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Wednesday 17/05 17:00 - 00:00
DJ Lieven Batjoens

DJ Lieven Batjoens

Music

For several years, his name has been a synonym in the music world for an unseen musical passion in his DJ sets.

The combination of making radio (Q-music, JOE fm, TOPradio, NRJ, ...) and nightlife turned out to be a perfect match.

He knows better than anyone else how to put on the right record at the right time.

Wednesday 17/05 17:00 - 00:00
Chase The Nomad

Chase The Nomad

Music
Wednesday 17/05 17:00 - 00:00
Dining bubble Book here!

Dining bubble

Cosy scenes in a glasshouse

Food

What could be more enjoyable than dining with friends or family in a unique concept?  
You can do this now at Gent Smaakt thanks to our dining bubbles. A custom glasshouse where you can escape from the city crowds but still enjoy the culinary experience of Gent Smaakt.   

Immerse yourself in the most delicious dishes from all corners of the world!  

Or still looking for a teambuilding activity?   
Our dining bubbles are also a great place to get to know your colleagues better, by spending an original evening with a bit to eat and a nice drink. 

Our conservatory has place for maximum 16 people. After the payment, you will receive at the end of April a mail with more information.    

Book your own conservatory here for €100 for 2 hours + a consumption credit of €250. 

Thursday 18/05 11:00 - 00:00
Dining bubble Book here!

Dining bubble

Cosy scenes in a glasshouse

Food

What could be more enjoyable than dining with friends or family in a unique concept?  
You can do this now at Gent Smaakt thanks to our dining bubbles. A custom glasshouse where you can escape from the city crowds but still enjoy the culinary experience of Gent Smaakt.   

Immerse yourself in the most delicious dishes from all corners of the world!  

Or still looking for a teambuilding activity?   
Our dining bubbles are also a great place to get to know your colleagues better, by spending an original evening with a bit to eat and a nice drink. 

Our conservatory has place for maximum 16 people. After the payment, you will receive at the end of April a mail with more information.    

Book your own conservatory here for €100 for 2 hours + a consumption credit of €250. 

Thursday 18/05 14:00 - 15:00
Spices, growing, cooking Subscribe here!

Spices, growing, cooking

Lannoo

Workshop

Herb Claus is an established name in the spice world. Chefs from far and wide come to get their herbs from the farm.

Christian and Lode Claus, 3rd and 4th generation herb growers, are happy to tell you all about the cultivation, care, harvesting and storage of 36 well-known and lesser-known kitchen herbs. They will share tips & tricks on how to combine these seasonings with other ingredients in a refined but accessible kitchen.

After receiving your registration, you can expect an email with practical info by the end of April.

Location: Under the Stadshal

Thursday 18/05 14:00 - 18:30
Kids' Entertainment

Kids' Entertainment

Ghent Smaakt accessible with kids? Absolutely!

Kids entertainment

For 4 days, the Goudenleeuwplein will be transformed into a family-friendly "Dragon Square" where we take into account the wishes and needs of little gourmets. A dragon of sous-chef euhm... sous-chef of Ghent's culinary Draakje (oops!) subjects young and not-so-young to various playful challenges. Cachalot, bubble bite or serving tray toss... You might just discover new gastronomic talents.  

Moreover, sitting still at the table becomes a lot easier with Dragon's riddles and games. And if you want to exchange this sitting down for a more dynamic activity, you can search for Dragon's favourite dish and maybe even win a prize!  

Young mums can also find their own corner for breastfeeding.

Thursday 18/05 16:00 - 17:00
Spirits tasting and blending Subscribe here!

Spirits tasting and blending

Dada Chapel

Workshop

Come to Dada Chapel, a hidden gem in the centre of Ghent, and discover the wonderful world of distilling and how we make Dada spirits. 
After a visit to the distillery, we taste from different barrels and put together a blend. 
Taste with us from American and French oak barrels of different ages. Your Dada? 

