feb 14, 2014: for better or worse

on friday, february 14, 2014, we have a one day only special because of st valentine’s day. you can join us for the eating special ‘for better or worse‘, and we make you taste love and affection in 5 dishes. meer…


eetinspiratie fashion matters?


given our motto food equals fashion, we traditionally create twice a year during amsterdam fashion week eating experiences which are fashion related. the projects vary from forecasts for fashion fabrics to interpretations of textile textures. in july 2013, our inspirational concept is dutch fashion design.

the eat’inspiration fashion matters? consists of a selection of five renowned dutch fashion designers. the dining experience showcases interpretations of the unique view of viktor & rolf, the prominent patterns of spijkers & spijkers, an eye for detail and love for the craft of embroidery of jan taminiau, the anti-fashion of bas kosters and the material explorations of iris van herpen.

fashion matters? reflects the work and ideas related to fashion of the five selected dutch fashion designers, but in edible form.

in particular, the colourful anti dessert -an interpretation of the work of bas kosters- was unexpectedly highly appreciated by the majority of our guests, as well as our interpretation of the flower bomb by viktor & rolf.



feb 14 – mrt 2, 2013: eet.inspiratie red revisited

ever wanted to know what it is like when the red carpet is laid out especially for you? no ….? in that case grab your chance and book the eat’inspiration red revisited.

we’ll have the warm, loving, passionate, lively, romantic and exciting side of the colour red transformed into 5 dishes. after the red carpet experience, you’ll have a date with a lady in red. thereafter we let you play with fire, and give a healthy blush. last but not least we plate up a dangerous, but romantic combination.

an eatinspiration inspired by the new romanticism which is in the air in these turbulent days, valentine’s day, warm sweaters’ day in the netherlands, and the need for  warmth at the end of the winter season.

please note: open on february 14, 2013 for valentine.


raw. a forecast s/2013 where food & fashion meet

eatinspiration raw, the dish unique

the 3-days only eat’inspiration RAW is a color and texture forecast for summer 2013 and beyond ….. for fashion and food visualized in 5 dishes, and especially created for the summer 2012 edition of downtown amsterdam fashion week.

RAW encompasses a number -from our perspective- important trends that are becoming visible in various domains, and which reflect the various meanings of the notion RAW. we have translated a selection of 5 different meanings of RAW to 5 dishes.

these meanings are: native, earth, unique, unfinished and last but not least naturel.  the result a color + textures outlook for food & fashion. in keywords a short explanation: meer…


without eve & apple there would not be a fashion industry

without eve & apple there would not be a fashion industry…… and at the same this thought connects food & fashion” (marjolein wintjes)

for downtown amsterdam fashion week we created a 3 days only eat’inspiration RAW: a colour & texture forecast for fashion fabrics summer 2013 in 5 dishes. and at the same time a forecast for food.

RAW is not about raw food, RAW is a notion that encompasses various trends, a reflection of the Zeitgeist. the most striking features we have captured in dishes forecasting for future food & fashion. these are: native, earth, unique, unfinished and naturel.

the dish naturel features the meaning of naked expressed by the notion RAW. and naked reminded us of adam, eve, and apple.  so a dish was born, we translated naturel or naked in 5 different preparations of apple to illustrate apple naturel.

in other words: without food there would be no fashion.


12-13-14 juli 2012: raw. where food & fashion meet.

take a bite of RAW. an unparalleled food = fashion forecast s/2013 and beyond… in 5 dishes. by the way, RAW is not synonymous with raw food or raw vegetables. but what do we dish up instead?

the main ingredients of RAW are roughness/unfinished, essence, reflection, trial-error, transparancy, , artisan, basic, roots, naturel, sweat & love, and unique/only copy.

at this very moment people and organizations are in the middle of re-inventing their relationship with nature, with their social environment and with themselves. we visualize this re-interpretation process and trend with the concept of RAW.

we have translated the most striking features of RAW to 5 dishes for you. the result: a color and texture forecast for  food & fashion S/2013 and beyond … which can only be experienced by eating.

it is already the 7th time that we created a culinary adventure for the downtown programme of amsterdam fashion week.



juli 2011: EAT.patterns, spoons full of fashion

ever tasted polka dots, knittings or other tasty fashion patterns? if not, we advice you to grab your chance and book the dinnerspecial EAT.patterns created by the designer couple marjolein wintjes and eric meursing for down town amsterdam fashion week july 2011.

experience spoons full of fashion, and … don’t forget to pop in for the exhibition eat.PATTERNS which explores the inextricable relation between eating & fashion. meer…


7-8 mei 2011: zeggen wij ‘t weer met bloemen!

treat your mum in the weekend of mothers day on flowers, but with a difference! invite her for the eat’inspiration say it with flowers! in 5 dishes we let you explore the hidden talents of flowers and …. our dishes are inspired by garden & landscape design. so it can happen that you discover a city garden with a pont, a rosery or a roof garden on your lunch or dinnerplate.



april 2011: eating à la bauhaus

ever eaten à la bauhaus????  grab your chance, book for the eatinspiration eating bauhaus and check it out yourself. eating bauhaus is an eatinspiration in which architecture, style and food meet. in 5 dishes we’ll introduce this remarkable movement that has become a phenomenon: a style with a unique perspective on architecture. the eatinspiration ‘eating bauhaus’ is the second of the four part series ‘landscapes & architecture’. meer…


5 maart- 7 juli 2011: landschappen & architectuur

in need of some fresh eatinspirations? in that case you should book one of the 4 part series of eatinspirations which are inspired by landscapes & architecture. in march you can eat dutch landscapes, in april bauhaus is on the menu, in may you have a stroll through urban landscapes and in june you will find one or more architects on your plate. we close the 4 part eat’in special with a retrospect and  showcase the eyecatchers of the previous months. meer…

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