Welcoming in the New Year comes with the challenging decision of selecting the perfect venue to celebrate. This made for an easy choice upon receiving an invitation to a party at the new Taste of Belgium on Short Vine.

It was our first time at the venue, and we were thoroughly impressed by the space. The Uptown location is twice as big as Taste of Belgium's OTR Bistro and has an abundance of seating for large groups. The restaurant's design, which was created by Cincinnati-based LPK, has an edgy, youthful vibe but with all the polished touches of the Taste of Belgium brand.

Complete with a live VJ spinning tunes from the 80s and 90s, our evening included a sampling of Belgian street food as well as an open bar of wine, cocktails, and any of the 24 craft beers on tap. A champagne toast at midnight capped off the evening, as we rang in the new year with friends.

Photo by FD Harper
Photo by Barbara Hauser

HAPPY 2014!