D.C.’s fourth annual Belgian Restaurant Week is upon us. Through Sunday, eight participating restaurants—B Too, Belga Cafe, Brasserie Beck, Et Voila!, Granville Moore’s, Locolat Cafe, Mussel Bar & Grille, and Le Pain Quotidien—will offer $20 prix fixe lunches and $35 dinners.
In addition, look out for hop-tail, waffle, mussel, and beer specials each day. Today, find half-priced mussels and beer deals at the participating restaurants. The week culminates in a mussel throw-down between local chefs and a blind beer tastings between local beer gurus on Saturday and specialty Belgian brunches on Sunday. Take a look at the full Belgian Restaurant Week schedule below.
Tuesday, July 16 – Stop into any participating eatery for half-priced mussels and beer specials.
Wednesday, July 17 – Each restaurant will offer a special selection of Belgian waffles prepared in a variety of sweet and savory styles.
Thursday, July 18 – Participating restaurants will offer Belgian bites, suds, and sips during happy hour.
Friday, July 19 – Participating restaurants will highlight “hop-tail” (part cocktail, part Belgian beer) concoctions.
Saturday, July 20 – From 12 to 3 p.m. at Eastern Market, chefs will compete in the annual Mussel Throw Down, while beer gurus face off in a blind-folded beer challenge. The event is open to the public with Belgian beer and mussel pots for $5 each. There will also be a raffle for attendees, and prizes include two return tickets from Brussels to D.C. (courtesy the Brussels tourism agency), dinner at Brasserie Beck’s chef table for eight, and a selection of rare Belgian beers from B Too.
Sunday, July 21 – Each restaurant will celebrate the 183rd Belgian National Day with specialty Belgian brunches. The celebration ends with Delirium Tremens Pink After-Parties at each participating restaurant.
Get more info and find menus and belgianrestaurantweekdc.com.
Photo of Brasserie Beck’s Mediterranean mussels by Darrow Montgomery