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We’ve raved about the culinary ingenuity of Marije Vogelzang and her groundbreaking Proef studio before. In addition to creating edible installations for clients such as BMW, Droog and Aesop, the Dutch ‘eating designer’ was the creative brains behind the monochrome spread at the late lunch we hosted one December.

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See more of Proef's Eat Love dinner under way

Armed with simple, powerful concepts, and a penchant for tattooed vegetables and sugar sculpture, Vogelzang has travelled the world lecturing on her design ethos and producing some fantastical meals. When we last reported, her most memorable commissions had been compiled into a retrospective tome ‘Eat Love’ celebrating her ten years of food design.

Starting this evening, and running through August, Vogelzang will throw open the doors of her Amsterdam studio to welcome diners for the very first time. Christened the ‘Eat Love’ dinner, all courses have been adapted from the eponymous book and will be staged within the magical confines of Proef. The one-time gas factory comes complete with timber-framed ceilings and is encircled by parks.

Despite being the sister to Vozelgang’s revolutionary restaurant in Rotterdam, Proef Amsterdam rarely opens as a restaurant, making this one hot table. Without giving too much away, guests can expect appetizers and drinks in the garden, edible leaves from the Photosynthesis Tree, a starter, the White dinner as a main course, a dessert baked in clay and a parting gift.


Proef Amsterdam,
Gosschalklaan 12,
1014 DC, Amsterdam


Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms