Brussels: The 2017 eat!


The 2017 eat! Brussels, drink! BORDEAUX festival ends this evening with positive results. Starting on Thursday lunchtime, over 25 000 dishes and 90 000 tastings of Bordeaux wine have been served at Brussels Park Established in 2012, the culinary year in Brussels, the eat! BRUSSELS festival has become the unmissable gourmet event of the early autumn and the symbol of the culinary diversity of the European capital. For the fourth year running, the festival has consolidated its privileged partnership with Bordeaux Wines. The 6th festival invited fifteen iconic chefs from Brussels who took turns in showcasing their signature dish to the visitors. They have been joined by 5 pastry chefs for the first time this year. From Thursday lunchtime to Sunday evening, over 25 000 dishes will have been sampled. The 50 Bordeaux winemakers and wine merchants have served nearly 90 000 tastings of Bordeaux wine, including sparkling, red, rosés and white wines. The Bordeaux Wine School has trained 1650 people over the 4 days. And an international village has showcased 9 regions, provinces and towns, all of which are partners of the Brussels Capital Region.

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.