lazy sunday afternoon tastings, experiments and demos, also in 2017

last year we introduced lazy sunday afternoon tastings + experiments + demos.

in 2017 we offer you again the opportunity to become in a very playfull way ridiculously well-informed about a star ingredient during one “lazy” afternoon.

to get in the mood you can listen to the well known song lazy sunday afternoon (1968) by the small faces, while reading this post.

the components

  • 2,5 hours of your precious time
  • all your senses
  • 1 star ingredient
  • a short story from flower to … 
  • a tasting of various types and qualities of the afternoon star ingredient
  • a few life demos showcasing contemporary applications and combinations
  • a piece of edible art to experience and explore various food pairings, texture combinations and new ways of eating all by yourself and/or together
  • and last but not least a (non)alcoholic drink that has the potential to create a match-made-in-heaven with this particular ingredient

practicalities

  • pricetag: € 37,50
  • reservations required as we have only a few spots available.

lazy sunday afternoon in 2017

  • chocomania
    • feb 26, 2017
    • march 26, 2017

 

 

feb 21 + march 20, 2016: chocomania – a lazy sunday afternoon tasting

flyer chocomania 2016

on february 21 and march 20, 2016, we offer you the opportunity to become in a very playfull way well-informed about dark & raw chocolate during one “lazy” afternoon.

so you can treat your friends and family with easter or at another festive moment in life on some new chocolate adventures.

the components

  • 2,5 hours of your precious time
  • all your senses
  • the star of the afternoon: dark + raw chocolate
  • a short story with images by marjolein from flower to … 
  • a tasting of 5 qualities of this afternoon star
  • a few life demos + tastings showcasing contemporary applications and combinations
  • a piece of edible art to explore various food pairings, texture combinations and new ways of eating all by yourself and/or together
  • and last but not least a wine that has the potential to create a match-made-in-heaven with this particular ingredient

the practicalities

  • when.
    • february 21, 2016: 15.00 – 17.30 hours
    • march 20, 2016: 15.00 – 17.30 hours
  • pricetag.
    • € 37,50 per person, payment in advance.
    • after we received your reservation we will send you a link for the payment.
  • reservations required. to avoid food waste and limited seatings

looking forward to welcoming you soon.

 

 

lazy sunday afternoon tasting + demo: chocomania

regularly we offer you the opportunity to become in a very playfull way well-informed about dark & raw chocolate during just one “lazy” afternoon.

afterwards you can treat your friends and family on some new and adventurous chocolate combinations, when you invite them for dinner or for holidays like xmas, ‘sinterklaas’ or easter.

the components

  • 2,5 hours of your precious time
  • all your senses
  • the star of the afternoon: dark + raw chocolate
  • a short story with images by marjolein from flower to chocolate bar… 
  • a tasting of 5 different qualities of dark/raw chocolate
  • eric will demonstrate some contemporary applications and combinations, which you can taste as well
  • and you are offered the opportunity to explore various food pairings, texture combinations and new ways of eating all by yourself and/or together.

the practicalities

  • when.
    • sunday march 18, 2018:
      • 15.00 – 17.30 hours
    • sunday april 15, 2018 re-scheduled for sunday april 22, 2018:
      • 15.00 – 17.30 hours
    • sunday oct 14, 2018
      • 15.00 – 17.30 hours
    • sunday nov 18, 2018
      • 15.00 – 17.30 hours
    • sunday dec 09, 2018
      • 15.00 – 17.30 hours
  • pricetag.
    • € 39,50 per person, payment in advance.
  • registration required. 

looking forward to welcoming you soon.

marjolein & eric.

 

on nov 22 + dec 13, 2015 the 1st lazy sunday afternoon tastings + experiments: chocomania

chocomania website

we offer you the opportunity to become in a very playfull way well-informed about dark & raw chocolate during one “lazy” afternoon. so you can treat your friends and family with x-mas on some new chocolate adventures.

the components

  • 2,5 hours of your precious time
  • all your senses
  • the star of the afternoon: dark + raw chocolate
  • a short story from flower to … 
  • a tasting of 5 qualities of this afternoon star
  • a few life demos + tastings showcasing contemporary applications and combinations
  • a piece of edible art to explore various food pairings, texture combinations and new ways of eating all by yourself and/or together
  • and last but not least a drink that has the potential to create a match-made-in-heaven with this particular ingredient

the practicalities

  • when.
    • november 22, 2015: 15.00 – 17.30 hours
    • december 13, 2015 : 15.00 – 17.30 hours
  • pricetag.
    • € 37,50 per person, payment in advance.
    • after we received your reservation we will send you a link for the payment.
  • reservations required. limited seatings and to avoid food waste
    • only by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats

    looking forward to welcoming you soon.



