Culinaria²


culinaria

This is the ultimate culinary festival for those who appreciate true Belgian gastronomy. Rosie Khdir’s taste buds are tingling at the thought of Culinaria Square.

Culinaria Square is a four day festival devoted to the gastronomy of Belgium. It was launched in 2009 and following its phenomenal success it is back for another year.

Last year saw 14,000 people from Brussels, Wallonia and Flanders gather to experience the cooking of some of the country’s most revered chefs, and this year look set to be another winner.

The 2010 Culinaria² will take place on the Tour & Taxis, a large 20th century site located at the centre of Brussels.

The way it works is 16 of Belgium’s finest chefs, who together hold an astonishing 26 Michelin stars, split off into teams of four to create four menus and each Chef cooks his own dish. The result: a delicious and very unique Michelin standard meal.

Not only will people get to enjoy an exquisite meal they will also have access to seven workshops where visitors may be able to uncover the secrets of great cooking; these will be in a variety of languages. There is also a food market so you can buy some of the best ingredients for your own cooking.

Tickets for this event are quite pricey, but if you feel like spoiling yourself, Culinaria² is definitely the place to do it. The event starts on 3rd June and ends on the 6th June and for more details you can visit the official site www.culinariasquare.be.

P&O Ferries does a great value service from Hull – Zeebrugge, or you can take the Dover – Calais route from where it is just a short drive along the E40 to the Belgian border. Prices start at just £30 for a car and up to nine people.

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