Beer Lover's Brussels: Multi-Michelin Starred Beer and Gastronomy Getaway for Two

Beer Lover's Brussels: Multi-Michelin Starred Beer and Gastronomy Getaway for Two

Brussels, Belgium

£1,276

“Forget tours of French vineyards: discerning drinkers are heading to Belgium in search of fine beers” The Guardian

Why we love it

Belgium is far more than just beer and chocolate, but those pillars of Belgian gastronomy are always the best way to start when visiting the nation’s capital. Taste all things Belgian at ground-breaking brasserie Belga Queen, tantalise the taste buds in a beer and chocolate pairing masterclass, and indulge in iconic Michelin-starred dining, 25th floors above the city skyline.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy two nights in a 5-star hotel for two people in central Brussels
  • Savour a four-course 'Suggestions Degustation Tasting Menu', with beer pairing each at Belga Queen
  • Take a private guided tour of the Chocolate Museum, including a beer and chocolate tasting
  • Indulge in a 10-course 'In the Sky’ menu each at two-Michelin-starred La Villa In the Sky

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Description

Instantly recognisable by its stained-glass ceiling windows and marble columns, Belga Queen is situated inside the former Hôtel de la Poste and Crédit du Nord bank - a stunning 19th century landmark building.

Belga Queen reinvents Belgian cuisine for the modern palate. Head Chef Antoine Pinto creates stunning dishes of the highest quality exclusively from Belgian sources, ensuring Belga Queen is an ambassador of “Made in Belgium”.

The four-course Suggestions menu swears by Belgian recipes, Belgian ingredients, and of course, quality, handpicked and perfectly paired Belgian beers.

In Pinto’s own definition “brasserie style cuisine is above all a cuisine of top quality ingredients, served without perversion or showing off, but always in search of originality. And even more so, an original surrounding that breaks with the classic image of the stereotype French brasserie.”

On a privately guided tour with an expert at Brussels’ Chocolate Museum, guests will go on a journey through the history of chocolate; learning how cocoa is grown, how chocolate is made and discovering the surprising and savoury combination of two of the most recognisable Belgian specialties: beer and chocolate.

In a private tasting in the cellars, with one of the Museum’s experts, savour the unique opportunity to compare and contrast five home-grown Belgian beers with differing styles of indulgent Belgian chocolate (white, milk and dark chocolate and hand-made pralines).

Perched atop perhaps Brussels’ most iconic landmark, the IT Tower’s double Michelin-starred restaurant, La Villa in the Sky, dominates the city’s skyline. Sat inside the contemporary glass structure, a sweeping panorama of the whole city opens up, and as the sun sets in the evening, Brussels comes to life as you dine.

Orchestrating this melodic dining experience is Chef Alexandre Dionisio. After reaching the semi-finals of TV’s Top Chef in 2010, Alexandre opened his own restaurant; receiving his first Michelin star after six months of opening. Then, in 2013, Gault & Millau named Alexandre ‘Best Young Chef in Brussels’.

Alexandre’s ‘In the Sky’ menu excites with the freshest of seasonal products. The daily-changing menu is in a constant state of evolution, showcasing Alexandre’s exceptional spontaneous inspiration, incredible attention to detail and creativity; all of which make for a faultless and unforgettable meal.

Description

Instantly recognisable by its stained-glass ceiling windows and marble columns, Belga Queen is situated inside the former Hôtel de la Poste and Crédit du Nord bank - a stunning 19th century landmark building.

Belga Queen reinvents Belgian cuisine for the modern palate. Head Chef Antoine Pinto creates stunning dishes of the highest quality exclusively from Belgian sources, ensuring Belga Queen is an ambassador of “Made in Belgium”.

The four-course Suggestions menu swears by Belgian recipes, Belgian ingredients, and of course, quality, handpicked and perfectly paired Belgian beers.

In Pinto’s own definition “brasserie style cuisine is above all a cuisine of top quality ingredients, served without perversion or showing off, but always in search of originality. And even more so, an original surrounding that breaks with the classic image of the stereotype French brasserie.”

On a privately guided tour with an expert at Brussels’ Chocolate Museum, guests will go on a journey through the history of chocolate; learning how cocoa is grown, how chocolate is made and discovering the surprising and savoury combination of two of the most recognisable Belgian specialties: beer and chocolate.

In a private tasting in the cellars, with one of the Museum’s experts, savour the unique opportunity to compare and contrast five home-grown Belgian beers with differing styles of indulgent Belgian chocolate (white, milk and dark chocolate and hand-made pralines).

Perched atop perhaps Brussels’ most iconic landmark, the IT Tower’s double Michelin-starred restaurant, La Villa in the Sky, dominates the city’s skyline. Sat inside the contemporary glass structure, a sweeping panorama of the whole city opens up, and as the sun sets in the evening, Brussels comes to life as you dine.

