite you to join us for a journey in which we explore this special relationship between “the dutch” and flowers, from flower growers to artists and designers, in 5 or 7 courses.

 the practical details

  • menus + price tag
    • REGULAR eat’inspiration flower power
      • click on the following link for an indication of the menu of eat’inspiration flower power (pdf)
      • € 47,50 per person.
      • 5 courses, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks  
    • POSH eat’inspiration flower power
      • click on the following link for an indication of the menu of the POSH eat’inspiration flower power (pdf)
      • has to be booked at least 1 to 2 days in advance. 
      • € 67,50 per person.
      • 7 courses, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • VIP or UBER POSH eat’inspiration flower power
      • € 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 
      • march 22 – may 27, 2018
      • please note: closed on sunday april 15th, sunday april 22nd, and sunday may 6, 2018
    • opening hours
      • thu-fri-sat : 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
      • sun: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    • outside opening hours – appointment only
      • on mondays and tuesdays only open for groups of at least 20 persons
      • on wednesdays 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 write us an e-mail or 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 7, 2018: top 100 vegetable restaurants by we’re smart world

on may 7th, 2018 we headed to bazel, belgium, for the 2018 edition of the we’re smart world event.

think vegetables! think fruits!

here eric showcased with a cooking demonstration the motto think vegetables! think fruits! by preparing ‘fake tomatoes‘ as tomatoes are both vegetable and fruits: botanically a fruit and legally/culinary a vegetable. eric’s tomatoes with a twist consisted of a food pairing of fruit + vegetable: yellow beetroot, strawberries and pink peppers. 

awards best vegetable restaurants 2018.

after the demonstrations the winners of the 2018 award were announced by frank fol, the initiator of this event, followed by an al fresco reception where we could enjoy all kinds of amuses and a dinner at and by ‘t hofke van bazel.

we congratulate all the winners of the 2018 awards, and the dutch winner in particular: librije’s zusje.

eric was invited for this event as the restaurant section of studio de culinaire werkplaats participated in the competition ‘the best vegetable restaurant 2010-2011’, and received as the first dutch restaurant this award.

to our regret winners are not allowed to participate in the competition again. however, there are enough ways to support this initiative.

top 100 best vegetables restaurants of the world.

we are proud to share with you that the restaurant section of de culinaire werkplaats is selected in the top 100 of vegetable restaurants in the world by we’re smart world, an initiative of the belgium master chef frank fol. 


may 2018 issue: the new dutch masters by kevin eg perry for lonely planet uk

in the may 2018 issue of lonely planet uk you will find a story about the new dutch masters featuring 10 modern creatives who are changing the way we eat, live … and cycle. 

we are very proud to be one of those 10 new dutch masters. 

the words are by keving eg perry and the photographs are by matt munro.


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