Dinner Session: Barend Blom + Ray Mlilo

Fri 10 June

Presented by The Grey Space in the Middle

Another week, another dinner session. Join us for an inspiring evening carefully balancing delicious food and pleasant tunes.

Inspired by artist Gordon Matta-Clark’s restaurant FOOD, which existed in the 1970s in New York, The Grey Space invites people to come and cook affordable meals as an artistic and social expression during our weekly Dinner Sessions. DJs will guide the evening musically and make you dance after dinner.

This week Barend Blom takes over our kitchen and will prepare a tasty Iranian walnut stew, while Ray Mlilo will be responsible for the musical outline.


On the menu is Fesenjoon, an Iranian walnut stew with white rice and a salad. With an Iranian soup for a starter. A delicious, fully vegan meal.

Price €15.

  • Doors open at 17.00, Dinner Session starts at 18.30.
  • Payment at the bar (pin only).
  • Students get 20% discount on the drink menu.
  • Reservations: via reservations@thegreyspace.net. Please mention your name, the amount of guests and the date.
Barend Blom

Barend Blom is a freelance museum curator turned professional cook. During corona, it hit him: he loves food even more than history or art. The lockdown meant more time to explore fermentation: like making his own miso’s and tempeh’s. And more time to discover new kitchens: like those of Iran or China. But most importantly, it meant he had the time to start cooking classes. At a vegan cooking school. Vegan, for he has one more love: nature. This last love shows itself in another way in his cooking style: he loves to forage for edible plants in the wild.

Ray Mlilo

Ray Mlilo is a DJ and event organizer with Zimbabwean roots who loves to play all night long. He is the founder of Giraffe Spaces, a techno oriented event. His sound meanders through various electronic genres. He was immensely influenced by dj-sets of 90’s house and garage djs, whose recordings he often overheard being played on cassette by his neighbours when he was as young as 9.