Orchestrating this melodic dining experience is Chef Alexandre Dionisio. After reaching the semi-finals of TV’s Top Chef in 2010, Alexandre opened his own restaurant; receiving his first Michelin star after six months of opening. Then, in 2013, Gault & Millau named Alexandre ‘Best Young Chef in Brussels’.

Alexandre’s ‘In the Sky’ menu excites with the freshest of seasonal products. The daily-changing menu is in a constant state of evolution, showcasing Alexandre’s exceptional spontaneous inspiration, incredible attention to detail and creativity; all of which make for a faultless and unforgettable meal.

Sample Itinerary

  • Day One: Arrival and hotel check-in; Dinner at Belga Queen (8pm, dining time approx. 1.5 hours)
  • Day Two: Beer and chocolate tasting masterclass at the Chocolate Museum (approximately 120 minutes); Dinner at La Villa in the Sky (7.30pm, dining time approx. 2 hours)
  • Day Three: Hotel check-out and departure

We Also Recommend

  • Visit Delirium on Impasse de la Fidélité, home to over 2,000 beers - 400 of which are Belgian
  • Dine on traditional Belgian classics like Stoemp at local favourite Fin De Siecle
  • Shop at La Crèmerie de Linkebeek; purveyors of the finest artisanal Belgian, French and Dutch cheeses, cured meats, wines and beers since 1902, and are suppliers to the United Nations

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue, with travel dates within 12 months.

Service charge is included in the price of the menus. Gratuity (tip) is not included; this is left to the guests’ discretion on the day.

Note that no cancellations or amendments to bookings are possible once confirmed.

La Villa in the Sky is open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm to 9.15pm. The restaurant closes at 1am.

Belga Queen is open for dinner Monday to Thursday, 6.30pm to 11pm; Friday and Saturday from 6.30pm to 12am. The restaurant closes at 1am.

The menu at La Villa in the Sky is subject to daily change and availability. The menu is suitable for vegetarians. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Please note that La Villa in the Sky is not wheelchair accessible.

Belga Queen is open Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 11pm, Friday, 12pm to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 12am and Saturday, 6.30pm to 12am. The restaurant is closed on public holidays.

The menu at Belga Queen is subject to seasonal change and availability. The menu at Belga Queen is unsuitable for vegetarian, vegan, gluten or dairy-free. Please state any other dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Choco-Story is open from Monday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm (last entrance at 4.30pm).

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 8 weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times. Please note that Brussels is extremely busy during the first week of September due to the annual beer festival. We recommended that bookings for this period are made as much as six months in advance.

Sample Itinerary

  • Day One: Arrival and hotel check-in; Dinner at Belga Queen (8pm, dining time approx. 1.5 hours)
  • Day Two: Beer and chocolate tasting masterclass at the Chocolate Museum (approximately 120 minutes); Dinner at La Villa in the Sky (7.30pm, dining time approx. 2 hours)
  • Day Three: Hotel check-out and departure

We Also Recommend

  • Visit Delirium on Impasse de la Fidélité, home to over 2,000 beers - 400 of which are Belgian
  • Dine on traditional Belgian classics like Stoemp at local favourite Fin De Siecle
  • Shop at La Crèmerie de Linkebeek; purveyors of the finest artisanal Belgian, French and Dutch cheeses, cured meats, wines and beers since 1902, and are suppliers to the United Nations

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue, with travel dates within 12 months.

Service charge is included in the price of the menus. Gratuity (tip) is not included; this is left to the guests’ discretion on the day.

Note that no cancellations or amendments to bookings are possible once confirmed.

La Villa in the Sky is open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm to 9.15pm. The restaurant closes at 1am.

Belga Queen is open for dinner Monday to Thursday, 6.30pm to 11pm; Friday and Saturday from 6.30pm to 12am. The restaurant closes at 1am.

The menu at La Villa in the Sky is subject to daily change and availability. The menu is suitable for vegetarians. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Please note that La Villa in the Sky is not wheelchair accessible.

Belga Queen is open Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 11pm, Friday, 12pm to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 12am and Saturday, 6.30pm to 12am. The restaurant is closed on public holidays.

The menu at Belga Queen is subject to seasonal change and availability. The menu at Belga Queen is unsuitable for vegetarian, vegan, gluten or dairy-free. Please state any other dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Choco-Story is open from Monday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm (last entrance at 4.30pm).

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 8 weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times. Please note that Brussels is extremely busy during the first week of September due to the annual beer festival. We recommended that bookings for this period are made as much as six months in advance.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

IT Tower - 25th floor, Avenue Louise 480, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Rue du Fossé aux Loups 32, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Rue de la Tête d'or 9, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

La Villa in the Sky IT Tower - 25th floor, Avenue Louise 480, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Belga Queen Rue du Fossé aux Loups 32, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Choco-Story Brussels) Rue de la Tête d'or 9, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Hotel location will be provided in your personal itinerary at the time of booking.

Beer Lover's Brussels: Multi-Michelin Starred Beer and Gastronomy Getaway for Two

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