Edwin Vinke, two Michelin star chef of De Kromme Watergang will be serving an exclusive dinner in the Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam on 9, 10 and 11 October 2015. The event, in its 10th edition is organised by Steinbesser.
The dinner will be entirely plant-based (vegan) with all ingredients coming from biodynamic or organic agriculture sourced in the Netherlands. Edwin Vinke is owner and chef of the restaurant De Kromme Watergang and was awarded chef of the year in 2011 by Gault Millau.
For this edition, Vinke will feature historical and curious flowers, herbs and vegetables. This promises to be a special challenge for a chef that takes his inspiration from the sea that surrounds the area of Zeeland in the Netherlands.
In this edition, guests will be able to make use of the unforgettable cutlery created by Stian Korntved Ruud and Sarah Hurtigkarl, and the unique dishes made by Patricia Domingues, Matthias Dyer, Tatjana Giorgandse, Deborah Rudolph, Tala Yuan and Valentin Loellmann.
Designer Stian Korntved Ruud created a unique series of wooden spoons for this edition. The wood, harvested in native forests, gets shaped by hand with an axe, spoon knives, gouges and other tools. Making one spoon can take up to three hours. The created spoon-shapes are thrillingly unique.
Patricia Domingues, Matthias Dyer, Tatjana Giorgandse, Deborah Rudolph and Tala Yuan are contemporary jewellery artists. As graduates from the University of Trier, their love for stone is eminent. For this edition, each artist is going to create a series of dishes matching one course. The dishes will be made entirely from natural materials like calabash, clay and stone.
Valentin Loellmann is a collector, dreamer, carpenter, designer and artist. He is best known for his special furniture. His works gives a unique atmosphere enhanced by the special choice of natural materials and shapes. For this edition, Valentin Loellmann is going to create a one-of-a-kind wooden dishware.
The surprise of the evening will be created by Sarah Hurtigkarl. She studied gold- and silversmithing at the Royal College of Art in London. In her work she searches for the border between cutlery, art and jewellery.
The artists’ pieces, made exclusively for this edition, can be purchased throughout the evening.
The wine pairings will be curated by Mike Dooms. Dooms is the sommelier of De Kromme Watergang and was awarded “Wine-Food Specialist” in 2013 by Gault Millau. The juice pairings will be curated by chef Edwin Vinke. The organisers will accommodate any dietary restrictions, allergies or intolerances.
The event, in its 10th edition is organised by Steinbesser. The founders Jouw Wijnsma and Martin Kullik work together with Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam to challenge the contemporary eating culture. The hotel is the first one-to-five star design hotel in the world.
Some of the unique dishes of Edwin Vinke
Details about the event can be found on Steinbeisser’s website.