dec 31-jan 1+2, 2016: nibble on some new year’s issues

poster eating special 2016

new year’s eve is besides celebration time also a moment for reflections. many of us will start 2016  with one or more resolutions and see new year as a fresh start. 

so our 3-days only 2016 eat’inspiration is all about toasting, new year’s resolutions, and a fresh start. and as many of us experiencing time is slipping through their fingerswe have created some golden oldies with a twist.

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. 
  • cocktails.
    • old (alcoholic)
    • new (non alcoholic)
  • period. 3 days only
    • december 31, 2015
    • january 1, 2016
    • january 2, 2016
  • opening hours.
    • 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    • outside opening hours only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • price tag.
    • this 3 days only eating experience 2016 costs  € 47,50 per person, incl. v.a.t., excl. drinks
  • book this eating experience. to avoid disappointments (very limited seating) and food waste.
    • 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.
    • payment in advance:
      • after your booking request we will send you an invoice with payment link.
    • 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 25, 2015: x-mas eating special experience the new luxuries

flyer xmas eating special

time flies …. and before you know it it’s almost xmas again.

however, this year we ourselves do not drive home for xmas. this year we will decorate our studio, create a playlist of our favorite (xmas) songs, and ….. we invite you to join us for a one day only xmas special where we make you experience some of the new luxuries with all your senses.

we will introduce you to less + more. you can toast with the new champagne, reflect a moment on the little things of life, enjoy dressing up with some gems of the future, discover the versatility of the essence of life, and we wonder who will seize the opportunity to create with one big bang a fresh but comforting start.

an eatinspiration 

  • is a themebased eating experience for all your senses in 5 courses with occasionally an interactive moment.
  • consists of 3 savourish and 2 sweetish courses.
  • is preceded by a sneak peek, some homemade flatbread with a theme inspired topping.

the practical details 

  • menu. 
  • one day only.
    • december 25, 2015
  • start time.
    •  7.30 – 8.00 p.m. we welcome you with cocktails + bites
    • 8.00 p.m. marjolein will introduce the xmas eating experience and explain what to expect during the evening of the eat’inspiration driving home for xmas. and hereafter we will start
    • we start the evening together, but you will experience the eating special within your own party.
  • reservations only. 
    • reservation requests by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl and be so kind to mention in the subject line xmas special
    • from november 25, 2015 it is possible to send reservation request using our online booking manager (our online booking manager is only available in dutch language only).
    • if you have any questions or need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76
  • price tag for this 1 day only arrangement.
    •  € 59,50 per person, payment in advance.
    • this 1 day only arrangement includes welcome cocktail less or more + amuse, a 5 course eating experience plus a sneak peek, coffee or tea with a selection of our collection choco twisters, and unlimited tapwater. additional drinks or drinking arrangements are excluded. 
    • we send you payment instructions after receiving your request for reservation.
  • 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.
 

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.
 

wow, de culinaire werkplaats on the european bucket list of ryanair!!!

Ryanair-logo

on vegetarian day 2015 ryanair published its bucket list for europe, and we are very proud to share with you that de culinaire werkplaats is at this list.

we feel honoured and would like to thank ryanair for this recommendation.

click on the following link to read the article and find out which other interesting venues are at this bucket list: foodie trips – vegetarian guide to europe

 

 

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.

 

 

sneak peek: “less= more” high-end vegan workshop

pink parade part of eat'inspiration dutch treats??

at special request of our guests we are in the process of developing the workshop ‘less = more’,  a high-end vegan workshop (dutch & english spoken).

in this workshop we take dutch landscapes as a starting point and translate 5 typical dutch landscapes (shape, taste, texture, presentation, choice of ingredients). besides contemporary + traditional cooking techniques we also pay special attention to plating up dishes, share our knowledge about ingredients, and the art of eating.

the workshop is also interesting for those who like to cook with vegetables, fruits and grains, and would like to extend their cooking repertoire.

the workshop ‘less = more’ will take place once a month on a sunday afternoon from 14.00 – 18.00 hrs. we will publish all details and the dates in august on our website. per workshop we take max. 10 participants.

 

 

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.

 

portfolio: exploring the versatility of freekeh for artisan grains.

freekeh bonbons created by de culinaire werkplaats.

commissioned by artisan grains, we had a demonstration to showcase the versatility of the green wheat freekeh for a group of food bloggers.

freekeh
freekeh is a green wheat. this is a cereal grain being harvested at the time when it is still young and green. freekeh therefore has a higher nutritional value compared to regular wheat grains. after harvesting the grains are lightly roasted, which gives a unique nutty and slightly smoky flavour. freekeh contains quite a lot of minerals, vitamins and proteins. furthermore, it has a very nice texture and bite.
cooking time is about 15 minutes.

the challenge. work out several dishes:

  • to illustrate the versatility of the greenwheat freekeh
  • and which are easy to make at home

the demonstration. we created a lot of dishes. of which we selected the following for the artisan grains’ greenwheat freekeh demonstration:

  • mocktail with strawberries and freekeh
  • freekeh buns with hummus.
  • savoury and sweet freekeh croquettes
  • nasi goreng of freekeh
  • bonbons with a filling of freekeh and red fruits
  • granola freekeh – dark chocolate bar.

recipes. will be published 2nd half of march, and will only be available in dutch.

the freekeh demonstration was in collaboration with pr specialist kroon op het werk.

 
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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