march 23, 2017 – jan 14, 2018: what’s cooking next?


 
ever nibbled on some tulips or sipped from a unique mix of dutch masters? 

we are very keen to share our upcoming dutch adventure with the world. the next months all our food, art and design activities aim at exploring and defining the so-called Dutch DNA. 

during this journey we will be addressing a selection of dutch icons and classics through eating experiences.

when & what.

from march 23, 2017 until the beginning of january 2018 you are more than welcome to participate in our journey along all kinds of dutch issues during a 4-part series of eatinspirations.

we will be creating different eat’inspirations, food narratives and eating experiences at the intersection of food, art + design which will result in a new abstract look at the netherlands, and showcases the features of the Dutch DNA in particular.

dutch icons is an ongoing research project of de culinaire werkplaats. marjolein and eric offer you through their one of a kind eating experiences a unique, abstract and contemporary view on The Netherlands and on the Dutch DNA in particular.
 

 

portfolio: freestyle interpretations of japanese concepts

 the eat’inspiration ‘the beauty of imperfection and more …’ 

  • is all about creating freestyle interpretations of a selection of japanese concepts,
  • and the result 7 different eating experiences.

the art of giving + gift wrapping

  • on the image an impression of one of the desserts, an interpretation of the art of giving + gift wrapping (furoshiki)
  • japan is known as a gift-giving culture. gifts are not presented only on special occasions, but also as part of a reciprocal tradition to show appreciation, to build relationships and to express courtesy.
  • it is not uncommon to give gifts of fruit in japan, as fruit is considered to be a luxury product.
  • the dessert consists of 4 layers, in the centre you’ll discover a marinated cherry, and the dessert is wrapped in edible cherry “paper”. 
 

feb 14, 2017: eat’inspiration so happy together … ?

our most happiest moments together are always in the uk. 

so this year’s valentine’s day we were inspired by various types of happy moments.

you can nibble on some burning love, but also experiencing the taste and texture of love on the rocks as well. furthermore, the art of giving and appreciating the beauty of ageing are on the menu as well.

we are looking forward to welcoming you for some happiness.

the practical details

  • menu + price tag eat’inspiration so happy together … ?
    • click on the following link for menu so happy together …? in pdf-format)
    •  € 45,00 per person.
    • 5 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
  • cocktails/aperitif.
    • alcoholic: on a cloud
    • non-alcoholic: marriage
  • period + opening hours.
    • one day only: february 14th, 2017: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (very limited seats).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
    • the first dinner reservations we take at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 8.45 p.m.
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • more info.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76

food problems/dietary 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.
 

dec 15, 2016 – jan 15, 2017 – eat’inspiration “it is a matter of time”

poster menu it is a matter of time

time flies so …….. fast. the eat’inspiration it is a matter of time? addresses all kinds of issues in the context of time. so you nibble on some golden oldies, or new year’s resolutions, experience the beauty of ageing, and several other time matters.

the practical details

  • menu + price tag
    • REGULAR eat’inspiration it’s a matter of time
      • click on the following link for the menu of the eat’inspiration time (pdf)
      •  € 45,00 per person.
      • 5 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • UBER POSH eat’inspiration it’s a matter of time
      • click on the following link for the menu of the über posh eat’inspiration time (pdf)
      • has to be booked at least 2 days in advance.
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, 7 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a spoom, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), a booklet, excl. additional drinks
  • cocktails/aperitif.a
    • alcoholic: memories
    • non alcoholic: new year’s resolutions
  • period + opening hours.
    • period
      • december 15, 2016 – january 15, 2017
    • openingstijden
      • december 2016: thur-fri-sat : 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. + monday dec 26, 2016
      • januari 2017: thur-fro-sat-sun: 7 p.m. – 11. p.m.
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (very limited seating).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
    • the first dinner reservations we take at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 8.45 p.m.
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • more info.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76

food problems/dietary 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 2016: eat’inspiration dutch masters

for the eat’inspiration dutch masters 2016 we have created a 5 and 7 course menu.
one of the seven selected dutch masters on the menu is our most famous dutch golden age painter: rembrandt van rijn.

inspirational source: 

  • the pendant wedding portraits of marten soolmans and oopjen coppit by rembrandt van rijn.

marten-en-oopjen

marten-en-oopjen-2

dish inspired by rembrandt van rijn

in short, the story:

