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Brussels with a 4 year old

Thank you Lizard. Will look into your recommendations. Any thoughts on the best place for waffles?

Mar 23, 2015
mlee17 in Europe

Strasbourg with a 4 year old

Thank you both!

Mar 22, 2015
mlee17 in France

Brussels with a 4 year old

Hi,

I will be in Brussels with my husband and 4 year old. We are looking for tasty but casual restaurants. So far we have booked dinner at Aux Armes de Bruxelles. Wondering if anyone else has any recommendations?

We also plan on visiting Place du Châtelain, chocolatiers (like Wittamer, Pierre Marcolini, Galler, Laurent Gerbaud), Moeder Lambic Fontainas Beer Hall, and enjoying frites (Frit Flagey, Maison Antoine, Fritkot Bompa, Friterie du Miroir). Can't seem to decide on the best chocolatiers and trite shops!

Also should I assume that everything will be closed on Ascension Day?

Mar 22, 2015
mlee17 in Europe

Strasbourg with a 4 year old

I will be in Strasbourg with my husband and 4 year old and we are thinking of having dinner at Chez Yvonne and 1741. I am wondering if these restaurants might be too formal? Is lunch more casual?

Any other restaurants or food experiences you'd recommend while there? We'd like to go to the chocolatier Thierry Mulhaupt.

Thank you.

Mar 22, 2015
mlee17 in France

Casual dining in Lyon with a 4 year old: Any advice ChefJune and others?

I have read a bunch of the posts on Lyon and was hoping for some critique on our itinerary. My husband and I will be travelling with a 4 year old so are looking for some tasty, not too formal dining options. I have some bouchons picked out though I suspect we may need something to break up the heavy eating at some points so would appreciate those recommendations as well. I've been reading about Ouest Express, for example, and think this might be a good option for it's casual atmosphere. We are staying on Place Bellecour so also looking for things that are not too far walking distance from there.

Also, I've looked mostly into food options so far (as the case may be!) Any other not to be missed experiences/sights in Lyon?

Here's the itinerary so far:

Day 1
Dinner @ Café Des Federations
Ok to bring a child here?

Day 2
Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse
Mere Richard
Any other shops we shouldn't miss?
Lunch at AOC Les Halles Market - ok to bring a child here?

Bernachon Chocolatier

Need a dinner option - maybe Café Comptoir Abel though I suspect we may need a break from heavy Lyonnaise food....any suggestions?

Day 3

Cafe Mokxa
Any other closer coffee shops to Place Bellecour?

L'épiaison or Pignol Patisserie
Pick up sandwich for lunch

Dinner @ Daniel et Denise
Ok to bring a child here?

Day 4
Croix-Rousse Market

Boulangerie du Palais
Sandwich for lunch or maybe grab something at the market

Dinner @ Sud Bocuse

Thank you!

Mar 21, 2015
mlee17 in France

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Hi Life Italian Style,

We have made a reservation at Antiche Sere. Very much looking forward to it. Are there any stand out dishes we should ensure not to miss?

Thank you!

Aug 30, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Great thank you!

Aug 24, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Terrific thank you. Do you know if it is suitable for children? Thanks.

Aug 24, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Life Italian Style: By any chance, have you heard of Le Tartare in Lake Trasimeno? It used to be La Locanda del Castello.

Thank you.

Aug 23, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome & Florence with a 4 year old

Thank you. Appreciate your feedback.

Aug 22, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome & Florence with a 4 year old

Great thank you. Yes, I did a bit more research into some other restaurants so was just wondering about these. By simple I mean simple ingredients and presentation. I will have a look at the other boards.

Aug 22, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome & Florence with a 4 year old

I am looking for some casual restaurants with simple dishes. Are the ones below kid friendly? Thank you.

Rome: Enoteca Cavour 313, Open, Da Cesare, Babette, Circus, Da Gino, Antica Pizzeria, Fratelli Ricci, Taverna dei Fori Imperali, La Regola, Hostaria da Nerone, La Barrique, L'Asino d'Oro, Settimio Al Pellegrino, Fortunato al Pantheon, Tram Tram, Lumie di Sicilia, Antico Arco, Trattoria Monti.

Florence: Edy

Aug 22, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Thank you

Aug 20, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Terrific. Thank you!

Aug 20, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Ok thank you

Aug 20, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

How did you find Spoleto and Todi? Did you go to Gubbio? I'm widening instead of narrowing my list! Hard to choose.

Aug 20, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Do you think I'll need reservations for Antiche Serre? Thanks.

Aug 20, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Thanks Lisa. Minchilli mentioned that Casalinga doesn't take reservations. Did you have to wait long for a table? Maybe if we go right at 7pm we'll be ok.

Aug 20, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Thanks so much for your tips. Are there any real gems you think I'm missing in rome? Again, given my limitations with a child? Thank you.

Aug 20, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Great thanks! How is oscar with English speaking guests?

Aug 20, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Great idea. Thank you. Any recos on where to get picnic supplies?

Aug 19, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Thanks Jessica! Which would you say we're the more casual restaurants that you went to in florence and umbria? Sounds like you like bevagna the most?

Aug 19, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

What about montefalco? Too much to see! So hard to pick!

Aug 19, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Thanks so much Vinorama. Do you have an alternate suggestion close to corso 281 (hotel) ie dinner after a long flight? Any recos for a good porchetta place close do the main tourist sites? Have you got a reco for lunch in travestere to replace supplizio? And a better dinner spot than osteria der belli?

Aug 19, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Thank you both. I also read good things about Entoeca Piazza Onofri in Bevagna? Or else Trattoria di Oscar?

Which of the three towns do you believe to be the most scenic? Spello, Foligno, Bevagna?

Aug 19, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Hmm I guess that depends what time lunch is usually eaten in Italy. I think we're hoping for a 12pm lunch and then we'll probably have to head back to Slow Life to let her rest. She's a bit big for a stroller and hadn't considered bringing one considering the cobblestones in Rome, etc.

Aug 19, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

We arrive Aug 29th and are there till Sept 7th.

We're taking a train to Perugia and then renting a car. Are there a couple towns you would recommend visiting that are close together? I just worry about dragging a 4 year old around. We only really have the morning as she still naps in the afternoon so are a bit limited.

Thank you so much!

Aug 19, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Thank you, Elizabeth.

Do you have another restaurant reco in place of Grano in the same area? Also casual?

Or for Casalinga (since they don't take reservations). I guess it is better to try and make them. I'm just not confident in my Italian over the phone!

Looking for a dinner reco near Fatamorgana as well.

Aug 19, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Thanks very much to ekc for the closures and jen kalb. Do you have an alternate reco in place of Urbana 47 in that area? Thanks!

Aug 19, 2014
mlee17 in Italy

Rome/Umbria/Florence Food Itinerary. Minchilli, Parla, Kalb, Fant: How Did I Do?

Yes absolutely welcome others' comments. Thank you!

Aug 19, 2014
mlee17 in Italy