September 6, 2016
Sweet Bordeaux present at the 2016 eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX
For the third consecutive year, the Bordeaux wines are the guests of honor at eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX. From 8th to 11th September 2016, 50 Bordeaux winemakers will attend the four days of festivities at Brussels Park. The opportunity for visitors to enjoy and (re) discover the Sweet Bordeaux wines. This year, the organizers have prepared a new concept: a dozen Brussels chefs will take turns to prepare, every day, a signature dish of their restaurant. Adding a glass of Bordeaux sweet white wine will be enough to sublime them!
The sweetness of the Sweet Bordeaux at the 2016 eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX
The Sweet Bordeaux Pavillon will be set in the heart of the beautiful tree-filled Brussels park. Six wineries and a trader will welcome visitors, to let them taste the ten appellations of Bordeaux sweet white wines. Therefore, you will find the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, Cadillac, Loupiac, Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, Cérons, Graves Supérieur and Bordeaux Supérieur. The Sauternes and Barsac, present at the Pavilion, will also accompany the proposed Gala dinner, Friday 9th September 2016 at 19:00. During an exchange, the passionate winemakers of Sweet Bordeaux will tell you about the unique making process of Bordeaux sweet white wines through the delicate late harvest or the importance of botrytis, which gives the Sweet Bordeaux that aromatic richness.
Enjoy Sweet Bordeaux during the masterclasses
For the novices, amateurs or experienced, it is possible to deepen one’s knowledge of wine. The 2016 edition of eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX offers two masterclasses of 1855 Grands Crus Classés (€ 55 per person, limited places). The owners of these Grands Crus offer to discover, for 1h30 (in English and French), the typical characteristics of the Sauternes and Barsac terroirs. Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September 2016 at 17 h.
Thanks to the Wine Pass you will be able to try 9 glasses of 5 cl (+ 2 additional) of your choice from the six Bordeaux pavilions.
Indulgence at your forktip
Food lovers will find something to eat throughout their visit. The eat! BRUSSELS, Drink! BORDEAUX event is also an opportunity to try new food and wine pairings with gourmet cuisine from around the world. Eat! BRUSSELS is Brussels’ chefs’ festival, it also highlights the gastronomy available in the Brussels Region (Ethiopian, Romanian, Japanese cuisine, etc.). The sweetness of the Bordeaux sweet white wines, will bring you new flavors to taste!
Finally, the curious may be tempted by the Mmmmh workshops! Culinary workshops supervised by Belgian chefs. Finish off by tasting your work accompanied with a glass of Sweet Bordeaux and voila!
eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX
From 8th to 11th September 2016, from 12h to 23h
Parc de Bruxelles, opposite the Royal Palace