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
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!
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.
Special thanks to...
The following stores and suppliers donated their Over Datum products to this edition.
- Organic food for you - Vijzelstraat
- Panathea olive oil