After receiving your registration, you can expect an email with practical info by the end of April.

Location: Daca Chapel

Thursday 18/05 16:00 - 17:00
Plantbased cocktails Subscribe here!

Plantbased cocktails

Papillon

Workshop

In this workshop, you will learn how to make honest vegetable cocktails and get an introduction to seasonal ingredients. Under Papillon's guidance, you will experiment with flavours and techniques to make different cocktails.

After receiving your registration, you can expect an e-mail with practical info at the end of April. 

Location: Under the Stadshal

Thursday 18/05 19:00 - 00:00
DJ Markee

DJ Markee

Music

Marc is a musical all-rounder who finds a trigger in every genre to put his audience in the right mood.

Under the name MarMys, you can find his own musical creations on all musical platforms.

Thursday 18/05 19:00 - 00:00
DJ Houwen

DJ Houwen

Music
Friday 19/05 11:45 - 16:00
Kids' restaurant Subscribe here!

Kids' restaurant

Workshop

After the great success of last year, we are organising a Kids' Restaurant again!
Do you have a little chef in your house and does your child dream of cooking for family and friends or serving food just like in an authentic restaurant? Then this is possible during Gent Smaakt, a culinary family event in the heart of Ghent. Everyone between 9 and 14 can register and indicate which task their child would most like to do that day (kitchen/ bar & service).   

Then invite family and friends to come and eat at the Kids' Restaurant that day.   

We have a maximum capacity for 30 children and 100 guests daily (max. 6 people per child).  Children pay €2 for this workshop. Their guests pay €30 per adult and €20 for children up to 9 years old. 

At the restaurant, we will serve a 3-course menu with matching drinks (Mocktail, choice of 2 starters, choice of 2 main courses (meat - plant-based), dessert, water at the table). The children's jury is currently deliberating on the recipes of the participating chefs. 

Timing participating children: 11h45-16h00  
Timing family & guests: reception at 2 pm - end at 4 pm   

Registration is possible until April 30th. After receiving your registration, you can expect an e-mail with practical info at the end of April and will be able to submit your menu choice.  

Location: under the City Hall    

The Kids’ Restaurant is a concept of Gent Smaakt in cooperation with Hotelschool Gent and is possible thanks to the help of Quorn and Vanier.

Friday 19/05 12:00 - 00:00
Dining bubble Book here!

Dining bubble

Cosy scenes in a glasshouse

Food

What could be more enjoyable than dining with friends or family in a unique concept?  
You can do this now at Gent Smaakt thanks to our dining bubbles. A custom glasshouse where you can escape from the city crowds but still enjoy the culinary experience of Gent Smaakt.   

Immerse yourself in the most delicious dishes from all corners of the world!  

Or still looking for a teambuilding activity?   
Our dining bubbles are also a great place to get to know your colleagues better, by spending an original evening with a bit to eat and a nice drink. 

Our conservatory has place for maximum 16 people. After the payment, you will receive at the end of April a mail with more information.    

Book your own conservatory here for €100 for 2 hours + a consumption credit of €250. 

Friday 19/05 14:00 - 18:00
Kids' Entertainment

Kids' Entertainment

Ghent Smaakt accessible with kids? Absolutely!

Kids entertainment

For 4 days, the Goudenleeuwplein will be transformed into a family-friendly "Dragon Square" where we take into account the wishes and needs of little gourmets. A dragon of sous-chef euhm... sous-chef of Ghent's culinary Draakje (oops!) subjects young and not-so-young to various playful challenges. Cachalot, bubble bite or serving tray toss... You might just discover new gastronomic talents.  

Moreover, sitting still at the table becomes a lot easier with Dragon's riddles and games. And if you want to exchange this sitting down for a more dynamic activity, you can search for Dragon's favourite dish and maybe even win a prize!  

Young mums can also find their own corner for breastfeeding.

Friday 19/05 14:00 - 15:00
Cacao & chocolate Subscribe here!

