Belgium, Bernaise, Bidwell, Belga!
Last night we went to the final installment of the Crafted Dinner Series from Munchies (VICE's food channel) and Leffe, at Chef Bart Vandaele's Capitol Hill restaurant Belga Café. We snapped him surrounded by Hälsa's Emily Gaines, and by Bidwell's Chef John Mooney, PBS's Alex Duckles and Leffe's Giuseppe Desilvio.
The exclusive dinner party paired Belgian brew Leffe with Lobster a la Vanilla, Duck a la Thanksgiving, and a Belgian bitter chocolate flan. Here, gov's Mel Burgos, Nike's Mona Lavinia, inmybowl.com's Alexandra Dawson and Andrew Dawson, and gokateshoot.com's Kate Warren.
The dinner series united Belgium and DC first at Bidwell, then Bernaise, and finally at Belga Cafe. Here, preevu.tv's Lamine Ndor, singer-songwriter Allison Carney, and Native Vintage's Opare Densua.
Food bloggers and photographers shared the Belgian celebration with DC's foodie scene. Here, One Point Two Photo's Sebastian Marin and Tim Grant, AU's Elizabeth Defreest, Inova Health's Salma Makry, and Ayoba-Yo's Wian Van Blommestein.
Alfredo Flores & Liz Ovits contributed to this issue.