The Brussels Welsh Society's annual St David's Day dinner will this year be held on Saturday March 1st, at Le Syrtaki Greek restaurant at Rue St Boniface, 22, Ixelles - in the shadow of St Boniface church in the Matonge area. The restaurant has a second entrance on the adjacent Rue Ernest Solvay, and (paid) parking is available on Rue St Boniface, opposite the bar l'Ultime Atom.
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Manolis and family are offering a fixed price menu for €35 which includes: aperitif - meze - gigot d'agneau - dessert - coffee - wine. The gigot is the house lamb speciality but there are other choices available (steak, fish, vegetarian, other traditional Greek dishes etc) - please contact Gareth (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details if interested. Desserts will be chosen on the night, and a 1/4l carafe of house wine (red, white, rose, retsina) included. Wine can be ordered a la carte if you prefer, maybe at a discounted rate (tbc).
We will have a guest speaker for the evening, Dr Seán O Riain an Irish diplomat who has worked in six different countries and who speaks eight languages including Welsh. At present working on secondment as an Irish translator at the European Commission he is a passionate advocate of multilingualism, the survival of Irish and is an Esperanto enthusiast - he sees Esperanto helping language learning in general. See his website www.seanoriain.eu. Seán is also a champion toastmaster.
The restaurant is well-established - over 35 years - and lively at weekends so we can look forward to a fusion of traditional Welsh and Greek music and entertainment during the evening. Don't miss this one! Please confirm your attendance and number of guests to both Rhodri and Gareth as soon as possible and in any case by Friday 23rd Feb at the latest.