Cacao & chocolate

Holy Cow Chocolate

Workshop

This workshop is all about making chocolate in BELGIUM with fine flavour cocao from small-scale farms, fermented and dried at our facilities in India.

Curious about what a sustainable cocoa chain from farmer to chocolate looks like?  Ellen from HOLY COW will introduce you to "speciality" cocoa from INDIA. This will include plenty of tastings and you can pour your own bar of chocolate.

Programme: 

  • Ellen and Luca's unique cocoa adventure  
  • Quick overview of the whole production process from cocoa bean to chocolate 
  • What is the best way to taste chocolate? Because just like wine, chocolate is a terroir product 
  • How 'fair' and qualitative is my chocolate?

After receiving your registration, you can expect an email with practical info by the end of April.

Location: Publika

Friday 19/05 16:00 - 17:00
Growing and using micro-vegetables Subscribe here!

Growing and using micro-vegetables

PachaGreens

Workshop

You can grow fresh, nutritious vegetables yourself! And this in a very small area with few resources and previous experience. Vegetables that are full of flavour and nutrients and can brighten up a dish. Tom from PachaGreens is coming to teach you the tricks of growing micro-vegetables. Since 2016, as a pioneer in Belgium, he has been working to get microgreens into the living room as a full-fledged ingredient. A micro vegetable is a young variation of a plant that contains an abundance of nutrients. They are very sustainable, quick to grow and easy to use. 

Wondering how growing microgreens works? 
After receiving your registration, you can expect an e-mail with practical info at the end of April.

Location: Publika

Friday 19/05 16:00 - 18:30
Gent Smaakt Tour with a guide from Ghent

Gent Smaakt Tour with a guide from Ghent

Workshop
Friday 19/05 16:00 - 17:00
Spirits tasting and blending Subscribe here!

Spirits tasting and blending

Dada Chapel

Workshop

Come to Dada Chapel, a hidden gem in the centre of Ghent, and discover the wonderful world of distilling and how we make Dada spirits. 
After a visit to the distillery, we taste from different barrels and put together a blend. 
Taste with us from American and French oak barrels of different ages. Your Dada? 

After receiving your registration, you can expect an email with practical info by the end of April.

Location: Dada Chapel

Friday 19/05 17:30 - 18:30
Wine-tasting Vinoscoop Subscribe here!

Wine-tasting Vinoscoop

Thaya, the pearl of Moravia. Tasting of Czech wines

Workshop

Our wine partner Vinoscoop takes you into perhaps unknown territory. 

Giovanni, one of the five partners in Vinoscoop married Pavlina, a photographer of Czech origin, last year. After several holidays together in Pavlina's homeland and several visits to various wine regions, they felt it was time to embark on a new (wine country) adventure with Vinoscope. 

Dozens of tasting bottles later, they were convinced: Thaya would become their Czech wine partner. In southern Moravia, the young, talented Jakub Smrcka makes refined, elegant wines with a fat wink towards the neighbour Austria. We are happy to present a wide selection of wines from this unprecedented region at our tasting. 

After receiving your registration, you can expect an email with practical info by the end of April.

Location: Publika

Friday 19/05 19:00 - 00:00
DJ Stewie

DJ Stewie

Music

Born in Ghent in the seventies, DJ Stewie grew up on an eclectic diet of pop, rock and disco, and therefore hard to pin down musically.

As a buyer and salesman @Music Man (the legendary Ghent record shop) for several years, he could not have wished for a better music and deejay school. 

Although he was open-minded towards all types of popular music, quality was always a priority. With a combination of solid DJ skills and a delightful choice of tracks, a wonderful party is always presented. 

The smooth combination of disco, 80ies, 90ies, groove, soul, funk, house, r'n'b works remarkably well on any occasion, giving him the unique edge that defines him as a deejay.


Friday 19/05 19:00 - 00:00
Shizzle le Sauvage

Shizzle le Sauvage

Music
Saturday 20/05 11:45 - 16:00
Kids' restaurant Subscribe here!

