Over Datum Eetclub 2

Ome Ad and the Lost Herbs

26 Jul 2011

Although it seemed difficult to top the success of our first Over Datum Eetclub dinner last week, this week's delicious three course dinner and music filled night left everyone hungry for more! Ome Ad was our chef for the evening, and he created some spicy concoctions! The smells coming out of the Mediamatic bank even had strangers wandering in off the street asking to join our dinner party!


Ome Ad - Over Datum Eetclub 2 at Mediamatic Bank Mar-Ina Uhrig

With: Ome Ad

After having recently cooked up a storm at pop palace Paradiso, Ome Ad joined us in a more intimate setting for the second surprise dinner. On this sold out evening, Ome Ad was put in charge of coordinating the cooking and chopping efforts of all our guests. Set to the beats of music that Ome picked specifically for the night, he gave an exotic twist to the menu and created an atmosphere that could only be called gezellig.

Ome Ad’s grocery list included dried herbs, vegetables, chicken and prawns, couscous, tomato sauce, coconut milk, yoghurt, fruits, and sweets of all sorts. With such a diverse grocery list we wondered whether our guests would come through, and they delivered! We had people come in with bags of spices that had been sitting around in their cupboards for years! The piece de resistance was a 30 year old jar of sambal oelek that had been waiting patiently in a cellar for this very day! Runner up was bottles of mineral water from Georgia that had expired in 1994....although many people resisted sipping on this ancient liquid, some dared to give it a try and they lived through it, saying that it tasted very metallic but was still drinkable!

With all the herbs and spices that we had collected, the smells wafting out of the Mediamatic Bank were so enticing that we even had people wander in off the street asking how they could join the dinner party!

The menu for the evening included:
Tagine with chicken and couscous
Couscous with roasted vegetables
Red Curry with cashew nuts and basil
Banana Curry
and a fruit salad with a yogurt and raisin sauce for dessert!

Curious about what the chef thought about the night? Check out the video at the bottom of the page for an interview about his thoughts on expired food and his experience of the evening!

If you want to see more of what people brought for dinner, check out our Over Datum Eetclub portrait series here!

More information

Over Datum Eetclub takes place at Mediamatic BANK, Vijzelstraat 68. Doors open at 17:30 and we’ll start cooking at 18:00. Read more about making reservations here. Join us for the third edition!

Over Datum Eetclub serves as an act of rebellion against wasting food, and is a wake-up call for all those who anxiously cling to expiration dates. Join us, and regain faith in your own judgement and senses.

This evening was the second out of six Over Datum dinners. Over Datum Eetclub is part of the Pièce de Résistance exhibition.

Special thanks to...

The following stores and suppliers donated their Over Datum products to this edition.

  • Organic food for you - Vijzelstraat
  • Panathea olive oil