The foodfestival Antwerpen Proeft in 2018 take place from Thursday 10 may (Ascension day) until Sunday 13 may (Mother’s day), outdoor and indoor at the Waagnatie. “I want Flanders to gastronomy international firmer on the menu,” said minister Ben Weyts Monday during the press conference. “Nowhere is the gap between top chefs and the rest of the culinary landscape is so small. Antwerpen Proeft is a good example of this and demonstrates that each rung of the culinary ladder is essential.”
In its 12th annual edition takes Antwerp Tastes from 40 restaurants and culinary specialty shops for thumbs and fingers-licking good, and with a lot of new famous faces. Pascale Naessens is the first Taste. The bestselling author brings homemade dishes in limited edition for the visitors, along with her ballpoint pen (to sign books). Sofie Dumont comes along, the tv chef is going live on stage, juggling with superfoods. Carl Huybrechts shows his culinary side. His new passion is called El Flamenco de Donaña, olive oil and meat products from south-west Andalusia.