  • the portraits were painted upon the occasion of the wedding of marten soolmans and oopjen coppit in 1634;
  • the subjects were painted individually, however, the portraits have been kept together since their inception;
  • the pendant wedding portraits were formerly owned by the rothschild family;
  • and they became jointly owned by the louvre museum paris and rijksmuseum amsterdam;
  • one important condition: the paintings should always travel and exhibit together.

interpretation:

  • it is about a marriage between two different personalities, and the present ownership is a kind of marriage between france and the netherlands;
  • 2 people: 2x en papillote with different fillings consisting of dutch and french ingredients become one dish by mixing the content of both parcels;
  • the parcels are connected by the infinity symbol: symbol for eternal life and the interaction of opposing powers.
 

oct 10 – dec 12, 2016: eat’inspiration the beauty of imperfection and more …

flyer-the-beauty-of-imperfection

in many of today’s western design, fashion, food and architecture you can discover the characteristics of japanese aesthetics and the japanese world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection (wabi-sabi).

also various japanese arts have been influenced by the acceptance and comtemplation of imperfection, constant flux and impermanence of all things. for example the appraisal of the beauty of imperfection can be found in the principles of

  • ikebana (the art of flower arrangements), japanese garden architecture & the art of bonsai (tray gardens), japanese pottery (raku) and the art of repairing pottery with gold (kintsugi),  the japanese tea ceremony, etc.

at an international level this is reflected in trends like imperfect design, diy, the revival of craftsmanship, and eco design. the eat’inspiration the beauty of imperfection and more …  is not about the japanese cuisine. it is a freestyle interpretation and exploration of the japanese way of thinking and the art of living. 

the practical details

  • menu + price tag
    • REGULAR eat’inspiration the beauty of imperfection and more…
      • click on the following link for the menu of the eat’inspiration the beauty of imperfection and more  (pdf).
      •  € 45,00 per person.
      • 5 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • UBER POSH eat’inspiration the beauty of imperfection and more…
      • click on the following link for the menu of the über posh eat’inspiration the beauty of imperfection and more (pdf).
      • has to be booked 2 days in advance when you make your reservation.
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, 7 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a spoom, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), a booklet, excl. additional drinks
  • cocktails/aperitif.
    • will be published together with the menu.
  • period + opening hours.
    • period
      • october 10 – december 12,  2016
      • start at october 10, 2016
    • diner
      • thu-fri-sat : 7 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
      • regularly open on mondays.
        • in october 2016: oct 17, oct 24, 2016
        • in november 2016: nov 7, nov 14, nov 21, nov 28
        • in december 2016: dec 5 (dec 26: see eatinspiration it’s a matter of time…)
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (very limited seating).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
    • the first dinner reservations we take at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 8.45 p.m.
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • more info.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76

food problems/dietary 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.
 

eat’inspiration dutch masters prolongued until oct 9, 2016

prolongued until oct 9, 2016.
flyer eatinspiration dutch masters

triggered by the arrival of the pendant portraits of maerten soolmans and oopjen coppit painted by the famous dutch golden age painter rembrandt van rijn at the rijksmuseum, we decided to take ‘dutch masters’ as inspirational source for this eat’inspiration.

we have explored the following 8 different dutch master talents for you in order to find the keys to excellence:

  • viktor & rolf (fashion artists), marcel wanders (product/interior design), rembrandt van rijn (painter, etcher), rem koolhaas (architect, urbanist), maarten baas (conceptual designer), karel appel (painter, sculptor, poet), aage m. (master safecracker) and last but not least geert jan jansen (master art forger).

you can experience a regularly changing selection of the fore-mentioned dutch masters.

the practical details

  • menu + price tag
    • POSH eat’inspiration dutch masters
      • menu of the posh eatinspiration dutch masters in pdf
      •  € 45,00 per person.
      • 5 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • UBER POSH eat’inspiration dutch masters
      • the 2nd menu of the dutch-masters in pdf.
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), 7 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, some other surprises, excl. additional drinks
  • cocktails/aperitif.
    • cocktail: night light
    • non alcoholic cocktail: free spirit
  • period + opening hours.
    • period
      • july – august- september 2016
    • diner
      • thur-fri-sat: 7 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
      • mondays: please note in september only open on monday sept 5th, sept 26th, 2016.
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (very limited seating).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
    • the first dinner reservations we take at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 8.45 p.m.
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • more info.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76

food problems/dietary 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.
 

may 19 – july 4, 2016: experience 020 architecture in 5 or 7 courses

poster-020-architecture

are you interested in architecture or design? in that case our eat’inspiration 020 architecture is a must for you. you can experience and nibble on a selection of architectural highlights of amsterdam in 5 dishes.

