Street food extravaganza set to tickle taste buds in Brussels from 11 to 14 May
The second edition of popular foodie event StrEat Fest takes over Shed 1 of Tour & Taxis in Brussels from 11 to 14 May for a four-day celebration of street food.
Serving up a multitude of delicious dishes, it promises to be one of the best tasting events of the year, as well as offering a diverse programme of fun entertainment.
Some 75 chefs will be presenting their versions of street food, including Filipino (the Philippines is this year’s guest country of honour), Italian, Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian), Mexican, Spanish, American, Africa/Asian fusion and Indian.
“Veteran chefs as well as starred chefs will offer their signature dishes but adapted into street food versions to give the festivalgoer unique experiences at affordable prices,” says Terry Vermandel, administrator of non-profit Tatou Production, which is organising the event in concert with visit.brussels. “Emerging chefs will also have the opportunity to make a name for themselves,” he added.
Chefs will be coming from all over Belgium, such as the ‘North Sea Chefs’ initiative that highlights dishes concocted with sustainable and local seafood products. Dessert chefs will also be joining the party and serving up their own sweet delights.
Festivalgoers can choose from more than 150 events, including cooking classes with the chefs but also with the Mmmussels team. There will also be discovery workshops on pairing cheeses, beers and chocolates, decorating cakes, preparing vegan sauces and gastronomy for children, to name just a few.
Chefs and Shakers is a popular competition that pits two-person teams made up of a chef and a mixologist. The winners are the crew that creates the best combination of cocktail and food; the finals will be staged all day Sunday.
The festival aims to keep visitors entertained not just with food but also with concerts/DJ sets, artistic performances, activities for children and a craft market with local producers.
And there’s more… Non-culinary workshops include an introduction to street art, board games, tie-dyeing, yoga, upcycling, embroidery, trainer restoration and skateboard, shoe and clothes customising.
Entry to the festival and access to all the activities is €12 presale and €14 onsite. Individual dishes are approximately €5. Onsite purchases are cashless.
Photos: StrEat Fest 2022