Amsterdam, 27 March 2015 – A Van Gogh Museum Edition is on show at the Chef’s Table adjacent to the kitchen of two-star restaurant Ciel Bleu through 29 May. Diners can admire this three-dimensional reproduction of Van Gogh’s 1890 painting ‘Wheatfield under Thunderclouds’ during their meal. This was reason enough for SVH Master chef Onno Kokmeijer to compose an exclusive meal inspired by the works of the Dutch master. The masterpiece on the wall and the hospitality and service of the three Ciel Bleu SVH Masters are the ingredients for a masterly culinary and artistic experience.
Four masters in Ciel Bleu Restaurant
At the Chef’s Table of the Ciel Bleu Restaurant on the 23rd floor of Hotel Okura Amsterdam you will be in the company of no less than four masters. Ciel Bleu is the only restaurant in the Netherlands to boast three SVH Masters, the highest achievable honour in the Dutch hospitality industry: Master chef Onno Kokmeijer, Master sommelier Noël Vanwittenbergh and Master host Pasquinel Kolk are there to provide an exclusive five-course meal with accompanying wines. Seated at the Restaurant’s Chef’s Table, guests can watch the masters at work, with the Van Gogh Museum Edition by master painter Vincent van Gogh as décor.
The masterly Van Gogh dinner, at € 295 per person, can be booked through 29 May 2015 for groups of at least four and at most 10 people via the restaurant reservations desk at +31 (0)20 6787 450 or email@example.com.
Tangible 3D reproductions
A Van Gogh Museum Edition is a three-dimensional full-scale reproduction of a Van Gogh painting, in which colour and structure have been reproduced as accurately as possible. So accurately, that it is impossible to tell the difference between the reproduction and the real painting with just the naked eye. The Van Gogh Museum Edition collection comprises a total of nine works. Each of the reproductions is identical to the original, both front and back, even including the frame. And you can see more than just ‘Wheatfield under Thunderclouds’ at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam, as the five-star hotel is also playing host to perfect 3D reproductions of ‘Boulevard de Clichy’ (1887), ‘The Harvest’ (1888), ‘Sunflowers’ (1889), ‘Almond blossom’ (1890) and ‘Landscape at Twilight’ (1890). Guests staying in the Okura’s Van Gogh Suite can take a closer look at ‘Undergrowth’ (1889) and ‘The Bedroom’ (1888).
The Van Gogh Museum Editions are the result of intensive cooperation between the Van Gogh Museum, distributor Tribute International and developer and producer Fujifilm. You can buy your own Van Gogh Museum Editions, with the proceeds from the sales used for the preservation and maintenance of the original works in the Van Gogh Museum. The Van Gogh Museum Editions are also used for educational purposes. For instance, during the exhibition ´Van Gogh at work´ at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, visitors were offered the opportunity to feel the structure of the paintings.
About Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Hotel Okura Amsterdam is part of an international chain with more than 90 luxury hotels across the globe, comprising Okura Hotels & Resorts, JAL Hotels and Nikko Hotels International. Hotel Okura Amsterdam provides its guests with top quality hotel accommodation, culinary treats at its various Michelin-starred restaurants and ultra-modern spa facilities. Hotel Okura Amsterdam is close to both Amsterdam’s business district and all the capital city’s main tourist sites.