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Belgian Brasserie 2017 | May 11 2017 | Hotel Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile | Thank you to our sponsors and supporters | Thank you to all who joined us | See you next year!
February 11, 2017: 7th Annual Fritkot / La Baraque a Frites @ Chicago French Market | Thank you. Dank U. Merci. Danke for all 120+ who attended. The Fritkot told us...we "cleaned up" their stock of freshly peeled potatoes that day!
July 21, 2016. Belgium National Day Celebration = Rooftop Garden of the Residence in Wicker Park
March 15, 2016 == == Belgian Night, Tourism in Belgium == Presentation in English, Alliance Française of Chicago
March 24, 2016 | 12th Annual Belgian Brasserie Dinner | Hotel Sofitel Chicago, 20 East Chestnut | US$ 80.00 pp inclusive of tax and service charges | pre-payment - Please write cheques to: Honorary Consulate of Belgium and mail to: 1713 West Beach Avenue Chicago, IL 60622-2109
6th Annual Belgian FritKot | La Baraque a Frites | Thank you to the 96 guests who joined us that day
Saturday January 30, 2016 11:30am to 2:00pm | Chicago French Market - 161 N. Clinton inside METRA station
Freshly cut and twice cooked potatoes, 15+ dipping sauce alongside mayonnaise, selection of chilled Belgian beers
No fee to attend. Families, couples, solos...all welcome to share this simple and tasty winter lunch
or via

10th Annual “Belgian Brasserie” Raffle Dinner ===

March 2005 - March 2015 = 10 years of Honorary Consulate in Chicago + 1915 - 2015 = 100 years of the Belgian American Club of Chicago

Monday March 10, 2015 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm | Hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower | Café Belgica Room | Belgian Cuisine Bourgeoise, 1 welcome glass of Belgian beer or red/white wine, cash bar, inclusive of tips and tax: donation: US$ 80.00 pp | 20 East Chestnut, Chicago, IL | Parking options: Valet, public, paybox street.
RSVP with by Wednesday March 25, 2015. Payment: cheques mailed to: 1713 West Beach Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622-2109 or via eventbrite.

Guest of honor: His Excellency Ambassador Johan Verbeke in his first visit to Illinois.

Raffle prizes from: Hotel Sofitel, The Hopleaf, Taylor Reese Salon, Piron Chocolatier Evanston, Museum of Contemporary Art, Maproom, Le Pain Quotidien, Neuhaus Chocolatier, The Gazette van Detroit and much more…. 1 ticket: US$ 5.00 5 tickets: US$ 20.00

Annual Belgian Picnic Saturday August 23, 2014 - Organized by the Belgian American Club of Chicago - Everyone is welcome to attend - details @

10th annual "Belgian Brasserie Dinner & Raffle"

Friday February 28, 2014 - Theme: Carnaval in Belgium” -
Hotel Hilton Suites Magnificent Mile - 198 East Delaware - Chicago

February 28, 2014: 4th Annual Belgian Fritkot-La Barraque a Frites @ The Chicago French Market - METRA Ogilvie Center - 11:30am to 2:00pm

January 11, 2014: 4th Annual Belgian Fritkot-La Barraque a Frites

@ The Chicago French Market - METRA Ogilvie Center - 11:30am to 2:00pm

King's Day - La Fete du Roi - Koningsdag - Thursday November 14, 2013 - Mars Gallery - 1139 West Fulton Market - Chicago - 6:00pm to 8:00pm featuring the scultures of Belgian artist Hilde DeBruyne and for the first time the Belgian style beer brewed by Ale Syndicate of Chicago / RSVP before November 11, 2013

Annual Belgian Picnic

Saturday August 17, 2013 - Organized by the Belgian American Club of Chicago - details @

Saturday July 20, 2013: 6:00pm to 8:00pm: Belgian National Day celebration in Chicago

Roof Top Garden Party. BYOB: Bring you favourite Belgian Beverage along for our open air bar. Thank yo to David Reithoffer for playing the National Anthems of Belgium. We did experience a “Belgian style” rain closing the event at 9:30pm

Monday May 6, 2013 | European Drinks Festival

in collaboration with **EuroChicago** |Hotel Sofitel Chicago | Sample Belgian beverages among other drinks (beers, juices, spirits, wines, mineral waters) from 22+ countries / 182 visitors under one roof. Like EuroChicago on Facebook

Tuesday March 6, 2013

"Game Dinner in The Ardennes" @ Leopold Restaurant in Chicago / March 6, 2013

9th Belgian Brasserie Annual Raffle Dinner

Wednesday February 6, 2013 @ The Hopleaf at 7:00pm
Unique Belgian Cuisine menu created by Chef Ben. 4 courses menu (including vegetarian options) + 1 welcome glass of DeKoninck Belgian beer. Cash bar. Great raffle prizes: 2 nights at Hotel Sofitel Chicago. Fisher Nuts. 1 night at Hotel Radisson Blu Aqua. Chanel cosmetics. Chocolats Piron. Lindemans Beer… RSVP with Camille: US$ 70.00pp in advance by cheque to mail to Consulate of Belgium. US$ 80.00 at the door on the day of the event. Raffle Tickets: 1 ticket for US$5.00, 3 tickets for US$10.00, 7 tickets for US$20.00

====Fritkot/La Barraque a Fri
Saturday January 19, 2013 11:30am to 2:00pm @ The French Market (METRA) Our Group included: Belgians and Friends of Belgium from: Argentina, Bulgaria, France, Poland, The Netherlands….

King's Day - Koningsdag - La Fete du Roi

Thursday November 15, 2012
Grand Auditorium of Alliance Francaise de Chicago
54 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Theme: Belgian Opera arias by Soprano Nathalie Colas and piano accompagnateur
Fisher Nuts snacks and Belgian beverages were served

Belgian Picnic

August 18 at 12:00pm | 1677 Willow Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093
Hosted by the Belgian American Club of Chicago for beer, brats, burgers and good times.
There was a fantastic raffle (including an evening with Belgian Beers and Snacks at the Honorary Consul residence)
and fun games for kids and adults.
For more info, visit the BACC's website

Belgian National Day Celebration

Saturday July 21, 2012 on the rooftop terrace garden of the Honorary Consul residence.

European Drinks Festival

Monday May 14, 2012 at the Hotel Sofitel Water Tower Chicago
In cooperation with the European Union Consulates & Trade Commissions in Chicago. Hotel Sofitel Chicago.
Sample Wines, Beers, Spirits, Mineral Waters and Juices from:
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden.

Classical music evening "Violin and Flute Concert" Princess Elisabeth de Merode

Monday, April 9, 2012 at the Auditorium of the Alliance Francaise de Chicago
54 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago

Frietkot - Baraque à Frites

Saturday January 14, 2012 at the The French Market

Belgian Brasserie

Monday February 6, 2012 at Leopold Restaurant, Chicago

EU Drink Festival

Monday May 9, 2011 at Sofitel Chicago

Belgian Brasserie

Thursday February 3, 2011 at Sofitel Chicago

Frietkot - Baraque à Frites

Saturday January 22, 2011 at the The French Market

Belgian Beer Night

Wednesday January 19, 2011 at the Map Room

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