5 new Van Goghs discovered in amsterdam (eat’inspiration october 2015) prolonged due to success

due to success prolonged until november 7, 2015

october poster van gogh II

always wanted to nibble on one the masterpieces of Vincent van Gogh? in that case, join us for the eat’inspiration Vincent and discover 5 new Van Gogh’s in amsterdam.

this eating experience is a tribute to the much-discussed and eventful life and works of Van Gogh. an artist that consists of a special mix of enthusiasm, unruliness, talents, and with a fascination for nature and honest concern for the working man.

an artist who is so much more than its artifacts: potatoes, sunflowers, a piece of ear and absinthe.

in october 2015 we take all your senses on a journey through the works of Van Gogh and his contemporaries. experience in person the hard peasant life in the 19th century.

discover as a true Vincent the inspirational powers of japanese prints. taste a hint of inspiration from a sun-drenched provence. and have a bite of  Van Gogh’s signature brushstrokes. last but not least, we have created a number of cocktails inspired by the many café visits of vincent. book, join us and work out yourself if you are a Vincent or not.

an eat’inspiration 

  • always consists of 5 courses (3x savourish and 2x sweetish) and is preceded by an edible sneak peek of the theme.

the practical details of the eat’inspiration vincent. 

  • menu. click on the following link to get an impression of the main ingredients of the eat’inspiration vincent in pdf format
  • cocktails. vincent (alcoholic) and le tambourin (non alcoholic) aperitif no bed of roses (non alcoholic)
  • period.
    • in october dinner eat’inspirations on mon + thu + fri + sat : oct 1, 2 , 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 26, 2015.
    • last chance: nov 6 + 7, 2015.
  • opening hours.  dinner on 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. outside opening hours only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid disappointments and food waste. 
    • preferably by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl or you can use our online booking manager (dutch only). if you have any questions or need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76.
    • we take the first dinner reservations at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 8.30 p.m.
    • please inform us about your dietary requirements together with your reservation request.
  • price tag. only our drinks have a price tag and you may decide yourself what a fair price is for the eating experience
  • payment. we take credit cards (masters/visa), dutch bank cards/pin, and cash.

food problems/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.

 

 

portfolio: water the source of life

amsterdam rainproof projects

during the eat’inspiration water matters? (june-july 2015) we addressed various water related issues in order to illustrate the importance and essence of water. water X food are very much connected:

  • the production of foods/ingredients takes a lot of water;
  • the preparation of food consumes a lot of water;
  • we -human beings- need a lot of water, as we exist mainly of water.

ever since 2010 -the year we won an award with our 1st water eat’inspiration- we design every year a water eat’inspiration. each year we approach the theme from a different perspective.

eat’inspiration water matters.

this year we created the following 5 water inspired edible stories and 3 small installations.

  • wishing well. we created a wishing well for our guests. the notion of wishing wells is found in  european folklore to describe wells where it was thought that any spoken wish would be granted. the idea that a wish would be granted came from the idea that water housed deities or had been placed there as a gift from the gods, since water was a source of life and often a scarce commodity.
  • amsterdam rain proof. cities like amsterdam are experiencing a lot of pressure on their central sewage system due to the heavy rainfall we have nowadays. the amsterdam rain proof projects try to keep the water to the buildings with vertical gardening, rooftop gardening or rooftop urban farming. this inspired us to the dish on the above image.
  • strand line (flood mark). this dish was inspired by the temporary landscape/line, especially of washed-up seaweed or other debris, marking the previous high water lever along a shore.
  • waterworks. we told this story with a “wet” dish in which spicy watermelon was starring together with mint. so this is not about shedding tears, but about the fact that the dutch are known for their water works. and if we would not be great at this about 30 to 50% of our country would be under water.
  • underwater. so underwater life was the source of inspiration for our last and sweetish dish. we created some edible koi made from strawberries and some environmental aspects. we presented this dish in a plastic bag (just like you buy a goldfish for your fish tank at your local pet shop) to address the problem of plastic and the ocean.

 

 

june 19 – august 1, 2015: taste and experience the essence of water.

poster eating experience water matters?

thirsty for something new? in that case we invite you all -from culinary adventurers to boaters– to join us for the eating experience water matters. let’s explore together some interesting water matters in 5 dishes and discover the essence of water. furthermore, you get the opportunity to sip from a coupe of rain shower or taste the tears of cleopatra. especially for this eating experience we have created a matching cocktail and a non alcoholic aperitif.

an eat’inspiration.

  • is an eating experience, a theme based journey in 5 courses: 3 times savourish and 2 times sweetish.

the practical details + the menu.

  • the menu. click on the following link for an impression of eat’inspiration water matters in pdf-format;
  • the cocktail. rain shower (alcoholic) – the apéritif. (non alcoholic) tears of cleopatra;
  • period. june 19 – august 1, 2015;
  • opening.hours. fridays & saturdays, 18.30-23.00 hrs. outside opening hours only open by appointment for groups of at least 15 persons;
  • reservations required. to avoid disappointments (limited seatings). we only take reservations max. 30 days in advance: by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl or by phone +31 (0)6 54 64 65 76. our online system is only available in dutch;
  • 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 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.

