Social Events & Visits


Conference Dinner

We cordially invite you for the Conference Dinner on Thursday evening 3 May. This will be organised in the beautiful Marble Hall of the Antwerp Zoo. Guest speaker for this event is Professor Dr. Patrik Vankrunkelsven - Director of CEBAM, Belgium. The Chef offers you the delicious Ooievaarsgeklepper-menu (Clattering Stork Menu). An evening walk in the Antwerp Zoo is also included in this social event.

Particular dietary needs can be accommodated on request (e.g. gluten-free, vegetarian, ...)

The price for this nice event is 120 €/person


Aperitif With finger food and hors d'oeuvres 
Starter  Fried dogfish, served with cream of Jerusalem artichoke, parsnip, mushrooms
             and grilled spring onion
Main Course  Salmon fillet, served with asparagus, king crab dugléré sauce and buttered potatoes
Dessert  Cuberdon panna cotta with strawberries and limoncello gel
Drinks  Red wine, white wine, pils, cold drinks, juices, still & sparkling water 
Coffee and tea

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