Belgian Beer Dinner | 3/27/2017

As part of the Upstate International festivities, Greenville Sister Cities International would like to invite you to our 4th annual Belgian Beer Dinner!  This wonderful evening full of great conversation, laughs, and culinary delight will take place on Monday March 27th at The Trappe Door, downtown Greenville, SC.

Seating is limited, so please contact The Trappe Door ( or 864.451.7490) to reserve your seats – especially if you plan on coming with a larger group.

Last year, the event was sold out in less than 1 week, so it’s very important to get your name on the reservations list as soon as possible. In order to confirm and keep your reservation, you will be required for advance payment at The Trappe Door within 1 week of signing up.

Full refunds will be available upon cancellation at least 1 week before the event, i.e. by Sunday March 19th the latest. The money for later cancellations and no-shows will serve as a fundraiser for Greenville Sister Cities International.



belgian dinner anyone?

Hot from the press … a real 6-course Belgian Beer Dinner organized by Greenville Sister Cities International as part of the Upstate International Month will take place on Monday March 21st, 2016 at the Belgian tavern The Trappe Door [South Carolina].   Up to you to pick the Goût de France dinner [see recent article] close to home or hit a 150-mile drive [via I-85 N] for true Belgian delight!  Of course, you can do both!

Upstate International Month highlights the beauty of Greenville’s diverse community through musical and artistic performances, discussions, book talks, culinary experiences and much more during the month of March.  Take a look at their events calendar.  Greenville is ‘sister’ with the Belgian medieval city of Kortrijk since 1991, and their interactions include student exchange programs through Furman University and exchanges between local garden clubs.

The Trappe Door, is a Belgian tavern with an old-world vibe offering in its regular lunch menu [to name a few] Cheese Croquettes, Coq Au Vin, Carbonades Flamandes and as dessert Belgian Waffles and White Chocolate Profiteroles.  And I will take note of that restaurant for future travel plans!

Thank you beATLe Heidi for this info!


  • Where –  The Trappe Door | 23 W Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • When – Monday 21 March 2016 | 1st course will be served at 6.30 pm
  • Price – $75 per person – all included (food, drinks, taxes & gratuity)| $50 per person – if no alcohol
  • Registration – contact The Trappe Door at (864) 451-7490 | email


GSCI BBD 2016 Flyer

what is the closest to belgian cuisine?

I know … this blog is all about Belgian related stuff … but what if we do not have any Belgian restaurants in Atlanta?   Surely our epicureans will appreciate a French culinary event instead.  So here you go, even if I get stomach cramps just writing this!

Goût de France/Good France celebrates French gastronomy in various locations worldwide on 21 March 2016. Over 1500 chefs on all five continents are expected to join the event on the day of Spring. Dinners served simultaneously in participating restaurants will honour the merits of French cuisine, its capacity for innovation, and its values: sharing, enjoying, and respecting the principles of high-quality, environmentally responsible cuisine.

The Atlanta-based Southern Art*** [chef Didier Lailheugue – Executive chef at Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta] and Table 3 Restaurant & Market in Nashville, TN [chef Charles Robb, Jr.] are participants of Goût de France/Good France.   While our local friend has set his a sophisticated and well-though menu at $58/person [wine not included], you will need to make the trip to Nashville for a cheaper dinner [$38/person] with vichyssoise, moules marinière and crème brûlée.

***Southern Art if offering this Frenchy menu in addition to their current menu from March 18-21.

Bon appétit | smakelijk eten!


Finally!  Nuit Belge will make its debut in Atlanta on January 23rd at The Foundry at Puritan Mill.  This event is a unique pairing of Belgian beers and small plates of Atlanta’s finest chefs.    The inaugural Nuit Belge, took place in March 2015 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville and its success drove Rhizome Productions Inc., the organizer,  to share the concept with other hot cities!  Lucky us, we will be the first stop!

To tease your palate, here are the restaurants involved: Bhojanic, Iberian Pig, Holeman & Finch, Cooks & Soldiers, King + Duke, Local Three, Octopus Bar, Lusca, Heirloom Market BBQ, Empire State South, Double Zero Napolitana, Blackberry Farm & Ba Bellies.  The beers will include Orval, Bacchus Oud Bruin, Lindemans Cuvee Kriek, Gouden Carolous Triple, Saison DuPont, Westmalle Dubbel, Houblon Chouffe, Petrus Aged Pale Ale, Three Taverns, Rodenbach Grand Cru and many more.

