We ourselves take care of setting the table and serving the water as if we were in our house. While the chefs prepared the first dish of a menu of 5 different delicatessen, I dedicated myself to admire the decoration of the place. White walls and tables, shelves full of cookbooks from different places with markers on their pages, a kind of cork where a series of edible plastics made from various fruits, glasses and bottles of water of intense blue color and amazing design.
More than a restaurant, De Culinaire Wekplaats is a kitchen-oriented art center. I highly recommend it as an innovative, alternative place and food of various and rich flavors.
As for the Price, you put it. Yes, as it sounds. On the menu they put question marks in the price box. The customer must pay what he sees fit. We were invited by the Netherlands Tourist and Congress Office but we asked the owners what they thought could be a fair price for what they had prepared for us. Among us we had commented and voted a price too. Well, we spend even the most moderate; We proposed about 35-40 Euros without drinks. The chef valued it at 20. A bargain, but something tells me that this system would not work for them in Spain because people were going to pay real miseries.
It is what it is, and the proof of it was given by our Atrapalo companion, Elisenda. They had taken out a promotional campaign in which they gave you a pretty good trip and then, on your return, you paid what you thought was fair for him. Well, there were people who paid 10 cents after a trip to Japan. So much so that they ended up giving away another trip to the person who paid the most for their trip. It was 100 euros for a week to tutiplén in Egypt.
I said it. This restaurant in Spain lasts a pelá.
But, fortunately for them, they have ridden it in Amsterdam and you have to include it in your visit to the capital.
A great experience for palates and imagination.
Culinaire Werkplaats official site