Belgian Restaurant Week is Back!

Posted by / Friday, July 1st, 2011

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A fan of moules frites, world class chocolate, and craft beer? Like celebrating nationhood?  Then the D.C. area’s Second Annual Belgian Restaurant Week is for you.

Some of the area’s culinary luminaries, including Chef Robert Weidmaier (Marcel’s, Brasserie Beck, Mussel Bar, and BRABO) and former Restaurant Eve Pastry Chef Niel Piferoen (Locolat Cafe), are joining forces from July 15 through July 21 to bring the region a taste of Belgium in celebration of the country’s National Day.

The week will commence with the annual Brew at the Zoo event, where Belgian restaurants will host a VIP tent. During the remainder of the week, the following events are scheduled to festively showcase Belgian culinary tradition and heritage:

Belgian Prix Fixe Menu (Thursday, July 15)
Mussels Throw Down at Eastern Market’s North Hall (Friday, July 16)
Belgian Waffle Brunch (Saturday, July 17)
Chocolate & Champagne Brunch (Sunday, July 18)
Seven-Course Belgian Beer Dinner hosted by Ambassador Jan Matthysen (Monday, July 19)
Duvel Happy Hour Events (Tuesday, July 20)
Belgian National Day Celebratons sponsored by Latis Imports (Thursday, July 21)

To further entice you (as if the above weren’t enough), here is a list of the Restaurant Week participants:

Belga Café
Brasserie Beck
Et Voila!
Granville Moore’s
Locolat Cafe
Le Pain Quotidien

Mussel Bar

For more information about both scheduled events and menu offerings at the particpating restaurants, click here or visit the Belgian Restaurant Week Facebook page.

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

-Johnisha M. Levi

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