A little bit over the venue – The Foundry at Puritan Mill, located in the King Plow Arts District,  is a 12,000 square feet event space with original pine beams, expansive skylights, and polished concrete floors.  The foundry, built in 1921, was constructed and operated by Puritan Chemical Company until 1996. In 2000, the location was purchased, restored and converted into a mixed-use facility.

Nuit Belge’s next stops will be New Orleans on 2/26, Nashville on 3/12 and Charleston on 4/16.

Thank you beATL Cindy for sharing this!


  • When: Saturday January 23rd, 2016 – The VIP event with Blackberry Farm ($149 + $10.19 fee)  begins at 5.30 pm | General Session ($129 + $9.09 fee) from 7- 10 pm.
  • Where: The Foundry at Puritan Mill | 916 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
  • Ticket prices range from $129-$149 and include entry, tasting glass, festival program, and unlimited food & beverage samples.
  • This is a 21+ event and proper ID is required for entrance.
  • Dress to impress (no shorts,t-shirts,or flip flops).

Belgian beer pairing dinner – 6/24/2015

Nikolai’s Roof at Hilton Atlanta is planning another Belgian beer pairing dinner on June 24th.  Chef De Cuisine Stephanie Alderete along with Executive Sous Chef Olivier De Busschere (a native of Antwerp) will be cooking a flavorful dinner.

Don’t wait and reserve your place today by calling Nikolai’s Roof at (404) 221-6362.

Belgian beer and food

mussels from brussels – 11/22

A dish from home, a meal dedicated to your palate … moules-frites or mosselen-friet (choice of 4 styles) by our Belgian Chef Philippe Haddad! beATL has reserved 40 couverts for its Beetles (y’ll) on Saturday, November 22nd.  Aperiti(e)f  will put us in the mood from 6.30 pm and dinner will be served from 7.30 pm.  For the non-musseleers among us, F&B has a few options like its famous steak tartaar/filet américain or braised rabbit Belgian style, Scottish salmon and filet mignon … And if that doesn’t make you salivate, Philippe will find a solution!

Please note that this is a cash-bar event and payments are individual…

Seating is limited to 40 couverts (only 4 left) with a firm deadline of November 18th.  RSVP is a must!  From the 19th, please call the restaurant directly (mention beATL/Belgian party) but you may be seated further away …


  • When: Saturday November 22nd, 2014
  • Time: Cocktails from 6.30 – 7.30 pm.  Dinner at 7.30 pm
  • Where:  F&B | 3630 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 | (404) 254-1797
  • Parking: complimentary valet parking (there is also a self parking option ($4/hour))
  • Menu:  Cash-bar/Drinks à la carte

Photography: F&B


tea ‘n’ lunch – 10/22

Tea is so much more than just having a cuppa … Join Carine Bourgeois, owner and chef at the Roswell Tea House, located in Historic Roswell, for a Tea ‘n’ Lunch.  And if this is not your cup of tea, stop by for a healthy lunch and why not, a vol-au-vent!  Check her delicious menu here.

Wednesday October 22 

10:30am – 12:30pm


class and lunch inclusive

reservation only 770/643 5813

(10 person limit)



A healthy LUNCH and

introduction class to TEA

Belgian Artisanal Spirits Dinner

Nikolai’s Roof will host a four-course dinner paired with cocktails based on liqueurs from our famous Belgian Distillerie de Biercée on Thursday July 17th at 7 PM.  Dinner guests will enjoy learning more about these small-batch spirits, which have just recently become available in Georgia!  The cost is $65 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.  Seating for this special evening is limited and reservations should be made by calling (404) 221-6362.

The Distillerie de Biercée, hidden behind its 16th century walls, is located in Ragnies (Thuin, Belgium) and has been distilling since 1946.  Its  top quality eaux-de-vie and liqueurs are produced seasonally based on the fruits available.  They are made exclusively from unsprayed fresh fruit and are guaranteed free from artificial flavourings, preservatives and colorants.  Their top sellers are: Eau de VilléeNoir dʼIvoire and Poire Williams N°1,

The Distillery offers guided tours, organize private & corporate events and wouldn’t be complete without a brasserie-restaurant and a shop/e-shop.

The Biercée Distillery

Source: The Biercée Distillery