Over Datum Eetclub 5

Pure ingredients: simple and versatile with Ruigwerk

16 Aug 2011

So far chefs have been preserving, conserving and transforming our Over Datum food into all sorts of delicious dishes. This edition, dinner guest became the chefs themselves with the help of food design duo Ernst and Kamiel of Ruigwerk. There was no predetermined menu, as a matter of fact, dinner guests created the menu together by each making a dish of their own.


Group portrait taken at Over Datum Eetclub 5 -


As food designers, Ernst Ruigrok and Kamiel Vorwerk of Ruigwerk are constantly concerned with how we eat, where we eat, with whom we eat and the impact this has. Their tastefully designed concepts redefine the meaning of ’eating’. Apart from that, they are quite gifted cooks and unleashed their creativity on our Over Datum food. Or, rather, they allowed our guests to unleash their own creativity on the food they brought!

Each Over Datum dinner chef gets to choose how they organize and structure the night, and this week was something we'd never seen before. In a decision that seemed at first to lead to total chaos, Ernst and Kamiel gave free reign to our guests to make whatever they wanted. Split into groups, our guests combined the foods they had brought and with the help of our food design duo came up with a diverse and delicious menu. With no restrictions or limits, our guests were free to unleash their cooking skills on our Over Datum ingredients, once again proving the endless things we can do with 'trash'. With all the cooking complete, and each of the dishes labeled, everyone was free to taste and sample from what seemed like a never-ending table of food.


The goal of the evening was to make as many different dishes as possible, and we definitely succeeded, with the longest and most eclectic menu that we've seen yet.

Sonja and Brechtje's Paprika Salad
Renée's 'Pure Naam' Fruit Salad
Rudolf and Kalindi's Potato and Beet Salad
Olga, Remy, Charlie, and Valerie's Carrot and Potato Dish
Jasper's Pasta Sauce with Minced Thyme
Suzan and Caroline's Guacamole
Linda, Roos, and Jessica's Fruit Salad with Apples, Grapes, and Peaches
Cathy's Sliced Potatoes with Mint and Beans
Nanda's Endive Salad with Avocado, Lemon, and Vinegar
Anteniek's Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Red Pepper and Chives
Gerrit's Braised Fennel
Katrien's Hot Pepper, Tomato, and Chocolate Sauce
Sonja and Brechtje's Celery Root Salad
Heleen's Tomato Sauce
Evelyn's Couscous Salad
Mariette's Meat Feast
Erika's Something Thai-ish
Tess's Chocolate Fruit with Stroopwafels
Renée's Bread with Delicious Things
Joyce's Potato's with a Variety of Baby Potatos
Willy's Salmon and Mushroom Curry
Bertie's Noodles with Vegetables
Helen's Mushrooms with Celery and Peter's Oil
Sonja's Veggie Burgers
Corinne's Noodle Dish with Veggie Burger Blocks and Sambal
Brechtje's Dates with Cheese
Evelyn's Actimel Dressing
Aya's Pasta
Danielle and Paul's Guacamole with Mustard and Dressing
Bruno di Originale's Caponata
Denise's Stuffed Pork Filet
Sonja and Brechtje's Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Henk's Rucola Salad with Olives
Margriet and Geertje's Sweet Honey 'Oogappeltje'
Anonymous Plaice Fillet with Chives and Lemon
Evelyn's Radicchio

See what food our guests rescued from the trash in our Over Datum portrait series

Your own Over Datum Eetclub

Did you know you can also organize your own Over Datum Eetclub? Overdatum.org is a pop-up community with tips and tricks for starting your own club. Make any day an Over Datum day!

More information

Over Datum Eetclub 5 took place at Mediamatic BANK, Vijzelstraat 68. Over Datum Eetclub is part of the Pièce de Résistance exhibition.

Special thanks to...

  • Organic food for you - Vijzelstraat
  • Panathea Olive oil
  • Dirk van de Broek - Marie Heinekenplein
  • Marqt - Utrechtsestraat