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april-may 2015: taste the dutch golden age in 2015.

the dutch golden age poster

ever wanted to taste a painting by rembrandt van rijn? or experience the tulip mania, which was the first speculative bubble ever? or check out the influence of spices, coffee, tea, chocolate and other trophees from the worldwide seatrips and colonies on the dutch cuisine? or nible on the amsterdam canal district?

all part of the dutch golden age,  a period of great change in both dutch and world history, roughly spanning the 17th century, in which dutch trade, science, military, and art were blooming.

we have selected 5 important topics of the dutch golden age showcasing the importance of this era. in other words, we offer you to meet art, science and spirituality in a changing economy in 5 dishes in 2015.

an eat’inspiration.

an eat’inspiration is a theme based journey in 5 courses: 3 times savourish and 2 times sweetish. always preceded by a sneak peak: a house made flatbread with a topping or dip that reveals something about the theme we are exploring.

the practical details + the menu.

  • the menu. click on the following link for an impression of the menu and an indication of its main ingredients: menu eat’inspiration the dutch golden age in pdf.
  • the cocktail. “shot” and  the aperitif. (non alcoholic) “green dragon”.
  • period. from april 3 – may 30, 2015 ;
  • opening.hours. fridays & saturdays only, 18.30-23.00 hrs. we take reservations from 18.30 to 20.30 hrs. outside opening hours only open by appointment for groups of at least 20 persons;
  • reservations required. to avoid disappointments (limited seatings), by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl or by phone +31 (0)6 54 64 65 76, or online;
  • the price tag. you 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. it is possible for us to tailor our set menu, but please inform us a few days in advance.

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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soon sunday afternoon tastings & demos

freekeh rood fruit bonbons

sunday afternoon tastings & demo’s.

would you like to know more about chocolate and discover new food pairings and contemporary textures with dark and/or raw chocolate? or are you more interested in the culinary qualities of tea or coffee? or do you like to make and taste exciting cocktails and mocktails in which vegetables & fruits are shining?

keep an eye on our website, as we start very soon with a series of sunday afternoon tastings and demos (3 p.m. – 5 p.m.).
the dates and costs will be published in the last week of march 2015.



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june-july 2014: exhibition plant power

a forest apple found in amsterdam, part of the project 'the beauty of ageing'

a forest apple found in amsterdam, part of the project ‘the beauty of ageing’

exhibition plant power. 

  • de culinaire werkplaats was invited by standup gallery the hague to participate in the group exhibition plant power (june 13 – july 11, 2014).
  • the exhibition was about demonstrating the diversity and potential of the plant expressed in art, design and food.

contribution by de culinaire werkplaats.

  • a remake of dark powers, a project about the hidden talents of dark chocolate.
  • mourning bread rolls for nadia, an example of marjolein’s emotion.bread.
  • a selection of marjolein’s photography projects (60 cm x 40 cm) showcasing three ongoing projects:
    • give peas a chance #03, a call for more peas, beans and lentils on a plate
    • the beauty of ageing, revealing how beautiful and inspiring the process of ageing can be
    • onion powera project demonstrating the versatility of the humble onion (in cooking, for your health, and as a natural dye)
  • and some samples of fruit & vegetable paper.

artists. 

  • besides projects by de culinaire werkplaats plant power exhibited the work of renee boute, meisje met de zaag, barro & tim, the dutch weedburger, veggie in pumps, biofutura, whitney lemasian, and denise roobol.
 

‘n frisse blik op groenten voor bonduelle

in the beginning of january 2013 we welcomed the team of bonduelle and their guests for a customized eat’inspiration.

bonduelle commissioned us to create -how could it be otherwise- an eat’inspiration in which vegetables are leading. the result: the eat’inspiration a fresh view on vegetables (view/look has in dutch a double meaning. this word also refers to a tin can).

we created an eat’inspiration of 5 dishes in which for vegetables in both the savourish and sweetish dishes are the main ingredients. what kind of dishes were passing by. amongst others, there was a dish which revealed the essence of one specific vegetable, another one showed the talents of the combination chocolate & shallots, and a third one how the use of old and new cooking techniques can contribute to interesting flavour combinations.

the picture above showcases one of two sweetish dishes, namely greenhouse plants, in which tomatoes are the heroes. these tomatoes were preserved by us in the summer of 2012 with a special marinade to create tomatoes with a twist: 2 times the taste of summer in one ingredient.



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fairtrade treats


on november 3, 2012, max havelaar organized a fair trade bloggers event. the kick off of this event took place at de culinaire werkplaats. especially for this occassion and the coffee/tea moment we created 3 sweet treats with fresh fair trade ingredients:

  • ananas croquettes with a dip of coconut;
  • marinated apple with a topping of avocado foam and caviar of applejuice;
  • wontons with a filling of dark chocolate and coffee with a dip of tahini.

this is already the 3rd time we host with pleasure an event of max havelaar.



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10 nov 2011: launch chocomania – the body shop

on november 10, 2011 the body shop launched ‘chocomania’  to the dutch press.  chocomania is a collection of body products varying from  body scrub to shampoo in which fair trade chocolate is the main ingrediënt.

de culinaire werkplaats hosted the event and made especially for the launch 5 noshes and nibbles.

starting point for these bites are the textures of the various products, and all the edible ingrediënts used in chocomania, such as sesame seeds, olives, coconut, and off course dark chocolate as the leading character.

an installation illustrated that chocolate consists of an enormous amount of components, over 800, such as vitamins, minerals, all kinds of antioxidants, etc.

 
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