Yesterday, a team of Food52ers headed to Belgium and France (yes, they're very lucky!). Our co-founders Amanda and Merrill will be leading the brigade with our Buyer Kristina, our Director of Video Gabriella, and our Design & Home Editor Amanda in tow. Our friends at Staub and Demeyere will be showing us around their factories, and we're planning a visit to some designer friends, a very traditional Belgian brewery, all the markets, all the kitchen stores, and as many restaurants as will let us in the door.
But what's a work trip without a little spontaneity? Here's a little bit more about their plans, so you can share any tips for places they should go.
First stop: Brussels—and then right onto Antwerp, home of the Demeyere factory, where they'll stay for two nights. From there, it's on to Normandy to visit the Staub factory and stay for a night, and then onto Paris! We are giving ourselves a whole day to run around Paris and find all the great things to do—so any recommendations there are especially appreciated! At the end of the week, Amanda and Merrill are darting across the pond (the other pond) to London; where should they go? What should they do!
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We'll be using the hashtag #f52abroad to chronicle their journeys—so be sure to follow along on social media (to see how much they're actually working).
We want to know your favorite spots in these cities! Share any and all recommendations in the comments below.