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Category: Gastronomy


For 26 years already the Classic-Event has been proud to represent quality. Previously the focus was on antiques, but this year the organisers have decided on a totally new direction: gastronomy.

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18 dec Relais & Château makes 20 commitments

Relais & Château is a group of fine cuisine hoteliers all over the world. They have the ambition to create a better world with gastronomy and hospitality. They will achieve this by making 20 commitments based on three objectives: preserve the diversity of cuisine in the world, share the passion for what is good and beautiful in the world and work together to create a more human world.

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On October 30th, the cooking theater of Countryside in hall 6 at Flanders Expo (Ghent) will again welcome eight teams who will prepare two creations each based on top quality Belgian products. On Friday, October 31st, Dolce will host a show cooking session.

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Father’s Day is coming again, which means that we put dad in the picture a little more that day. Obviously, you are doing this with a stylish and preferably original gift. With the book Belgian Bites, you are not just giving yet another cookbook, but a gastronomic must-have with mouth-watering recipes that are perfectly in balance with a Belgian wine, liquor or beer.


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20 may Château d’Elohim presents Fruit de vie

Fruit de vie is the newest creation of Ludovic Bouckaert, a Belgian, qualified oenologist and specialized in exclusive fruit wines.  The Fruit de vie collection includes a selection of beautiful and very exclusive fruit wines, each of which are made with passion and pure craftsmanship.

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07 may From Flemish clay to Japanese Zen

Bart De Pooter is an outsider among Belgian chefs. Since last year, he can call himself the owner of three stars, even if the three are divided between two restaurants: De Pastorale in the brickmakers’ village Reet and WY in The Mercedes House, in the heart of Brussels. The contrast could not be any greater. But the 46-year-old chef’s ambition does not end there. “Two plus one does not equal three”, he says. To achieve three stars for De Pastorale remains a goal; the next step is to expand around the world.

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Become a member now and join Dolce at Eccentric, the leading lifestyle event in Knokke. If you already are a member, then you will soon receive an invitation by mail. Eccentric is held in a tent pavilion with exclusive exhibitors, at the Albert beach in Knokke-Heist (Belgium). The event takes place from 28 May up to and including 2 June. This year, the event is dedicated to the Bohemian chic. Read all details about this happening here.


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28 jan All things Dolce, Recipe contest

Create an original Dolce Shop recipe, using ingredients from the Dolce Shop ( and maybe you win a 200 euro Dolce Shop Gift Card!

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29 jan Dolce Partner Day

The Dolce Partner day at "De Vierkantshoeve", Gijzenzele. Enjoy the pictures from a great day at a unique location.

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31 jan Launch Restaurant Guidebook Knokke – Zwin Region

Admittedly, the Zwin region might be located in a remote corner of Belgium, but for quality cuisine enthusiasts, the region is a true gastronomic mecca. The new brochure ‘Top restaurants in the Zwin Region’ from the Knokke-Heist tourist office is presenting the absolute Walhalla of gastronomy, from front to back cover. A guidebook for food lovers!

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21 nov Simon Denis is the Star of the Belgian Cuisine

Simon Denis, chef of restaurant 'Comptoir de l'eau vive' in the town of Erpent, near Namur, is the new ‘Star of the Belgian Cuisine’. This competition took place in the culinary hall of Countryside. The winning team served roasted sole, braised chicory, quenched with Ommegang beer and cauliflower risotto and crab.

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26 may Caymus and the Wagner Family of Wine Appointed as Citation Jet Pilots Association Official Wine

The Wagner Family of Wine proudly announces its appointment as the official wine partner for the Citation Jet Pilots/Owner Pilot Association (CJP), the world’s premier organization for Cessna Citation aircraft owners and pilots. 

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20 may La Maison des Chemins de Bassac: a gastronomic oasis of peace

In the South-French village of Puimisson, at a stone's throw from the historic town of Béziers, lies La Maison de Chemins de Bassac. The villa, built in 1780, was recently restored completely by the leading Belgian architect Vittorio Simoni. 

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09 may Tommy Myllymaki is the winner of the Bocuse d'or Europe in Stockholm

At the heart of the Swedish capital, Tommy Myllymaki, made the difference among 19 other participants after 5 hours and a half of breathtaking tests. The swede stood out by displaying an incredible mastery of the imposed products: Swedish piglet by Havor Gard, Coal fish and Swedish Seafood.

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22 apr Make coffee like during the war

A nice old recipe to make coffee like they did in the good old days ...

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10 apr Photo report: Ten Dauwe at the Tour of Flanders.

Ten Dauwe at the Tour of Flanders.

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28 jan Peter ready for Stockholm

Bocuse d'or: Peter Aesaert and Niels Dedier ready for Stockholm. 

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