Renaissance Banquet, exhibition at Coudenberg Palace, from 19 mayto28 august 2016, as part of Carolus V Festival:
The Renaissance banquet was a display of power, a political statement. It was a showpiece, a parade; one dined, of course, but it was not just that. During the Renaissance, the art of dining took a new turn and spectacular preparations are reflected in sumptuous feasts to rival the surroundings and impress the guests. This exhibition is located in the heart of the archaeological remains of the Coudenberg Palace, in the kitchen of the Aula Magna, the ceremonial great hall of the palace. Visitors are also invited to discover the customs, etiquette and culinary practices of the Court in the museum rooms in Hoogstraeten House.
Family day and Gastronomy at Coudenberg Palace on Sunday5th June 2016:
Always as part of the Carolus V Festival, a day filled with surprises for children and adults awaits you at Coudenberg Palace, which used to be home to Charles V. On the agenda: guided tours of the exhibition “A Renaissance Banquet”, historical gastronomy, beer and cooking workshop, dancing and games. Travel back in time with the whole family or with friends and relive the grand Renaissance era. A “gourmet” editionof the Family day.