The second Belgian edition of the Salon du Chocolat will take place between the 5th and the 7th of February 2016 in Brussels Expo in Brussels. Fans of chocolate (everyone), be ready!

Nearly 30.000 visitors were attracted to the event in just 3 days in 2014, who came to admire the work of master chocolatiers and sample chocolate and sample chocolate in all its forms at the world´s largest chocolate event.

Those who love wine and Brussels gastronomy will be delighted by the gastronomic festival eat! Brussels, drink! Bordeaux. The programme features: outdoor wine tastings, tastings of our Brussels gastronomic delicacies, stimulation of your taste buds, learning about new culinary techniques as well as magical and peaceful walks outdoors. This year the festival will be held at the heart of the Parc de Bruxelles, right in front of the Royal Palace. 

Belgium is a paradise for beer lovers. There are almost 450 different types of beer in the country. For those who want to taste as many beers as possible in a short period of time, the Belgian Beer Weekend is the perfect occasion. It is held every September at the Grand Place, in the centre of Brussels, where a large number of breweries gather together to offer visitors the authentic taste of Belgian Beer.

As part of the celebrations around the Opendoors of the European institutions, several entertainment activities will be held around the theme of bread and accompanying products.

 Belgium Culinaria Events

Culinaria is a gastronomic event, with a gastronomic showcase and an on tour version street festival. The gastronomic showcase brings 45 Belgian Chefs, 10 gastronomic ateliers and a gourmet's market accompanied by music and cultural activities.

For the second time in Brussels, the "Best of Portugal" festival will show the very best of the Portuguese gastronomy and the excellence quality of its local products, including wine, cheese, cured meats, olive oil, honey, fruits and vegetables, among others. In conjunction with the fair there are also a craft fair, folk dances and music.

Stoemp Recipes

Stoemp is a typical and simple Brussels dish, which you have to try when spending time in the Flemish capital.
It consists of pureed potatoes one or several mashed vegetables, sometimes also with bacon. These vegetable pairings traditionally include endive, kale, Brussels sprouts, spinach, turnip greens, carrot or onion. Stoemp is usually served with sausage or stewed meat.

Among the numerous specialties of Belgium, one of the most delicious are the waffles which come in all types and sizes throughout the various regions of the country, each having its own speciality.