7 sept t/m 13 okt 2012: a postcard from shanghai

with the food narrative ‘a postcard from shanghai‘ we want to share with you in 5 dishes the most striking impressions of our visit to both shanghai and south korea earlier this year.

in may 2012 we’ve been for two projects to south korea and  a couple of days to shanghai. 24 hours a day you hear car horns in shanghai, the city a so huge that even taxi drivers get lost. shanghai is an incredibly dynamic city, a city that seems tireless and never sleeps. everywhere you look there is laundry hanging outside to dry, everywhere you stumble over stray mops, pedestrians & cyclists are sharing the sidewalk, it’s an incredible experience.

the huge range of contrasts combined with the dynamics of shanghai, and add to this combination the cheerfulness of the chinese, all these ingredients of shanghai have touched us. indeed, marjolein is still homesick for shanghai.

what kind of postcards and stories you can expect on your dinnerplate? for example, you get a postcard of mr & mrs bund and we surprise you with our interpretation of the signature dish of this restaurant, another postcard illustrates the special flavours of’ moganshan reserve,  you also get to know a man who is calling in front of his home dressed in his bright blue pj’s, and we send you a typical urban landscape on a plate representing the colourful laundry of shanghai.

as a sneak preview a small photo impression can be found at our facebook: photoalbum shanghai, photoalbum south korea

an eat’inspiration or eat’special

always consists of 5 dishes: an eat.cocktail, 2x savourish, 2x sweetish, and is preceded by a sneak preview, a dish that reveals something about the eat’inspiration.

the practical details

  • the menu. click at the following link for the menu of the eat’inspiration a postcard from shanghai (in pdf format).
  • matching cocktail. red lantern (alcoholic), and aperitif shanghai honeybees (non alcoholic).
  • period. sept 7 – oct 13, 2012
  • opening.hours. fri 17-22 hrs, sat 12.30-22 hrs. outside opening hours only open by appointment for groups of at least 15 persons.
  • reservations required. to avoid disappointments (limited seatings), 06 54 64 65 76 of by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl;
  • the pricetag. decide afterwards what a fair price is for the eating experience at de culinaire werkplaats.

food problems/whishes

  • inform us about any dietary restrictions when you book your eat’in experience. it is a challenge for us to prepare something very, 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.

Thank you for visiting us!

Unfortunately De Culinaire Werkplaats is closed permanently.

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