The 2016 eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX festival ends this evening and has attracted a good number of visitors. Since Thursday lunchtime, more than 30,000 plates and 80,000 degustations of Bordeaux wine have been dished out at the site set up in the Parc de Bruxelles/Warandepark.
Set up in 2012, the Brussels year of gastronomy, the eat! BRUSSELS festival has made its mark as the symbol of the culinary diversity to be found in the European capital. For the third consecutive year, the festival has had the privilege to partner up with the Bordeaux wines.
For its fifth edition, the festival has offered a whole new concept: several dozen great Brussels chefs have taken turns introducing a signature dish from their restaurants each day.
From Thursday lunchtime to Sunday evening, more than 30,000 plates have been enjoyed.
The fifty Bordeaux winemakers and traders have served 80,000 tastings of Bordeaux, including whites, rosés, reds and sparkling wines. Meanwhile, the École du Vin de Bordeaux trained 1,400 people in four days. While an international village honored 8 regions, provinces and cities, all partners of the Brussels-Capital Region.
Saturday evening Carlo De Pascale and Albert Verdeyen served nearly 200 plates of pasta all’amatriciana in an hour and a half. The profits of which will be donated to Amatrice and the region affected by the earthquake of 24 august 2016.