Director of Marketing Communications
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre
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Gate Village, DIFC
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The Belgian Grand Café Hosts Special Weekly Series Celebrating the Grand Style and Elegance Of 1920s Brussels
Dubai, UAE, September 2017: Café Belge at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, unveils an exciting series of weekly experiences celebrating classic Belgian cuisine in true Belgian spirit. Inviting guests to embark on an exciting culinary journey, the new lineup of nightly events and specials offers quintessential gastronomic experiences and ingredients with a contemporary twist.
With its design and gourmet roots proudly set in the golden era of 1920s Brussels, this exciting series promises a joyous celebration of Belgian dining culture through a week of indulgence. The week at Café Belge features a stream of classic Belgian cuisine and introduces fun new twists, including exquisite pairings of Moules, Oysters and Bubbles; a dedicated Ladies’ night; a combination of traditional and contemporary live music featuring classics synonymous with the vintage glamor of the time; a fabulous family-friendly brunch; and a wholesome business lunch in the open-air dining on the terrace.
Starting on Sundays, guests can indulge in the epiphany of Moules & Beer pairings set against the backdrop of live music by sax and piano duo Desert Jazz, setting the scene of the golden era of 1920s Brussels. Mondays’ offering includes Oysters & Bubbles starting at AED 95 only, while every Tuesday from 8pm onwards, ladies can enjoy free-flowing beverages with bites by the bar on special savings, while DJ Rick brings back the 80’s vibes. On Wednesdays, guests are invited to delve into a 3-hour beverage package, accompanied with live music by the legendary 6-piece band The Swing Revue, starting from AED 250 only. For the perfect end to the working week, groove to the distinctive sounds and coolness of a special 4-piece band, with Jazz, Swing, Blues and Pop Classics by Blondie and the Boys.
Launching on October 6th, Café Belge’s Grand Brunch on Fridays also returns with a touch of vintage glamour, featuring classic Belgian cuisine and upbeat entertainment for a memorable experience for the whole family. Guests can choose from a selection of 17 different stations, including an Oyster Bar, Foie Gras Station, Moules Station, Outdoor Barbecue Station, Dim Sum Station, Turkish Stand, as well as a Bloody Mary Cart, and Gin and Tonic trolley. The little ones can also enjoy a variety of cuisine specifically designed with them in mind, in a dedicated kid’s room with an array of exciting activities for a truly entertaining afternoon.
Café Belge guests can also indulge in signature oyster dishes and platters paired in an extended Happy Hour evening, every day of the week excluding Thursdays, with house beverages. Guests can experience Oyster Hour, with oysters available for AED 10 per piece to accompany the perfect evening tipple. Also on offer on weekdays from 12pm to 2.30pm, is the Café Belge Business Lunch set on the outdoor terrace. Starting at just AED 95 with coffee and tea served with compliments, the special menu also includes a ‘plat du jour’.
David Vindis, General Manager at Café Belge said, “Promising world-renowned Belgian cuisine and European charm, this new and exciting line up of weekly specials is a true testament to the famous Belgian culture that Café Belge embodies. Showcasing the restaurant’s gourmet roots and vintage glamor, this specially curated gastronomic experience complemented by live performances and entertainment reminiscent of the golden era brings the true spirit of 1920s Brussels to Dubai’s dining scene.”
Café Belge is a Grand Café located at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre. A vibrant restaurant and bar with its design and gourmet roots proudly set in the golden era of 1920s Brussels; Café Belge opened its doors in 2014 as the first Grand Café of its kind in Dubai and the region.
A WEEK AT CAFÉ BELGE:
q Moules & Beer
Time: 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Price: AED 95 per person for Half Pot paired with a half pint; AED 180 per person for Full Pot paired with a full pint.
Oysters & Bubbles
Time: 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Price: AED 90 for 3 oysters and glass of prosecco; AED 175 for 3 oysters and glass of champagne; AED 395 for 12 oysters and bottle of prosecco; AED 795 for 12 oysters of bottle of champagne
Time: 8:00pm to 12:00am
Price: Free flowing House Wine, House Bubbly and House Cocktail with 50% off on bar bites.
Swing, By Cafe Belge
Time: 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Price: AED250 for house beverages
8 ‘Till Late
Time: 8:00pm to 11.30
Starting: 6th October 2017
Time: 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Price: AED 295 including soft beverages; AED 495 including house beverages and prosecco; AED 595 including house beverages and champagne
DAILY (EXCEPT THURSDAY)
Happy Hour vs. Oyster Hour
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Price: AED 25 Selected White, Rose & Red Wine; AED 35 Stella Artois; AED 25 Johnnie Walker Red, Stolichnaya, Metusalem, Tanqueray; Oysters – Fine de Claire AED 10 (per oyster)
Time: 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Price: AED 95 per person for 2-course; AED 110 per person for 3-course