portfolio: dutch flower power

the eat’inspiration ‘dutch flower power’ (march 23 – june 25, 2017)

 

  • part of: our ongoing project ‘dutch icons’ in which we try to capture the dna of the dutch/the netherlands.

 

  • showcases and explores: the special and powerful relationship of “the dutch” and flowers over the centuries.
    • by creating 7 different eating experiences
    • inspired by artists, tulips, historical events, perfumes, paintings, technology, and economy.

 

  • on the image: one of the freestyle interpretations of floral still lifes we created; a tribute to floral still-life painting as a particular genre which achieved its greatest importance in the dutch golden age art.  and we learned that the english term still life derives from the dutch word stilleven

 

 

march 23 – juni 11, 2017: explore some dutch flower power in 5 or 7 courses

due to success prolongued until june 11, 2017.

“the dutch” have an interesting and powerful relationship with flowers.  

this special relationship goes way back to the dutch golden age. during this era the tulip bulb was introduced to the netherlands and at the peak of the dutch golden age this intriguing bulb caused the first speculative bubble ever, known as ‘tulpomania’. 

for many centuries dutch artists, botanists, gardeners, flower growers and trades men are inspired by all kinds of flowers. flowers are connected with many areas of our existence: art, craft, design, fashion, history, spirituality, emotion, symbolism, traditions, folklore, commerce, botany, etc. 

so we would like to invite you to join us for a journey in a nutshell in which we try to reveal this special relationship between the dutch and flowers, from flower growers to artists.

the practical details

  • menu + price tag
    • REGULAR eat’inspiration dutch flower power
      • click at the following link to get an impression of the menu dutch flower power (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 flower power
      • click at the following link to get an impression of the über posh menu dutch flower power (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
  • period + opening hours.
    • period
      • march 23 – prolongued until juni 11, 2017
    • openingstijden (please note: new opening hours)
      • thu-fri-sat : 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
      • sun: 1 p.m. – 10 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)
  • 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 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.
 

 

jan 19 – march 19, 2017: eat’inspiration spoons full of honesty?

the year 2016 will probably go down in history as “the year of the fakes”. plenty of fake news articles were shared all over the internet. the number of fake internet identities, fake webshops, and fake e-mails were and are still growing.

if ….. you are in the need of a dose of honesty we would like to invite you to join us for the eat’inspiration spoons full of honesty. 

and ….. experience some (dis)honesty in 5 or 7 courses.

the practical details

  • menu + price tag
    • REGULAR eat’inspiration spoons full of honesty?
      • click on the following link for the menu spoons full of honesty? (in pdf-format)
      •  € 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 spoons full of honesty?
      • click on the following link for the über posh menu spoons full of honesty (in pdf-format).
      • 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.
    • fair trade? (alcoholic)
    • pure? (non alcoholic)
  • period + opening hours.
    • period
      • january 19 – march 19, 2017
    • openingstijden (please note: new opening hours)
      • january 2017
        • thur-fri-sat-sun : 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
      • feb + march 2017:
        • thur-fri-sat: 7 p.m. – 11. p.m.
        • sun: 1 p.m. – 7 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.
 

portfolio 2017: award ceremony

in february we welcomed a pharmaceutical company at studio de culinaire werkplaats. part of their programme at our venue was an award ceremony.

for this special occassion we created a display for the awards together with a matching bite + drink referring to the field where this company is active.

 

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”. 
 

portfolio 2017: inspirational session for perfume house

detail of catering for flavourists and fragrance developers

commissioned by an international perfume house we created an interactive inspirational session for a group of fragrance developers.

this inspiration day ended with finger food and diy cocktails inspired by several world famous perfumes.

 

 

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.
 

until feb 05, 2017: interactive food art exhibition “beyond black” @ the storage room amsterdam

interior of the storage room amsterdam

the storage room amsterdam,  a new project by studio de culinaire werkplaats, proudly presents:

  • the exhibition beyond black; black matters for all your senses.
  • from nov 24, 2016 – feb 05, 2017

the storage room is

  • world’s 1st project space dedicated to sensorial food art + design;
  • an initiative by marjolein wintjes (food conceptualists + co-founder of studio de culinaire werkplaats).

interactive exhibition beyond black.

the exhibition beyond black addresses in a playful and twistful way several ‘black matters‘ and goes beyond the concept of black as a colour. for beyond black marjolein made a selection of the black related conceptual food and eating experiences created by her for studio de culinaire werkplaats.

furthermore, she added a few new interpretations as well. so there are sculptures, small installations, collages, videos, etc. and … 5 experiential stations to make you meet black with more than your eyes only. this time you may look and touch.

you can nibble, sniff, sip, touch, chew, slurp, and…….. to give you a small impression:

  • black pearls: to try out and discover some of the new luxuries (experiential installation).
  • blacks in disguise invites you to explore and discover the taste of various blacks (hanging installation).
  • a bouquet of black addresses your nose with a selection of fragrances of black (wall piece).
  • a collection of black stills are a reflection on the end of food (collages). also presented in an experiential way.
  • colourful black showcases the colourfulness of vegetal blacks.
  • the couple’s motto is ‘food equals fashion’, so there is a black fashion icon/statement (installation) as well;
  • and there are some interpretations black and emotions,
  • etc. …

so the exhibition beyond black is about:

  • the beauty of nature and black plant power in particular;
  • the vulnerability of the eco-system;
  • the sensorial, associative, and symbolic powers of black
  • and new (eating) rituals.

why black?

  • black was the 1st theme explored at studio de culinaire werkplaats by marjolein and eric more than 8 years ago
  • ever since they are known as the people of the black food and black became one of their signatures.
  • during the past years they have discovered over 90 vegetal black ingredients,
  • and they explored numerous black issues in food concepts and/or food art installations, even political matters.

the storage room.

all the projects and works of studio de culinaire werkplaats inspire you to re-think the future, and the dinner plate of the future in particular. 

with this latest project “art space: the storage room” a long-cherished dream of marjolein comes true. at the storage room she can share her conceptual approach on food and the act of eating, by presenting food like art and in a more sensorial way.

this art space will address all kinds of themes and issues using the sensorial qualities of food + the act of eating.

exhibition beyond black 

  • period: nov 24, 2016 – feb 05,2017
  • what: black matters for all your senses.

opening hours 

  • thu – fri – sat – sun: 1 pm – 6 pm
  • outside opening hours. 
    • by appointment only.
    • groups:  min. 5 persons.

contact information.

  • via de culinaire werkplaats +31 (06)54 64 65 76

admission fee

  • we kindly ask a donation of approx. € 7,50 per person;
  • why :
    • viewing the exhibition is only part of your visit, you taste, sniff, touch, etc., as well. so you consume part of the exhibition literally;
    • the exhibition is created with temporary materials so the exhibited sculptures, installations, have to be renewed/refreshed several times during the exhibition period.
 
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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