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.

 

 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

low salt press lunch @ world kidney day 2016

here a video impression of the press lunch we hosted for nierstichting nederland (read: dutch kidney foundation).

we were very pleased to receive an invitation by nierstichting to create and host a low salt 3 course press lunch. 

the nierstichting has invited a selection of bloggers and journalists on world kidney day 2016 to draw attention to the fact that most people are eating too much salt, about 1 kg on a yearly base too much. this is very harmful for your kidneys.

furthermore, nierstichting used this press lunch to launch ‘de zoutmeter’ (the salt meter), a handy tool that helps you to determine in a blink how much salt your meal contains.  

the briefing.

  • low salt has a negative association, most people think immediately in terms of ‘tasteless’
  • create a tasting for the invited press to find out which bites contain salt or no salt
  • create a 3 course lunch with adding salt to showcase that low salt can be tasteful
  • make recipes of the lunch dishes for 4 persons

lunch + tasting

  • tasting.
    • 5 preparations of potato (purée, baked, crisps, fried fries and boiled).
    • we choose the vitelotte noir, a black potato with a great deep purple inside and a nutty taste, to be the star of this tasting.
  • lunch.  in stead of salt we used in all the courses
    • some ingredients that have umami (the fifth taste)
    • a lot of fresh herbs and spices
    • and we paid attention to create various textures.
  • the 3 courses:
    • mushroom bouillon with vegetable dots.
    • marmered egg in a nest of potato, spinach and  bean sprouts
    • a small flower arrangement: a puff bread with a “bouquet” of marinated/roasted vegetables and baba ganoush
  • the recipes.
    • we are translating the recipes from dutch into english. as soon as the english version is available we will upload the pdf file here.
 

march 25-26-27-28, 2016: easter eating special blooming

poster blooming - easter eating special

from march 21st spring is in the air, and very slowly nature is coming alive again. the eat’inspiration blooming is an exploration of growth in 5 dishes.

it starts with a seed, a bulb, a root, an egg 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.

for the easter special blooming, we randomly selected 5 aspects of growth and translated these aspects into 5 different courses (3x savourisch and 2x sweetish).

an eating special

  • is always a limited edition on special occasions like holidays;
  • always consists of 5 dishes: 3x savourish, 2x sweetish, and is preceded by a sneak preview, a dish that reveals something about the eat’inspiration.

the practical details

  • the menu.
  • period.
    • march 25-26-27-28, 2016
  • opening.hours + reservations.
    • 7 – 11 p.m.
    • outside opening hours only open by appointment for groups of at least 15 persons;
    • reservations required to avoid food waste + disappointments (limited seatings)
    • 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.
  • more info.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76
  • the pricetag + payment.
    • limited edition eating specials costs per person € 42,50 (incl. vat, excl. drinks);
    • we accept creditcards (visa/master), dutch bankcard and cash.

food problems/whishes

  • please inform us about any dietary restrictions when you book your eating special or at least 2 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.
 

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.
 

feb 12-13-14, 2016: eating special from amsterdam with love

flyer eatinspiration from amsterdam with love

there are many different stories about the roots of valentine’s day. most of these stories are about anonymous, secret and/or forbidden love.

valentine’s day evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“).

this year we go back again to the roots of valentine’s day to celebrate all kinds of love or in other words to celebrate love. we dedicate a whole weekend to the eating special from amsterdam with love, and make you experience the heart of amsterdam, the city of ‘free’ love, in 5 courses.

an eat’inspiration

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

the practical details 

  • menu. 
  • cocktails.
    • unchain my heart (alcoholic)
    • forbidden fruits (non alcoholic)
  • period. 
    • 3 days only: feb 12-13-14, 2016
  • opening hours.
    • friday, saturday and sunday:  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.
    • € 42,50 per person, incl. v.a.t. and excl. drinks
    • 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.
 
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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