Paris Food Tour
Essentially, you will sample the very best local food and drink in both Paris and Champagne. While on this experience, we will integrate interesting facts, recipes, and general food knowledge as well as the long food history of France, a very important part of the culture - knowledge that you can continue to enjoy and share with your friends and family upon your return home.
La creme de la creme, the very best.
The cream on top of the cream is what I kept saying every time my husband Emmanuel would take me to a new restaurant in France. Then, I realized that French people have been making luxurious food like this longer than probably anyone else in the world. Visiting a boulangerie that is more than 200 years old is exceptional, and my French husband just smiles while I melt into a chefs’ dream. All I can think is: This is why so many chefs around the world look to classical French cooking for inspiration. This is why I went to a French cooking school that sets the standard for good food. This is the reason why we dream of Paris!
The idea of bringing tourists to the city of Paris and Champagne country was born. Let’s share this with the world in a different way. A way where we lay out the red carpet and also share useful food knowledge that will last for a lifetime.
I first came to France as a student 20 years ago, and it has taken me this long to discover many hidden gems. With both Emmanuel’s experience of organizing events in France and mine as a certified culinarian; we believe we can combine a series of events that will satisfy the most curious epicurean.
*Epicurean: a person devoted to sensual enjoyment, especially that derived from fine food and drink.
Day 1: Paris Food Tour
This is our one day experience as well as the first day of our three day experience.
Come and taste the very best that Paris has to offer on a guided tour of our favorite specialty shops that offer history, passion, and generations of perfecting their craft. Samples will include: hand made chocolates, famous macaroons, freshly made croissants, local cheese, lots of wine, and award-winning pastries fit for a king.
Day 2: Le Cordon Bleu Sauce Workshop
In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the group will be guided by a Chef Instructor as they learn to master these delicious, traditional sauces and accompaniments. You will cover every detail of the preparation of the jus and classic sauces selected by Le Cordon Bleu Chef. And, to delight your taste buds, a tasting will take place at the end of the Workshop.
Day 3: Visit Champagne Region
You will end the experience with a full day and night at an exclusive, world-famous champagne house. Our visit includes a commented tasting followed by a delectable 5-course dinner by a classic French chef who will pair each dish with the perfect champagne. You will learn about the art of wine and champagne-making along with its long and rich culture. For this experience, we will travel by train for about one hour, and your accommodation is included.
Where to stay?
- Visit internationally recognized gourmet specialty shops
- Wine and cheese tasting with a professional sommelie
- Master 6 classic sauce recipes in cooking lesson and workshop
- Exclusive field trip to a famous champagne house
- 3 5-course dinners and 2 3-course lunches
- 1 night accommodation in Champagne, France
- Daily breakfast
- English, French and Spanish spoken
Starting every Monday during September and October
Q & A
- What can we do before and after the culinary experience?
- To explore, adjust, and recover from jetlag, we suggest you arrive 2 or 3 days before the tour to fully explore the beauty of Paris. We will begin our tour in Paris on Monday morning and conclude our tour in Champagne on Thursday morning. From there you can continue exploring Champagne, return to Paris, or travel onward to another region. There are so many amazing places to explore!
- What to pack for Paris?
- Our recommendation is to travel light. Also, bring a small backpack or larger purse for day excursions as the weather can be changeable in the spring. A light jacket and a warm sweater are essential, and it’s always nice to have an extra layer on hand. Be sure to pack comfortable shoes, those can be walking shoes, sneakers, or ballet flats. You might arrive with a carry-on bag and leave with a checked suitcase, as the shopping here is that amazing!
- What about Refunds?
- Please note that all deposits are non-refundable. This is due to the fact that we are making reservations and paying in advance on behalf of the group. The deposit of 1,500 Euros is due at the time of booking and the remaining 1,000 Euros is due 10 days before the scheduled tour. However, if something unforeseen should happen and you can give us 15 days' notice, we would be happy to reschedule your tour for a later date or change the name on the reservation.
- What does my ticket include?
- Visit internationally recognized gourmet specialty shops.
- Wine and cheese tasting with a professional sommelie.
- Master 6 classic sauce recipes in cooking lesson and workshop.
- Exclusive field trip to the famous Louis Roederer champagne house.
- 3 to 5-course dinners and 2 to 3-course lunches.
- 1 night accommodation in Champagne, France.
- Daily breakfast.
- English, French and Spanish spoken.
- What will the days be like?
- We will send you a detailed schedule after your deposit, or you can email us and ask.
- How many people are in each group?
- Each group we guide through France will be from 6-12 people but could be more upon request. Let us know if you would like to organize a private group for any special occasion.
- What hotels do you recommend?
There are so many unique places to stay in Paris. From simple bed and breakfast to award winning luxury hotels. Here are some of our favorite places to stay. It would be your choice if you like just a clean bed and shower so you can focus on exploring; or the luxury treatment from beginning to end; or a combination of the two. The area of Paris that we recommend to stay; making it easier to meet the group is: Paris 5th or 6th quarter (Quartier Saint Michel & Saint Germain des Prés), Paris 3rd or 4 quarter (Le Marais or Palais Royal), Paris 9th quarter (Pigalle or Grands Boulevards/Sentier).
Here are some of our favorites:
- Hotel le senat : jardin du luxembourg => http://www.hotelsenat.com/
- Pavillon de la reine : Place des vosges => http://www.pavillon-de-la-reine.com/
- The Hoxton Hotel : https://thehoxton.com/paris
- Saint James Hotel : paris 16 => https://www.saint-james-paris.com/
- Molitor : Mc Gallery : paris 16 => https://www.molitorparis.com/fr/
- Hotel Raphael : paris 16 => https://www.raphael-hotel.com
- Also, check out: https://www.luxuryhotelsguides.com/?ufi=-1456928&lang=FR