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: 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.
 

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.
 

portfolio: eating special blooming II

kick-start, 1st dish of eating special blooming

during the easter weekend 2016 we created the 4 days only eat special blooming II.

in our first eat’inspiration blooming we explored the various types of growth. in this second exploration we focussed on the different stages of growth.

life, and therefore growth, starts with a seed, a bulb, an egg, an idea and after some time -if the conditions are right- there is a beautiful plant, tree, animal or human in full glory.

blooming or flowering is one of the stages of growth. there are various types of growth, such as exponential, fractal or organic growth. besides a nutricious breeding ground also the environment determines whether something or someone can come to full bloom.

the phenomenon of growth and blooming is not limited to plants only.

also organizations, people, societies, insights, ideas, etc. develop, grow and flourish in all sorts of ways.

eating special blooming II for the easter special blooming, we randomly selected 5 aspects of growth and translated these aspects into 5 different courses (3x savourish and 2x sweetish). the sneak peek was flatbread with artichokes:

  • kick-start
  • growing up
  • economics
  • blossom
  • and rampant growth.
 

feb 19-20-26-27, 2016: experience a selection of dutch icons II

due to success this eatinspiration is prolonged until february 27th, 2016  with a short break on feb 12-13-14, 2016, for the 3 days only eating special ‘from amsterdam with love’. flyer dutch icons-2

in 2016 we kick-off with a selection of dutch icons with a twist. this time no wooden shoes,  windmills, no dutch design or hans brinker who stuck his finger in a dike.

instead… we have created for example a bulb experience for you. you may explore a typical dutch landscape. you will meet some dutch delights and classics. and ….. you may try a plate with some dutch wickedness on it.

an eat’inspiration

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

the practical details 

  • menu. 
  • cocktails.
    • amsterdam (alcoholic)
    • elfstedentocht  (skating event) (non alcoholic)
  • period. 
    • january 7 – february 06, 2016
    • february 19, 20, 26, 27, 2016
  • opening hours.
    • jan 07 – feb 06, 2016: thursday, friday and saturday:  7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    • feb 19 – 27, 2016: friday and saturday: 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 are at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 8.30 p.m.
  • price tag + payment.
    • dutch icons is the last dining experience where you afterwards may determine what you think is a fair price to pay for the offered eating experience.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • in need of 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: conference design & innovation

eating experience bubble house

commissioned by shell we created an interactive morning eating experience for a group of international ceo’s who were participating in a conference about design & innovation.

the experience started with a presentation about the design & innovation strategies of shell, and various strategies in general.

thereafter marjolein introduced studio de culinaire werkplaats and the way here materials, techniques, etc. are explored in the quest of finding new tastes, new textures, new food pairings and new ways of eating.

for this morning session the inspirational source was dutch design. we selected the following 5 dutch design projects as inspirational source for the various eating experiences:

  • viktor & rolf: project zen garden
  • atelier nl: projects drawn from clay and fundamentals
  • jongeriuslab: coloured vases #3
  • dus architects: projects bubble building + 3d printed canal house
  • raaaf: vacant.nl

the session was closed with lessons learned.

 

nov 12 – dec 21, 2015: experience dutch design in 5 courses

eat'inspiration design matters by studio de culinaire werkplaats

is a piece of dutch design on your bucket list? in that case ……… join us for the eat’inspiration design matters?

we make you meet and experience with all your senses 5 remarkable dutch design projects. in all these projects the notion of time is an important part of the design. a sneak peek.

you can experience some moments of reflection while nibbling on haute couture (viktor & rolf). there will be some smokiness to explore (maarten baas). you are also invited to play with your food (rem koolhaas). furthermore, you will be triggered to do some research on your plate (christien meindertsma), and we make you experience the natural touch of claudy jongstra.

and …. last but not least we have created two dutch design cocktails for you, in which the concept of time will be featured in a liquid way.

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 

  • menu. click on the following link for the menu of the eat’inspiration design matters? (pdf-format)
  • cocktails.
    • one minutes (marcel wanders) (alcoholic)
    • coloured vases (jongeriuslab) (non alcoholic)
  • period.
    • in november: 12-13-14-16-19-20-21-23-26-27, 2015
    • in december: 04-05-07-10-11-12-14-17-18-19-21, 2015
  • opening hours.
    • 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    • outside opening hours only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid disappointments (limited seating) and food waste.
    • by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl
    • or you can use our online booking manager, which is only available in dutch
    • if you have any questions or need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76
    • the first dinner reservations are at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 8.30 p.m.
    • we take reservations max. 30 days in advance
  • price tag. 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/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.
 

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.

 

 

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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Unfortunately De Culinaire Werkplaats is closed permanently.

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

eric.meursing1403@gmail.com