Over Datum Eetclub 9

Chocolate Paradise with Erik Spande

1 Jan 2011

We triggered our feel-good chemicals during this week's Over Datum Eetclub. Next to the expired food on our plates, you could also find chocolate in every dish; sprinkled on top, melted into sauces, and rolled into desserts. Guided by our chocolate man, Erik Spande, we served all sorts of chocolate infused dishes.


Chocolate dinner - Anna Meijer


The Dinner

The evening began with a small chocolate-tasting at which Erik let us taste three varieties of premium chocolate. He also brought cocoa nibs, which are the roasted cocoa beans which stand at the beginning of the chocolate production process. Placing chocolate at its purest form as the start of the night, these were served in the first course. The main course was a chocolate-stoaf, which we generously poured over our pasta and vegetables. We not only had yogurt and fruit as dessert but also an endless choice of chocolate-salamis, each one slightly different from the next. This was the most playful part of the night, with all the guests making their own salamis; choosing from white or dark chocolate and a cornacopia of sweets and dried fruits to add inside. Sweet, vegetarian and a perfect closure of our aphrodisiac night.


Erik Spande is a chocolate connoisseur and owner of Chocolátl. In this shop you can find the most exotic chocolate bars. When you don’t have a clue what kind of bar will be your piece of chocolate, Erik will be guide you through the world of this aphrodisiac. From soft to intense, salty to sweet, every sensation is possible with chocolate.

More info

Over Datum Eetclub 9: Chocolate Paradise took place at Mediamatic BANK, Vijzelstraat 68, Amsterdam.

Special thanks to...

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

Organic food for you - Vijzelstraat
Marqt - Utrechtsestraat