Atelier Van Asseldonk drew inspiration from the cheerful dining scenes depicted in the paintings in the Augustijnenkerk, by Jan Steen and Pieter Breugel, for their attractive interior for the church. For the whole of Dutch Design Week this will form the splendid backdrop for festive lunches and dinners. This entourage is intended to resurrect the atmosphere of bygone days. You take your place at long tables, where you engage in animated conversations with the people sitting next to you, even though you do not know them. Checking your smartphone is strictly forbidden. The food is of the highest calibre, prepared by chef Dick Middelweerd from the restaurant De Treeswijkhoeve (2 Michelin stars) in Waalre. He prepares his dishes with regional products and even the flowers, which are here in abundance, come from the region. Everywhere you look you see exceptional and weird design objects, like a candle stick oxidized with urine. It stands happily in the middle of the dining table. Dinner costs 150 Euro including drinks and almost all the seats are reserved. But don’t despair, outside there is a market that is part of this Allegory of the South. Small dishes are served here, and naturally the traditional Brabant sausage roll is available.
Location: Paterskerk, Tramstraat 37
Open daily until 25 October, 11:00-00:00 hours