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Block the dates! Seventh edition of the Eat! BRUSSELS, Drink! BORDEAUX this September

On 6, 7, 8 and 9 September, lovers of good food and wine have a date with Eat BRUSSELS, Drink! BORDEAUX Once again, the festival will spotlight the big names in Brussels gastronomy and the wines of Bordeaux. The visitors can embark on a culinary voyage, tasting the signature dishes offered by the great chefs of Brussels. All amid the greenery of the Parc de Bruxelles.

For the seventh year of the Eat! BRUSSELS, Drink! BORDEAUX festival, the best chefs in Brussels are once again taking over the stoves in the pop-up kitchens set up in the Parc de Bruxelles. Each of them will offer a gourmet public his (or her) signature dish. A great opportunity to discover the talents of Belgian gastronomy in a pleasant, convivial setting. visit.brussels have been in partnership with Les Vins de Bordeaux for the last five years.

Over fifty wine growers and wine merchants will be present at the event to show off the full range of wines from Bordeaux – reds, whites, rosés and crémants – that will be the perfect partners for the dishes concocted by the chefs. The 6 families of Bordeaux wines are each represented in their own special pavilion. Bordeaux Red & Bordeaux Supérieur Red; Côtes de Bordeaux; Saint-Emilion Pomerol Fronsac; Médoc & Graves; Sweet Bordeaux; Rosés, Dry whites and Crémants de Bordeaux. The Bordeaux Wine School will offer workshops in which novices can be initiated into Bordeaux wines and the more experienced can enhance their knowledge.

New features in 2018:

– An updated offering: New chefs will be joining the event to fly the flag of their restaurants. Several signature dishes will also have a vegetarian version. Ten restaurants have already confirmed their attendance. Returning are Vincent, Garage à Manger, Brinz’l, Le Tournant, Augusta, Rouge Tomate, Racines and Stirwen. And two new participants have already confirmed: Crab Club and San Bol.

– New cheese and dessert bar

– The festival will have 4 new, original themes for the Masterclasses: Crus classés from Graves, grands crus classés from Saint-Émilion, grands vins from Médoc from the 2015 vintage, Sweet Bordeaux & Belgian cheeses.

– The eat! Awards: This year, the eat! Awards will make their appearance. They will reward the chefs who were most successful during the event.

Photo: VisitBrussels/ ©E.Danhier

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Enjoy ‘Original feast’ at Culinaria

Photo: leeksandhighheels.com
Photo: leeksandhighheels.com

Culinaria is back. A gastronomical event is not to be missed After 5 successful editions, Culinaria, supported by the Brussels Capital Region, has become an internationally acclaimed event, serving haute cuisine from around the world. A true smorgasbord in the heart of Europe, Culinaria offers a unique taste of Belgian culinary talents. Each year, Culinaria has a main theme, and the cutting-edge gastronomical trends attract large crowds.

The theme for 2014 is the Original Feast. For its sixth anniversary, Culinaria will return to the essence of gastronomical delights, and revitalise this edition in a retro-libertarian, cheerful, and mischievous way. A few laughs at a grand banquet, do justice to delicious ingredients in steaming hot dishes, and an authentic, communal banquet that is worth waiting all year for. Since eating together is the best form of communication, master chefs are ready to welcome everybody to a feast just as yesteryear, with their interpretations of exquisite abundance, sauces, sweets, crisps, generosity, and conviviality.

culinaria-brussels. Photo: brusselskitchen.com
culinaria-brussels. Photo: brusselskitchen.com

From Wednesday, May 21st through Sunday May 25th, 2014, Culinaria will set up shop in Tours & Taxis, which will be beautifully decorated for the occasion. For five days, gastronomy lovers, connoisseurs, foodies, and other curious people can enjoy five-star dishes, new workshops, and delicious discoveries at Culinaria, in the theme of the ‘Original Feast’.

Each day, top Belgian chefs and young promising chefs will offer an original dish inspired by the theme. The connoisseur may select a dish by an emerging gastronomical talent and 5-star dishes. Then, he may select two dessert creations from the dessert buffet, made by famous chocolatiers and pastry chefs. In the theme of exquisite abundance, Culinaria will also offer a beautiful buffet of Swiss cheeses.

Culinaria-Brussels. Photo: brusselskitchen.com
Culinaria-Brussels. Photo: brusselskitchen.com

The connoisseurs can fulfil their heart’s desire with one of the sweet delights by Pierre Marcolini (Maison Pierre Marcolini), Marc Ducobu (Ducobu), Jean-Philippe Darcis (Darcis) and Bernard Proot (DelRey). The best and internationally acclaimed Belgian masters of cheese will also make an appearance. This year, Culinaria will shine the spotlight on the talents of the new generation. They will provide subtle and revolutionary appetizers to accompany a Leffe. Culinaria not only shines the spotlight on the best restaurants, but also on the gastronomical workshops, tableware and decor, and delicatessens.

The focus is on pure culinary discovery and experience.This year, the theme of the unique gastronomical workshops are the feast! ‘The foreign feast with San Pellegrino’: Sixe foreign Chefs from the prestigious ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ also give their interpretation of the feast.


̔The great menus of history`: The Master Chefs of Culinaria introduce the visitor to dishes that have determined Belgian and European history. ‘The Pastor`s Garden’ or the workshop with 100% vegetables: Benoit Blairvacq and Simon Beugnier make traditional dishes with vegetables and wild plants. The workshop ‘Champagne with Pommery’ provides a sparkling
atmosphere. At the Foodie square, visitors learn to taste and work with unique ingredients, with guidance from taste specialists. This year, the visitor can also taste from four different delicatessens: caviar by ‘Imperial Heritage’, foie gras by ‘Euro foie gras’, truffles by ‘L’Atelier de la truffe noir’ and the apotheosis of every feast: wine and beer, by Vinopress. In the workshop ‘Vintage Cocktail’ by Matthieu Chaumont (Chez Hortense) and the best Belgian barmen, visitors are introduced to the world of mixology.
Culinaria also organises a gourmet market, with countless scrumptious specialties and handcrafted products to enjoy at home.