On the first day of my Belgian tour last autumn, I had
Saturday, March 31, 2012
On the first day of my Belgian tour last autumn, I had
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I have a 1,200 word article on three places that are stars
Friday, March 23, 2012
I mentioned there would be a very special beer dinner in
A fantastic menu prepared by three chefs
“The Great Belgian Beer Dinner of 2012” will be an exquisite culinary experience founded on a commitment to quality. It will be a major event in a prime location, with excellent beers, top class food, and the three best chefs in the world of beer.
Tom De Four of De Heeren van Liedekercke (Denderleeuw) with Stefanie de Vos of De Bistronoom (Ostend) and Chris Lively of Ebenezer's Pub & Restaurant (Lovell, Maine USA) will join together to serve a fantastic six-course meal on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The location will be in the historical setting of 'De Majeur' in Roosdaal-Pamel, near Ninove.
The chefs have also selected very special beers specifically for this meal.
Information: Date is Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7 pm at Feestzalen 'De Majeur' at Rijstraat 16, 1760 Roosdaal (Pamel.) The six-course meal costs 80 euro per person, drinks included. Seating is limited. Quick Registration will be the key to securing a seat.
Tom DE FOUR of the restaurant De Heeren van Liedekercke is one of the trio. His restaurant is situated just a stone's throw from the church of Liedekerke, just across the municipal boundary of the Dender. De Heeren van Liedekercke is a true fixture in The Beer Country, Belgium. For over 10 years, it has been rated very highly in many international beer guides. In the kitchen, Tom, 39, handles the cooking. His brother Joost is the beer sommelier. Besides their love for lambic beers, De Heeren van Liedekercke has been named an Orval Ambassador. See: www.heerenvanliedekercke.be
STEFANIE De VOS, of De Bistronoom, which, since September 2011, has been at the top of the RateBeer list of the best beer restaurants in the world, is the lady in the group. Stefanie, 28, works her magic in the kitchen, while her husband, beer sommelier Christophe Pelfrène (44) greets and serves the guests. Stefanie, along with 47 other young chefs, was recently selected as one of the “Young Faces of Flemish Gastronomy” through the organization “Flanders: Nice Country.” She was also nominated for the title “Lady Chef of the Year 2012.” The restaurant is located near the Ostend marina, near where the Mercator anchor is found. See: www.debistronoom.be
CHRIS LIVELY : Christopher Lively, 39, grew up in Texas, and after graduating from culinary school, went to work in California. He was the executive chef of the Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles, an important position. But Chris wanted his own beer restaurant, and he would have it. He moved to the other side of the United States, and settled in New England. Since 2004, he and his wife, Jennifer, have run Ebenezer Kezar's Pub & Restaurant in Lovell, Maine. From then till now, on Ratebeer.com, Ebenezer’s was voted four consecutive years the title of the “World's Best Beer Bar.” In 2009, Chris opened The Lion's Pride in Brunswick, Maine. Barely a year later, his second beer restaurant won second place on RateBeer. A very remarkable achievement. See: www.ebenezerspub.net and www.lionspridepub.com
The three chefs will prepare a fabulous 6-course dinner with exquisite beers. Soon, it will be disclosed in detail.
Feestzalen 'De Majeur' is located west of Brussels in the Payottenland, a stone's throw off the N8 from Brussels to Ninove road, in Roosdaal (Pamel). This restored brewery is surrounded by a beautiful garden. Inside, there are three beautiful banquet rooms with a capacity of 10 to 90 people.
'De Majeur', is run by Evy Vandenberghe. She graduated as a cook from the Hotel Ter Dunes in Koksijde. She gained experience in restaurants such as Juana in Nice, France, The Grand-Bigard in Bigard, the Pastoral Reet, 't Molentje in Zeebrugge, Tom Thumb in Aalter, 't Krekelhof in Gooik, and The Elephant in Halle. Together with her partner and building contractor, David Ore Note, they bought and renovated the dilapidated building at Rijstraat 16, Roosdaal-Pamel. This building was once a brewery, belonging to Frans Tondeurs (born 1838.) He was the mayor of Pamel from 1879 to 1907. “De Majeur” has all the amenities of home. Evy sets the background, with all the trimmings available, for The Great Belgian Beer Dinner 2012. The rooms are stylishly decorated. The beautiful romantic candlelit baths will set tables while guests are pampered with the finest cuisine.