for the eatinspiration 020 architecture we have selected 5 architectural projects; all situated in amsterdam.

you can:

  • experience the building that won the golden amsterdam architecture price 2016,
  • taste the past the present and the new year that the maritime museum offers you,
  • nibble on ‘palaces for the working class’ (100 years of amsterdam school),
  • have a piece of the royal palace at dam square and experience what it is to have the world at your feet.
  • try a self-build project, which is this year’s theme of amsterdam architecture day.

for the VIP arrangement we create some extra 020 architecture inspired experiences.

the practical details

  • menu + price tag
    • POSH eat’inspiration 020 architecture
      • starts at march 4, 2016
      • menu of the posh eat’inspiration 020 architecture in pdf
      • cost € 45,00 per person.
      • 5 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • UBER POSH eat’inspiration 020 architecture
      • available from june 3, 2016,
      • menu of the uberposh eat’inspirations 020-architecture in pdf
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), 7 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, some other surprises, excl. additional drinks
  • cocktails/aperitif.
    • cocktail: brick by brick
    • non alcoholic cocktail: sky is the limit
  • period. 
    • may 19 – july 4, 2016
  • opening hours.
    • diner
      • mon-thur-fri-sat : 7 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (very limited seating).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
    • the first dinner reservations we take at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 8.45 p.m.
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • more info.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76

food problems/dietary 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.
 

march 4 – may 16, 2016: eat’inspiration the new black

prolongued until may 16, 2016.

eating experience the new black

we are in the middle of a next step by opening in april 2016, a new venture: ‘The Storage Room’, a project space for food art. and besides a 5 course eat’inspiration guests can also book a VIP eating experience. 

a new step calls for an one of a kind theme. as being ‘the people of the black food’ we kick-off this period of change with BLACK.

on the menu a regularly changing selection of the collection of 20 dishes we have created for our guests. hereafter the first selection for the 5 course eat’inspiration, the selections for the other weeks we leave for this moment in the dark.

  • ‘black star’ – our tribute to david bowie,
  • the black list of de culinaire werkplaats, hopefully you are not at our list,
  • nibble on black tuesdays,
  • experience the colourfulness of black,
  • and last but not least,  discover black pearls.

for the VIP arrangement we make every week an extra additional selection of experiences, for instance: the dress codeblack magic the essence of black or living colours.

the practical details

  • menu + price tag
    • POSH eat’inspiration the new black. 
      • starts at march 4, 2016
      • 1st menu the new black in pdf format
      • cost € 45,00 per person.
      • 5 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • UBER POSH eat’inspiration the new black.
      • available from april 15, 2016
      • menu will be published soon
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, emotionbread + topping, personal tour food art gallery some experiences for all your senses, 7 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, some other surprises and perks, excl. additional drinks
  • cocktails/aperitif.
    • double black (alcoholic cocktail)
    • black power (non alcoholic cocktail)
    • guardian angel (non alcoholic aperitif)
  • period. 
    • march 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 31, 2016
    • april 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 2016
    • there will be a break in march (25-26-27-28) for the easter eating special blooming.
  • opening hours.
    • diner
      • mon-thur-fri-sat : 7 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (very limited seating).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
    • the first dinner reservations we take at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 9 p.m.
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • more info.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76

food problems/dietary 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.
 

from march 2016: eating experiences in 3 different ways

rampant growth by studio de culinaire werkplaats

from march 2016 you can choose and book the following experiences at studio de culinaire werkplaats:

  • a POSH eat’inspiration (available from march 04, 2016)
    • 5 theme based courses (3x savourish, 2x sweetish)
    • with one or more interactive moments
    • preceded by a sneak peek (flat bread with a topping)
    • price tag: € 45,00 per person (incl. vat, and excl. drinks)
    • reservations only, we take reservations max. 30 days in advance
  • a UBER POSH eat’inspiration (available and bookable from june 3, 2016)
    • a theme-based welcome cocktail (alcoholic/non alcoholic)
    • a theme based sneak peek: homemade bread with a topping/dip
    • a personal tour through our food art project space including several unique eating experiences
    • 7 theme based courses – € 97,50 per person (incl. vat and excl. additional drinks)
    • reservations only, we take max. 30 days in advance reservations
    • and some other surprises.
  • THE STORAGE ROOM – project space for experiential food art 
    • this project space is located adjacent to our studio cum restaurant
    • here you can experience food like art, and with all your senses
    • exhibitions, entrance fee and other details will be published on this website.

 

 
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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

eric.meursing1403@gmail.com