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


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.

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Unfortunately De Culinaire Werkplaats is closed permanently.

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