What does it mean to be ‘Belgian’? Do you immediately think about fries on Friday, the Tour de Belgique or the mixture of languages and dialects that are scattered over our small country? Belgium is filled with traditions and (somewhat weird) habits we Belgians recognize ourselves. What unite us – except our Red Devils?
Organizing a fun team building can be quite the challenge for your company. Because be honest, no one on your team likes boring activities like mini golf or awkward assignments in style of “let’s do the haka all together”. And going for a serious workshop “Becoming an efficient leader”, will not make you popular on the work floor. But what CAN you do to ensure a fun time? VIAGE makes it very easy with these four original team activities.
When you enter VIAGE, the shimmering and colorful slot machines are the first thing that will catch your eye. All those lights, colors, sounds and buttons make it difficult to look away. But how do you start playing these machines? And why should you play them in the first place? Learn all about it with our tips and tricks and learn how to play slots like a master!
Have you always been curious about this exiting dance we call Salsa? Don’t hesitate to read on because VIAGE has gathered some good tips for you! And the good part is: you don’t have to go all the way to Cuba to learn how to dance the Salsa. We’re glad to show you the steps on our dance floor the 28th of April! Are you ready to take the lead and become the salsa expert of Brussels?
Next Friday you will have to make sure not to cross any black cats, walk underneath a ladder or spill some salt. You probably know the superstition that is Friday the 13 but how do you get through this day? Read our tips and tricks and because this is how you survive Friday the 13th!
Is going out with friends always the highlight of your week? Then you should definitely give Brussels a try. It has everything you need to spend an evening filled with entertainment. Discover our tips and make the next night out with your friends another one to remember!
If you are looking for that typical, over-the-top Las Vegas atmosphere, look no further! Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE provides pleasure and relaxation just like any other casino in Sin City. Set against a cinematic backdrop, at that! Choose one of our many games and place your bet.
Do you want to wrap up 2017 in style? The only right way to do just that, would be an unforgettable party. A casino is the perfect setting to spend New Year’s Eve with friends. You are guaranteed to have plenty of fun and you can go all in at the casino tables and on the dance floor. Let’s party!
Daiquiri, Negroni, Manhattan… Do you think spontaneously of swaying palm trees and white sandy beaches, of warm summer evenings and parties with friends? Then you’ve definitely caught the cocktail bug, just like us. Cocktail lovers around the world unite!
Cocktails and the film world: still a golden combination. Think of James Bond, who is inextricably linked to the Martini. The Big Lebowski was crazy about White Russians. And Marilyn Monroe shook her Manhattan in a hot-water bottle in the classic film Some Like it Hot. Need more examples? Sex and the City immortalised the Cosmopolitan. And Don Draper poured countless Old Fashioneds in Mad Men.
Shaken or stirred
And talking of 007. How do you prefer your cocktail: shaken or stirred? There are four basic techniques for making cocktails:
- build: you pour the ingredients straight into the glass, to create layers.
- stir: you stir the ingredients gently, so they remain clear.
- shake: you shake and crush the drink for a cloudy result.
- blend: you mix the drink and ice in a blender or mixer.
Become a doctor of mixology
Mixology is the art of making cocktails. Do you like to set to work yourself with a bar spoon, spirit measure and shaker? Then you should definitely get yourself a copy of the Bar-Tenders Guide from 1862, by Jerry Thomas, the forefather of all barmen. In the 19th century, he travelled around America with a spectacular cocktail show. His signature drink was the Blue Blazer, a drink in which he set the whiskey on fire and poured it back and forth between two cups. Don’t try this at home.
Most expensive cocktail in the world
Do you think €10 is a bit much for a Margarita? Imagine paying €1,100 for the same drink at the London Bar in New York. At the London restaurant Gigi’s, you will have to dig even deeper in your pocket to cough up €11,500 for a cocktail with gold leaf. But the world’s most expensive cocktail can be sampled on the 45th floor of the Ritz Carlton building in Tokyo. Here you will pay €14,000 for a cocktail with vodka and… a diamond. Drink carefully is the message!
Cocktails at Viage
You don’t have to be a world-famous star to order a cocktail at our Cinna-Bar. Because, on Friday and Saturday evenings, we offer you three €7-cocktails to celebrate the weekend. Taste our Belgian Caipiroska with Kriek, Friday the 13th with Schweppes Agrum and Black Jack with Four Roses Bourbon. Is your mouth already watering? Cinna-Bar is a paradise on earth for cocktail lovers. Arrange to meet some friends and discover our divine drinks soon.