Once again, the ACB offers members and guests a unique opportunity to view the Ommegang procession on the Grand’Place while dining in one of the most elegant restaurants in Brussels.
La Maison du Cygne is housed in a former 17th century guild house that overlooks the Grand’Place. From the balcony and windows of a large private dining room, we will have an unparalleled view of the Ommegang as the pageant unfolds on one of the most beautiful squares in the world.
Menu "Made in Belgium"
Panko de Gambas au Curry Rouge et Avocat
Breaded Large Prawns with Red Curry and Avocado
Cabillaud sur Peau, Viennoise de Morilles,
Blettes, Cacahuètes et Blanche de Bruxelles
Cod, Viennese style Morels,
Peanuts and Belgian Beer
Poire Williams Confite et Gaufre de Bruxelles,
Glace aux Noix de Pécan
Conserve of Williams Pear and Brussels Waffle,
Pecan Nuts Ice Cream
Moka et Mignardises
Coffee and Biscuits
Vin blanc: Mathys Sauvignon
(1 bouteille pour 2 personnes)
White wine: Mathys Sauvignon
(1 bottle for 2 persons)
The Ommegang takes place on Tuesday, June 30. Ommegang (literally “walk-around”) is a faithful recreation of a splendid pageant that was first performed in 1549 for Emperor Charles V, his son Philip II, and the knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece.
Staged at night on the illuminated Grand’Place, the two-hour extravaganza includes flag-throwers, folk dancers, archers, acrobats, jesters, jugglers, fire-eaters, falcon-trainers, folkloric giants, stilt-walkers, and the famous Gilles of Binche. Descendents of the nobility of the time play the roles and wear the coats of arms and sumptuous costumes of their ancestors.
This is a spectacular affair, and one of the biggest festivals in the country. Our dinner evening at La Maison du Cygne offers, literally and figuratively, a window on this amazing event. Bring your camera.
Please note that this is a Members Priority event (ACB, AWCB and Irish Club of Belgium). Non-members may only sign up as of Thursday, June 18.
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Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
- Open cash bar: 7:00 p.m.
- Dinner: 8:00 p.m.
Place: Salon Louis XIV, La Maison du Cygne, Grand’Place (entrance: Rue Charles Buls 2), 1000 Brussels
Price: €75 for ACB, AWCB and Irish Club of Belgium members; €85 for non-members
Dress code: Coat and tie requested
Sign up: Reservations are due by noon on Friday, June 26, online at www.americanclubbrussels.org, by email (email@example.com), or by telephone to the ACB Office Manager (0476/996.870). Payment to ACB at BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB) will confirm your reservation. Be sure to mention “Ommegang” in the communications section of the virement.
Cancellations are possible until noon on Friday, June 26. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.