 

 

pretty in pink

pretty in pink. raw falafel in a coat of pink sesame seeds. #food #rawfood #falafel #foodpics #pink

A photo posted by de culinaire werkplaats (@deculinairewerkplaats) on

 

video: water.matters

water.matters from de culinaire werkplaats on Vimeo.

water matters – in search of the essence of water.

this short video is part of the activities in the context of the eat’inspiration water matters. this project is running from june 19th – august 1, 2015.

marjolein wintjes (iphone) + eric meursing (sound).

 

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.

 

 

portfolio: dutch treats??

dish of eat'inspiration dutch treats?

dutch treats??? is the 3rd eat’inspiration of our overall project dutch icons revisited, and is inspired by what happened at charlie hebdo in paris in january this year.

all of a sudden freedom of speech and tolerance became talk of the town.

the netherlands used to be well known all over the world for these notions. since the dutch golden age this country attracts all kinds of free spirits. but… times are changing, and also in the netherlands the climate is changing the last decades.

with dutch treats??? we explore in a rather playful way how we deal with freedom of speech and tolerance in the netherlands at this very moment.

therefore, we have selected 5 typical dutch issues that showcase the present dialogue or status on several sensitive matters.

the 5 dutch issues we addressed with our dishes were:

  • the black pete discussion. which since november 2014 has split up our country into two opponent parties.
  • tolerating. refers to the laws where the government looks away and depending the political climate the gray area is huge or small
  • pillarisation. showcasing the multi party system in the netherlands (about 16 political parties in parliament, and about 80 in the whole country), and since we ended this theme a few parties are added again.
  • canal parade. illustrating that the netherlands was the 1st country where the gay marriage was legalised
  • act normal. this is an important virtue in the netherlands, you should always remain the boy or girl from next door even though you are extremely successful or have special talents.

as we always receive a lot of guests from abroad, we had some very interesting conversations and insights how other countries deal with these -ad randomly selected- sensitive topics……

 

feb + march 2015: dutch treats??

poster dutch treats

on feb 6th is the kick-off of the eat’inspiration dutch treats? we will make you taste and experience various typically dutch matters. normally we give you some clues & hints, but this time …. we like to keep things somewhat open.

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  the menu dutch treats?? in pdf format.
  • the cocktail. glass house  the aperitif. i never promised you a rose garden;
  • period. starting feb 6th – march 28th, 2015;
  • opening.hours. fridays & saturdays, 18.30-23.00 hrs. outside opening hours only open by appointment for groups of at least 15 persons (mon-tue-wed-thur) or at least 25 persons (fri-sat-sun);
  • 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. 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.

 

jan 30-31 feb 1 2015: food experience @ frame store: is life like a box of chocolates?

is life like a box of chocolates?

the food experience. 

have you ever wanted to experience life in bites? or taste what life has in store?

invited by and in collaboration with frame store amsterdam we have created the 3-days only interactive food experience is life like a box of chocolates?  this food experience is inspired by the works of anna lomax and here project ‘event now‘ in particular.

we have selected ad randomly 5 big and small aspects/moments of life and translated these together with several characteristics of anna lomax into 5 eat’impressions.

capture the moment. 

we would appreciate it if you would take the effort to bring with you something that marks a very special moment in your life to capture this evening or afternoon in a temporary piece of art.

we are looking forward to welcome you at the herengracht 178, a typical amsterdam canal house, where frame shop since the end of october 2014 is located. during the food experience you can enjoy some works by anna lomax and the house as well.

practical details

  • menu: the ingredients will be published soon at this website.
  • when: jan 30 + 31 2015 from 19.00 to 22.00 hrs, feb 1st 2015 from 12.30 to 15.00 uur.
  • where: frame store amsterdam, herengracht 178, 1016 br amsterdam
  • the price tag: the food experience consists of 5 eat impressions (3x savourish en 2x sweetish) incl. a welcome bite + drink: € 50,00 per person.
  • reservations required: click at the following link to book via eventbrite.
  • dietary restrictions: we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes when you book your eat’in experience at the latest 1 day in advance, so it is possible for us to tailor the food experience for you. the easiest way for us to send us an e-mail: info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl subject: is life like a box of chocolates?

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.

 

nov 21, 2014 – jan 24, 2015: eat’inspiration in search of excellence…..

prolongued until january 24th, 2015
poster dutch masters

the eat’inspiration in search of excellence is inspired by our project during museum night amsterdam 2014 at the van gogh museum, and is part of our overall project dutch icons revisited. you can join us and experience five dutch masters in 5 dishes.

you can expect to find all kinds of masters on your plate. so you can experience a master hacker but also a golden age master like rembrandt van rijn. during this eat’inspiration we search for the success factors behind their masterpieces.

an eat’inspiration.

  • an eat’inspiration is a theme based journey in 5 courses: 3 times savourish and 2 times sweetish.

the practical details + the menu.

  • the menu. click at the following link for the menu-of search in excellence in pdf-format;
  • the cocktail. zen master (alcoholic) – the aperitif. (non alcoholic) master of seduction ;
  • period. november 21-22-28-29, 2014 – december 5-6-12-13-19-20-27, 2014; january 16-17-23-24, 2015
  • 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 +31 (0)6 54 64 65 76;
  • 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. 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.

verlengd t/m 24 januari 2015.

 
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