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Gourmet Brussels in seven steps

Throughout 2012, Brussels is celebrating a veritable year of gastronomy with culinary and cultural events pervading all corners of the city. So, if you're planning a visit to the Belgian capital, check out our suggestions to make sure you get the most out of your trip.

Tip 1: Plan your route. Pop into the Office of Tourism and pick up a map (.50€ - about 30p) outlining one of the gastronomy trails organised by the city. There are three separate routes: Sweet Tooths, Gourmet, or Typical foods.



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Tip 2: Take in the Tram Experience. The tram is an integral part of daily life in Brussels and as part of the Brusselicious celebrations, visitors can discover the city aboard a special restaurant tram.



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Tip 3: Try a themed menu. A different theme has been chose for each month. The themes range from Victor Hugo, dinosaurs, comics, slow food... and all have close links that tie them to the city.



Tip 4: Check out the sights. Admire the supersized monumental artworks, sculptures and statues designed by European artists and dedicated to gastronomy on display in streets and squares all around the city.



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Tip 5: Get off on the right foot. Many Brussels hotels are offering special Brusselicious Breakfasts focusing on typical local products.



Tip 6: Attend an event. Throughout the year, numerous culinary events will be celebrated across the city: Chocolate Week, PiQniQ in the Park, Savouring Brussels, Brussels Wine Week, Belgian Beer Festival, Dinner in the Sky and many more.



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Tip 7: Be creative. There are worshops planned, too, for individuals and groups to learn about food and beer pairing, chocolate making, etc.



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