Been perusing the boards for a few weeks now and would love some help/thoughts on what I’ve planned so far for our trip. We are a couple in our mid 30’s who love craft beer and going out to eat. Our favorite spots in NYC are Gramercy Tavern (any Danny Meyer restaurant actually), the bar at Otto, Momofuku Nishi, The Nomad, etc. We’ve been to both Paris & Brussels before. Last time was about 5 years ago where we had incredible meals at La Bigarrade (so sad it closed), Frenchie and Les Fines Gueules.
We’re in Paris Monday night to Wednesday afternoon and Brussels Wednesday night to Sunday morning. This is the plan so far:
Dinner at Frenchie Wine Bar (two blocks from our hotel)
Cocktail at Lockwood or Experimental Cocktail Club
Beers at Hoppy Corner (assuming we can just walk in this place like a normal bar or is it more of a dinner spot?)
Breakfast- Pastries at Stohrer
Lunch at Septime ( trying to decide between 3 course option or tasting)
La Cave a Bulles stop
Beers at La Fine Mousse
Dinner at La Fine Mousse restaurant OR dinner at Le Triangle?
This happens to be Valentines day, a day we usually stay at home in NYC because we don’t like to celebrate. My thought is that a beer bar/restaurant won’t be as crowded as other places.
Breakfast- Macarons & Pastries at Pierre Herme
Lunch at Clown Bar- debating this one. We have a reservation but will definitely not be getting the brains; maybe the Duck and Beef Tartare. Worried about service issues and the menu being incredibly heavy.
Train to Brussels
Dinner at Chez Leon (tradition for us)
Beers at Moeder Lambic
Beers at lambik-O-Droom
A light lunch somewhere?
Beers at Cantillon
Dinner at DVHL
Trip to Bruges (no plans there) or trip to original Moder Lambic and explore that area
Dinner at Le Rabassier
Lunch at La Mort Subite
Beers at Cantillon
Dinner at Nuetnigenough
Drinks at Mappo Mudo (love looking down from the windows upstairs)
I definitely need to find a few espresso spots in both places and have no idea what to do in Bruges if we go but it looks beautiful. Obviously the itinerary is pretty beer heavy…but that’s our plan. Any help would be much appreciated and I will definitely report back for future folks. Thanks!