Kids' restaurant

Workshop

After the great success of last year, we are organising a Kids' Restaurant again!   

Do you have a little chef in your house and does your child dream of cooking for family and friends or serving food just like in an authentic restaurant? Then this is possible during Gent Smaakt, a culinary family event in the heart of Ghent. Everyone between 9 and 14 can register and indicate which task their child would most like to do that day (kitchen/ bar & service).   

Then invite family and friends to come and eat at the Kids' Restaurant that day.   

We have a maximum capacity for 30 children and 100 guests daily (max. 6 people per child).  Children pay €2 for this workshop. Their guests pay €30 per adult and €20 for children up to 9 years old. 

At the restaurant, we will serve a 3-course menu with matching drinks (Mocktail, choice of 2 starters, choice of 2 main courses (meat - plant-based), dessert, water at the table). The children's jury is currently deliberating on the recipes of the participating chefs. 

Timing participating children: 11h45-16h00  
Timing family & guests: reception at 2 pm - end at 4 pm   

Registration is possible until April 30th. After receiving your registration, you can expect an e-mail with practical info at the end of April and will be able to submit your menu choice.  

Location: under the City Hall    

The Kids’ Restaurant is a concept of Gent Smaakt in cooperation with Hotelschool Gent and is possible thanks to the help of Quorn and Vanier.

Saturday 20/05 12:00 - 00:00
Dining bubble Book here!

Dining bubble

Cosy scenes in a glasshouse

Food

What could be more enjoyable than dining with friends or family in a unique concept?  
You can do this now at Gent Smaakt thanks to our dining bubbles. A custom glasshouse where you can escape from the city crowds but still enjoy the culinary experience of Gent Smaakt.   

Immerse yourself in the most delicious dishes from all corners of the world!  

Or still looking for a teambuilding activity?   
Our dining bubbles are also a great place to get to know your colleagues better, by spending an original evening with a bit to eat and a nice drink. 

Our conservatory has place for maximum 16 people. After the payment, you will receive at the end of April a mail with more information.    

Book your own conservatory here for €100 for 2 hours + a consumption credit of €250. 

Saturday 20/05 14:00 - 15:00
Start to Kombucha Subscribe here!

Start to Kombucha

Buikgeluk

Workshop

In this workshop, we take you into the wonderful world of kombucha. We will teach you what it is, how to make it and of course you will get a kombucha starter and a scoby (Symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast)

 Please bring a closable glass jar of 500 ml, so you can take everything home. 

After receiving your registration, you can expect an email with practical info by the end of April.

Location: Publika

Saturday 20/05 14:00 - 18:30
Kids' Entertainment

Kids' Entertainment

Ghent Smaakt accessible with kids? Absolutely!

Kids entertainment

For 4 days, the Goudenleeuwplein will be transformed into a family-friendly "Dragon Square" where we take into account the wishes and needs of little gourmets. A dragon of sous-chef euhm... sous-chef of Ghent's culinary Draakje (oops!) subjects young and not-so-young to various playful challenges. Cachalot, bubble bite or serving tray toss... You might just discover new gastronomic talents.  

Moreover, sitting still at the table becomes a lot easier with Dragon's riddles and games. And if you want to exchange this sitting down for a more dynamic activity, you can search for Dragon's favourite dish and maybe even win a prize!  

Young mums can also find their own corner for breastfeeding.

Saturday 20/05 15:30 - 16:30
Fermenting with vegetables and herbs Subscribe here!

Fermenting with vegetables and herbs

Buikgeluk

Workshop

Always wanted to learn how to ferment? That is exactly what we will do together in this workshop! 

We will explain all the basics and then you will get to work yourself. Bring a sealable 500 ml jar for this, so you can take your fizzy pot of greens home too.

After receiving your registration, you can expect an email with practical info by the end of April.

