portfolio: a selection of black matters

black-star-2016

black is one of our signatures. outside our venue we are known as ‘the people of the black food’.

as we are in the process of starting a new venture ‘The Storage Room’, an art gallery where you can experience food like art, we thought it is was an interesting idea to pick up -after more than 7 years- our black theme again.

for the eat’inspiration the new black we created a selection of ‘black matters’. and hereafter you find the most favourite 5 dishes of many others that made it to a plate.

    • black star: our personal tribute to david bowie.
    • the black list: we shared our blacklist with our guests.  in our first exhibition ‘beyond black’ at our new project space we will reveal in a non edible way our blacklist;
    • black tuesday; the wallstreet crash in 1929 inspired us to this creation. a history teacher that dined at our venue durning this eat’inspiration explained that we had the wrong day. it should be ‘black thursday’. however, we learned that this crash was a big process that emcompassed several days. and our black tuesday was about the final ending, and black thursday was all about the beginning of this process.
    • colourful black: with this dish we try to share what we have learned from our first theme ‘black’. black is not 1-dimensional, it is very colourful.
    • black pearls: these are scarce. and we discovered there are many black commodities that are scarce. scarcity & black were the input for our dish.
 

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.
 

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.
 

feb28-march 6+7, 2016: hands-on dutch landscapes workshop for home cooks

flyer high end vegan workshops dutch landscapes

many of our guests have indicated that they would like to follow a cooking workshop for home cooks with special attention to vegan dishes & the art of plating up at studio de culinaire werkplaats.

therefore we start in february 2016 with theme-based high end vegan cooking workshops for vegan, vegetarian home cooks and vegetable lovers.

as inspirational theme for the first high end vegan workshops we have selected dutch landscapes.

welcoming you with a non-alcoholic cocktail and bite. our workshops always start with an introduction of the menu. thereafter you will be preparing in groups of 2-3 persons three of the 5 dishes of the eat’inspiration dutch landscapes. the remaining 2 courses we will demonstrate.

you will learn and use both contemporary and traditional cooking techniques and preparation methods. furthermore we will pay attention to the importance of textures and flavours, and we will introduce several unusual flavour combinations.
and….. as we also eat with our eyes special attention will be paid to the plating up of the courses.

we end the afternoon or evening by dining together.

in short, during this workshop you can discover our secrets, as we will be sharing a lot of handy tips and tricks. and… you will be receiving a lot of personal attention, as we only do hands-on cooking workshops for small groups.

the practicalities.

  • what.
    • handson cooking workshop high end vegan
    • with special attention for plating up dishes
    • theme: dutch landscapes
  • level.
    • we expect you to have some basic knife and cooking skills.
  • number participants. 
    • min. 6 – max. 10 persons
  • when.
    • sunday afternoon: 3 – 6.30 p.m.
      • february 28, 2016 (fully booked)
      • march 06, 2016    (fully booked)
    • monday evening: 6.30 – 10 p.m.
      • march 07, 2016     (fully booked)
  • cost. 
    • €75,00 incl. 6% vat per person
    • incl. hands-on workshop, recipes, dinner, welcome cocktail + bite, 1 glas of wine/beer/juice during dinner, and unlimited water/coffee/tea during the workshop.
    • payment in advance.

individual registration.

  • send us a request for registration by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl,
  • in the subjectline high end vegan cooking workshop + date and please do not forget to mention your address and your phonenumber.
  • hereafter we send you within 7 days a confirmation and a  link for payment.

groups.

  • hands-on workshops at our own venue are only available for small groups min. 6 – max. 10 persons.
  • you can book a group workshop at a date of your choice, but never on a friday or saturday evening.
  • for larger groups (min. 15 and max. 30 persons) you only can book an eat’inspiration (a theme-based journey in 5 or more courses) with a limited hands-on moments.
 

workshop mini 2: dutch flower power

the dutch and flowers have a special relationship. during the workshop mini dutch flower power you will create some edible flower arrangements.

  • number of participants:
    • min. 4 and max. 10 persons.
  • time: 
    • 2 hour
  • content: 
    • how to make edible flower arrangements inspired by dutch still lifes
    • and a flower power cocktail.
    • at the end you will eat + drink together your creations.
  • take home: 
    • recipes.
  • cost
    • the above-mentioned workshop mini cost € 49,50 per person and are incl. 6% btw.
  • materials
    • we will provide you with the necessary material, apron and ingrediënts.

how to book

  • you’ll have to find your workshop partner(s) yourself.
  • thereafter we can set a date and time.
  • please do mention your phonenumber when you contact us by e-mail.
 

hands-on workshop dutch landscapes (autumn-winter edition 2017 – 2018)

many of our guests have indicated that they would like to do a cooking workshop with special attention for vegan dishes & the art of plating up at studio de culinaire werkplaats.

therefore we offer in october, november and december 2017  and also in january, february and march 2018 a autumn-winter version of our high end vegan cooking workshop ‘dutch landscapes’ for vegan  vegetarian home cooks and vegetable lovers.

programme. 

  • we will be welcoming you with a non-alcoholic cocktail and soup.
  • thereafter you will be preparing in groups of 2-3 persons 3 of the 4 dishes which are interpretations of dutch landscapes. 
  • the 4th dish will be demonstrated.
  • we end the evening by dining together.

what can you learn.

  • the use of both contemporary and traditional cooking techniques and preparation methods.
  • furthermore we will pay attention to the importance of textures and flavours, and we will introduce several unusual flavour combinations.
  • and….. as you also eat with your eyes special attention will be paid to the plating up of the courses.

in short, during this workshop you can discover our secrets, as we will be sharing a lot of handy tips and tricks. and… you will be receiving a lot of personal attention, as we only do hands-on cooking workshops for small groups.

the practicalities.

  • what.
    • hands-on cooking workshop high end vegan
    • with special attention for plating up dishes
    • theme: dutch landscapes – the autumn winter version
    • the workshop will be bi-lingual (dutch + english).
  • level.
    • we expect you to have basic knife and cooking skills
  • when.
    • dates 
      • january 17, 2018
      • february 07, 2018 (fully booked)
      • march 14, 2018 (fully booked)
      • october 03, 2018
      • november 07, 2018
      • december 12, 2018
    • time
      • welcome drink, soup + intro from 6.30 pm – workshop + dinner:  7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • cost. 
    • € 75,00 incl. 6% vat per person
    • incl. hands-on workshop, recipes, dinner, welcome drink + soup, during dinner 1 glas of wine/beer/juice, and unlimited water/coffee/tea during the workshop.
    • payment in advance.

individual registration.

  • send us a request for registration by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl,
  • in the subjectline vegan cooking workshop + date and please do not forget to mention your address and your phonenumber.
  • hereafter we will send you within 7 days an invoice and after receipt of payment of the full workshop fee your booking is secured.
  • click on the following link for the cancellation, refund and late arrival policy for workshops (pdf).

groups

  • for groups min. 6 – max 10 persons
    • hands-on workshops at our own venue are only available for small groups min. 6 – max. 10 persons.
    • you can book a group workshop at a date of your choice, but never on a friday or saturday.
  • for larger groups (min. 15 and max. 30 persons)
    • for groups (min. 15 + max. 30 persons) we do not offer hands-on workshops. however, you can book an eat’inspiration with a few interactive, and hands-on moments.
    • an eat’inspiration is a theme-based journey in 5 or 7 courses.
    • cost depending groupsize + eat’inspiration (5 or 7 courses), + theme.
 

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.
 
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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