Friday, June 28 – 7:00 p.m.
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 Chaloupe d’Or 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"
Cash Bar Apéritif
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Carpaccio de Saumon et Coquilles Saint Jacques
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Cabillaud à l’Ostendaise
Entrecôte, Sauce au Choix
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Crêpes à l’Orange Caramélisée
(half a bottle of wine and water per person
The Ommegang takes place on Friday, June 28. 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. Descendants 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 Le Chaloupe d’Or offers, literally and figuratively, a window on this amazing event. Bring your camera.
Please note that this is a Members Priority event (ACB, AWCB, CCB and Irish Club of Belgium). Non-members may sign up as of June 17.
Watch last year's trailer on YouTube
Date: Friday, June 28, 2019.
Time: - Open cash bar: 7:00 p.m.- Dinner: 8:00 p.m.
Place: La Chaloupe d’Or, Grand-Place 24, 1000 Brussels.
Price: €75 for ACB, AWCB, CCB and Irish Club members. Non-members: €85.
Dress code: Coat and tie requested.
Reservations are due by Monday, June 24 at: https://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3358377/Registration
Cancellations are possible until noon on Monday, June 24. Participants cancelling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE
picture Eric Danhier - visit.brussels