Address: Rijstraat 16, 1760 Roosdaal, tel 0474 92 56 56 See: www.demajeur.be
The number of spaces for The Great Belgian Beer Dinner 2012 is limited. Quick Registration is the key. The price for the 6-course menu (including custom drinks) is 80 euro per person. Upon reservation, 80 EUR per person is payable. The payment of this sum constitutes final reservation. Cancellations can only be made in writing (letter, fax or mail). Up until three weeks before the event, the entire sum paid will be refunded, minus 10 € administrative costs. Until two weeks before the event, half the sum paid will be refunded, minus 10 € administrative costs. Thereafter, no refunds will be given.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
cardigan: non branded,
bag: marc by marc jacobs,
Don't you just love weekends? Sunny day by the river, family lunch at my aunt's house, lots of laugh, happy faces and good food of course! ;) Perfect for me!
I was wearing one of my favorite ripped jeans, great for spring/summer , mixed with striped shirt and floral scarf. Relaxed outfit for a day like this!
Thank you for your lovely comments in previous post, i am glad that you liked the outfit! You also asked me about my lipstick, so check this old post Here to see the color! ;)
p.s. if you want something to purchase on Sheinside website ( my military coat is from them) , you can use discount coupon code: Vanja20 at checkout to save 20% off, it is valid till April 30th!
Monday, March 19, 2012
coat: thanks to Sheinside,
If you are following me on Twitter, you probably saw my new shoes, which i bought in January on sale in Bershka, and now i can finally show you these silver ladies in some outfit. I paired them with dark blue coat, which i got thanks to Sheinside (you can check the model here) , and light almost bleached jeans also from Bershka. Sunglasses to achieve even more strict look, and pink lipstick to add some color. Ready in a snap! ;)
Hope you will like it!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
bracelets: stradivarius, accessorize, h&m,
sunglasses: Ray Ban
ph. Jovana ( Bonjour JR)
In one of my previous posts i asked you what type of sunglasses should i pick and here is my choice: Ray-ban for every season and occasion, you gotta love them! :)
Regarding my outfit , i was pretty much inspired with one of my favorite looks from Mira Duma and i needed to "steal" her combo and wear it once! It never happened to me before to recreate some outfit from head to toe, but i really like this one, so here it is ... :) Hope you will like it!
Enjoy in your weekend and see you on Monday, with new outfit post again!
p.s. and here are the results from the Romwe giveaway, thank you for participating! Congrats to a lucky winner with this email address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Two excellent Belgian beers-Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont
Friday, March 9, 2012
After years and years of searching a perfect clean white shirt, i finally found it! Five points goes to Mango! ;)
I also found a simple black blazer in Bershka, and now there are two crossed out things from my never-ending-shopping list ( i keep updating that list in my head all the time). Oops! :) Shorts and ballet flats are from Primark, necklace is Bijour Brigitte , and The watch you already recognize!
So today, its spring in my head, 18°C and im ready to take this outfit out!
Okay, you know that this is not true, but girls can have dreams! ;)
My cute combo will wait for some sunny and warm days to come!
p.s. don't forget to participate in Romwe giveaway! ;)
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Thanks to a lovely people from Romwe.com , we are having a great Giveaway here (worldwide open) to celebrate a White day ( Japanese Valentine's day)! :)
You can win a gift voucher in worth of 80$ + one of their accessories! Just follow those simple rules!
2. leave your name and email in this post, with the same email address you used to register on the Romwe website.
And that's it!
This Giveaway runs till next Wednesday , the 14th of March and soon after that i will announce the winner, which will be chosen with Random.org .
Sunčana sreda i novi Giveaway! :)
Zahvaljujući Romwe.com, imate priliku da osvojite vaučer u vrednosti od 80$ koji možete potrošiti upravo na njihovom sajtu + jedan komad nakita!
2. ostavite ime i email adresu u ovom postu ( email adresa mora biti ista ona koju ste koristili za samo registrovanje) .
Igramo se do sledeće srede, 14.03. nakon čega će jedan pobednik biti izabran uz pomoć Random.org.sajta.
Monday, March 5, 2012
t-shirt: new yorker,
bag: non branded,
watch: michael kors,
ph. Jovana ( BonjourJR)
Weekend behind us was reserved for daydreaming ... Sun, river and great friends, lots of laugh, i couldn't ask for more!
I was wearing my old cardigan which i bought when i was in high school, if you believe me! Long, long time ago. ;) Paired with camel and burgundy, i found it perfect for relaxing day like this ...
How was your weekend?
Thursday, March 1, 2012
skirt: thanks to Jovana Markovic,
turtle neck: non branded,
cardigan: non branded,
In one of the "new in ... " posts I showed you a sneak peek of the gift i received, and today im showing you finally how it looks like! Gorgeous silk skirt with golden spikes has a special place in my wardrobe, right next to the black studded coat, from the same designer. Two unique pieces, isnt that great? :)
Another great thing about this skirt is that it can be worn on tights, but also on a bare legs! This time i paired it with Stradivarius ankle boots, big chunky cardigan ( you could see the gray one in this post) ,leopard scarf and leather gloves.
Hope you will like it!