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Et Voila! Hosts Belgian Beer Festival Featuring Complimentary Beer Tastings, Beer Flights and More from June 15 – 19, 2011
DC’s authentic Belgian bistro brings on the brews and celebrates all things Belgian Beer at 1st annual Belgian Beer Festival
WASHINGTON, DC (May 19, 2011) – Long known as DC’s secret gem for Belgian Beer lovers, Et Voila’s is taking Belgian Beer to a whole new level. From June 15-19th 2011, Et Voila! Belgian Bistro will celebrate the rich, unique flavors of Belgian Beers with food, flights and tastings at the 1st Annual Belgian Beer Festival. In addition to Et Voila’s already expansive selection of Belgian Beers, the festival will feature dozens of unique beers rarely tasted in the USA.
The five day festival offers beer lovers as well as the Belgian beer newbie a multitude of ways to sip, taste, exlpore and enjoy Belgian beers.
Belgian Beer Happy Hour. From 5 to 7 p.m. each night during the festival, a unique selection of Belgian beers will be offered for $4 each, giving patrons a chance to try out new beers and enjoy a multitude of new brews. During the happy hour, Et Voila! will also offer complimentary tastings of unique Belgian beers. Tastings will be offered to happy hour patrons and the beers being tasted will change daily throughout the festival.
Daily Belgian Beer Flights for the indecisive drinker. For $15, customers can imbibe samplings of three different Belgian beers. This is the perfect opportunity for beer fans to discover and learn about small batch Belgian brews such as Straffe Hendrik Bruges Triple Ale, Grimbergen Blonde Ale and Kasteel Rouge.
One of the best ways to learn about new beers is over some excellent food! On Wednesday,
June 15th, Et Voila will host a special small batch Belgian Beer Dinner featuring five courses of Chef Claudio Pirollo’s mouthwatering cuisine accompanied by a host of unique Belgian beers rarely seen in the US. The meal will feature lesser known Belgian beers and a brewer will be on hand to discuss each pairing and answer questions. The meal will cost $65 per person and reservations may be made by calling Et Voila at 202.337.2300.
There’s Beer in my Food! Throughout the Belgian Beer Festival, Et Voila! will offer a special menu of foods prepared with beer. Sample dishes include Chef Claudio Pirollo’s, Flemish Beef Stew simmered in dark beer and served with Belgian frites ($19.95) will be served as well as the
Belgian Endive Salad prepared with Bleu and Chimay Cheese, Pecans and sliced Gala Apples ($8.95). Pastry Chef Mickeal Cornu’s Hoogarten ice cream is a sweet way to end the hoppy meal.
Et Voila! is a 40 seat, charismatic Belgian bistro located at 5120 MacArthur Blvd NW in Washington, DC’s Palisades neighborhood. Owned by Belgian Chef Claudio Pirollo and French Pastry Chef Mickael Cornu, Et Voila! presents authentic Belgian fare with French influence. Pirollo was named “Best Young Chef in Belgium” in 1994 and served as the personal chef to the Irish Ambassador for six years. Chef Pirollo’s partner, Chef Cornu, is an established pastry chef with an extensive background in catering customized cakes and desserts for the White House and pastry Research & Development at Federal Bakers. Et Voila! serves lunch, dinner and brunch. Additional information available online at www.etvoiladc.com or by calling 202.237.2300.