Location: Publika

Saturday 20/05 16:00 - 18:30
Gent Smaakt Tour with a guide from Ghent

Gent Smaakt Tour with a guide from Ghent

Workshop
Saturday 20/05 19:00 - 00:00
DJ Lieven Batjoens

DJ Lieven Batjoens

Music

For several years, his name has been a synonym in the music world for an unseen musical passion in his DJ sets.

The combination of making radio (Q-music, JOE fm, TOPradio, NRJ, ...) and nightlife turned out to be a perfect match.

He knows better than anyone else how to put on the right record at the right time.

Saturday 20/05 19:00 - 00:00
Funky Fish

Funky Fish

Music
Sunday 21/05 11:00 - 21:00
Dining bubble Book here!

Dining bubble

Cosy scenes in a glasshouse

Food

What could be more enjoyable than dining with friends or family in a unique concept?  
You can do this now at Gent Smaakt thanks to our dining bubbles. A custom glasshouse where you can escape from the city crowds but still enjoy the culinary experience of Gent Smaakt.   

Immerse yourself in the most delicious dishes from all corners of the world!  

Or still looking for a teambuilding activity?   
Our dining bubbles are also a great place to get to know your colleagues better, by spending an original evening with a bit to eat and a nice drink. 

Our conservatory has place for maximum 16 people. After the payment, you will receive at the end of April a mail with more information.    

Book your own conservatory here for €100 for 2 hours + a consumption credit of €250. 

Sunday 21/05 12:00 - 16:30
Kids' Entertainment

Kids' Entertainment

Ghent Smaakt accessible with kids? Absolutely!

Kids entertainment

For 4 days, the Goudenleeuwplein will be transformed into a family-friendly "Dragon Square" where we take into account the wishes and needs of little gourmets. A dragon of sous-chef euhm... sous-chef of Ghent's culinary Draakje (oops!) subjects young and not-so-young to various playful challenges. Cachalot, bubble bite or serving tray toss... You might just discover new gastronomic talents.  

Moreover, sitting still at the table becomes a lot easier with Dragon's riddles and games. And if you want to exchange this sitting down for a more dynamic activity, you can search for Dragon's favourite dish and maybe even win a prize!  

Young mums can also find their own corner for breastfeeding.

Sunday 21/05 14:00 - 15:00
Looking curiously at food, tasting it with all the senses, taking initiative,... SUBSCRIBE HERE!

Looking curiously at food, tasting it with all the senses, taking initiative,...

Workshop

Learning to choose a well-balanced nutrition is now a skill you can learn. Just like reading, writing, gymnastics or geography. And that is exactly where Babitha helps children, parents and schools during all ProefED workshops! 

During this workshop, we use all our senses while making... 

  • the basis of almost every Indian curry paste: GARAM MASALA 
  • a delicious TIKKA MASALA MARINADE to take home. 
  • you just get the recipes with you, so you can make it all over again by yourself. 
  • this workshop is for children, adults, children together with adults, grandparents, nieces and nephews... in short, for anyone interested in smells, colours, tastes and kitchen sounds!!!

Please bring goblets or jars for the spice mixture and marinade.

Location: under the Stadshal

Sunday 21/05 16:00 - 17:00
Cheese and beer tasting Subscribe here!

Cheese and beer tasting

Duvel Moortgat

Workshop

Why not explore exciting culinary paths? Choose cheese and beer! You will discover a world of flavours, bitter, sweet, fruity, spicy, with hints of chocolate or nut and floral aromas. Abbey beer, amber beer, blond beer, brown beer, fruit beer, white beer... Our country surprises with brews in almost every colour of the rainbow. Light or strong. You are bound to find a cheese that goes with the beer of your choice. We will help you on your way. Beer sommelier Brecht Terryn from the Duvel Moortgat brewery will guide you through the wonderful world of beer and cheese. Take part in this delicious tasting session and enjoy a tasting of 4 cheeses and their corresponding beers and also receive a fitting souvenir. 

After receiving your registration, you can expect an email with practical info by the end of April.

Location: under the Stadshal