jan 17- march 2, 2014: eat’inspiration sign of the times.

is water, the new champagne? how can a routine be a unique experience at the same time? ever seen so many hidden gems? by the way .. do you know that the turbulence of our daily life and the human nature can be expressed with just one simple pear?

it are complex times, and a new era requires new ways of approaching & doing things, new solutions and rethinking the future.

sign of the times.

  • the eat’inspiration sign of the times is about the new luxury, is about less and more.
  • explore and experience in 5 dishes –transparency, stones, pearls, water and essence– a small selection of the many new luxuries offered by the future and the dinnerplate of the future.


  • specially for the 20th edition of amsterdam fashion week (january 17 – 27, 2014) we will translate sign of the times to a trendforecast in which food & fashion meet.


  • sign of the times is the 3rd of a 3-part series of eat’inspirations exploring the notion TIME, it is a adventure to search for new tastes, textures, food pairings and new ways of eating using TIME as inspirational concept.
  • sign of the times is at  the same time inspired by an eating special which we created specially for the moscow design museum in the context of the exhibition new luxuries (nov 14 – jan 12, 2014).

the practical details + the menu.

  • the menu. click on the following link for the menu of the eat’inspiration sign of the times in pdf-format;
  • the cocktail. less and more – the aperitif. essenzia (non alcoholic);
  • period. january 17 – march 2nd, 2014; except on friday feb 14, 2014 we will have the eat’inspiration for better or worse;
  • opening.hours. fridays & saturdays, 18.30-22.30 hrs. outside opening hours only open by appointment for groups of at least 15 persons;
  • reservations required. to avoid disappointments (limited seatings), by e-mail  info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl or by phone by phone +31 (0)6 54 64 65 76;
  • the pricetag. 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 when you book your eat’in experience. so it is possible for us to tailor our menu. it is a challenge for us to prepare something 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