June 12th 2018
‘Una cena all Italiana con Virginie Saverys & Francesco de Candida’
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Before reading and getting all excited we feel we should inform you that this amazing event is SOLD OUT. Better be quick next time!
In May 2017 one of the Mizbiz founders was on an Italian getaway when she visited the Avignonesi vineyards (www.avignonesi.it) in Tuscany. She was blown away by the quest for perfection in producing exquisite wines according to an honest and healthier biodynamic process. She was told by the proud guide that the mind behind this operation was a Belgian (?!) female (?!), Virginie Saverys, who had previously worked in a male-dominated corporate environment. “This is Mizbiz material!” is what she thought, and so this story started…
We are extremely proud that after a year of planning we are ready to bring the Avignonesi experience to Mizbiz: a unique fine-dining and wine-tasting experience together with an inspirational intimate conversation created especially for our Mizbiz members. To bring you this evening we collaborated with Francesco De Candia, the talented Francesco & Julia (www.francescojulia.be) chef, who crafted a menu to pair with the wines Virginie personally selected. During the dinner Virginie will talk us through her personal journey. She started in the legal department of the CMB Group and finished as the Head of Legal and a Director of CMB and Euronav to bring disruption to the Avignonesi vineyards. A story about multi-tasking, change management, risk-taking but most of all passion for life.
Location: Francesco & Julia, Mechelsesteenweg 76, 2018 Antwerpen
Time: 18:45 – 22:45
Fee: 90 EUR (including menu, wines, water, coffee & tea)
Virginie & Francesco’s table is open to only 20 Mizbiz members (first come, first serve). Weather permitting, we will be dining in the cosy candle-lit garden, otherwise in the charming town house (both lovely options). In any case, we will make you feel like you are sitting in the Italian countryside as much as we can.
We expect to leave with a tickled tongue, a satisfied belly and a ton of energy. We leave you with this quote from Virginie: “My advice to women today would be to not be afraid to take risks in life.”