Gourmet Paris

Paris for foodies

Renowned for its gastronomy, Paris may also be explored through the taste buds — an excellent way to experience the delights of French culture. Several agencies offer gastronomic guided walking tours such as chocolate tours, visits to the market with Parisians or chefs, visits behind the scenes at a local baker’s, cooking courses and urban tours or workshops on the subject of wine, in Paris as well as in famous wine regions. Not to be missed: a visit to the Musée du Vin de Paris, accompanied by a sophisticated dinner in Rue des Eaux. Tasting Passport invites you to discover the best food businesses in Paris. Armed with your ‘passport’ and map, you’ll set off to taste 12 different products by artisans in four different districts of Paris, who will also recount interesting anecdotes and advise you on the best way to sample their product. One of the finest Paris cellars for champagne lovers is located in the heart of SaintGermain-des-Près. Dilettantes boasts a selection of more than 150 rare and authentic champagnes. Most of them are selected from grand cru vineyards, and all are artisan, family-produced champagnes. If you’d like to cook the Parisian way, download VizEat, the foodie traveller’s favourite app. A few clicks will give you information about any culinary activity in Paris you’re interested in, from cookery classes to market tours or good places to dine. The app also lets you connect with Parisians who will be happy to invite you over for a meal, so you can really get an insider’s taste of Paris.

– Did you know? Near the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, the 230 grapevines on the Bergeyre hill bear enough grapes to produce a dozen bottles of wine. This urban vineyard in the heart of the 20th arrondissement was planted in 1995 by a municipal gardener wanting to experiment with growing grapes in an urban setting.

THEMED ITINERARIES

Discover some great places or take a private guided tour through the world of Parisian gastronomy, design, photography and urban planning. Paris offers many ways for visitors to pursue their special interests.

French cuisine has been declared part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage by Unesco, and its capital is Paris. Besides its array of Michelin-starred restaurants, Paris has a vibrant food scene, with new dining options, takeaway concepts and fine food stores constantly adding to the mix. These days Paris is a hotbed of contemporary, creative cuisine – an ethos inspired by Le Fooding®, the now-famous culinary movement that started in 2000. Street food, multi-purpose venues and single-dish restaurants are high on the list of current food trends. Eat out at a tiny restaurant or in a food store, watch chefs at work, sample an intriguing set menu, or learn to cook alongside a Michelin-starred chef: there are any number of ways to indulge your love of food and please your palate in Paris.

NEW PLACES AND TRENDS

By constantly introducing new trends and concepts, the Fooding® ethos has infused a fresh surge of creativity into Parisian gastronomy.

Top trend: canteens and upscale fast food

Street food and healthy-eating canteens are currently the top lunchtime trend. Newcomers to the food scene – often boasting a second branch – have cropped up all over Paris, drawing an eager clientele. In the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 18th arrondissements, a new place opens practically every month. The secret of their success: a single dish or food concept (naan bread, burgers, 100% cheese, gluten free, Thai or fresh-from-the-market), served in a cosy setting. Customers sit at the counter, at refectory tables or on school chairs. Takeaways are also popular in these districts, where office workers use their lunch break to go on a foodie treasure hunt.

The new craze: eating from a bowl

The single-dish ‘meal in a bowl’ – an attractively presented, tasty recipe made from fresh produce – is catching on fast in Paris. Colourful, retro Buddha bowls now feature prominently on the menu at restaurants serving healthy, morale boosting meals.

The latest Parisian hipster trend: Coffee

The fragrance of good coffee has wafted through the French capital since the opening a few years ago of pioneering coffee shops like Café Lomi and Café Coutume. They source their beans from the craft roaster Brûlerie de Belleville, which supplies the finest coffeehouses in Paris. Serving artisan roasted espresso, filter and cappuccino, plus a whole range of gourmet coffees to sample with guidance from baristas, these places boasting all the latest equipment are havens for coffee enthusiasts. Solicitous service and personalized roasting workshops add to their appeal. Latte art – decorating the foam on top of an espresso – is an increasingly popular trend. What could be a nicer way to start the day than sipping a little heart, or a corner of the Eiffel Tower?

… and a sweet treat to go with it These places serve delicious treats to eat with your coffee: a moist, buttery brioche; homemade scones, cookies, muffins and jams. And even homemade brunch, to satisfy late-morning hunger pangs.

Tables d’hôtes for a meal on the go

Tables d’hôtes in grocery stores, shop areas in restaurants, bars to eat at in markets, tasting areas in shops, clubs or art galleries: the trend is for breaking down frontiers and blurring genres, for restaurants designed as lifestyle venues, and especially a trend for concept establishments. Grocery stores with a few tables where you can wind up your shopping spree with a light meal are very popular. At Claus, there are great breakfast products to buy and taste on the premises. At the Alain Milliat shop, people come from afar for high-quality fruit juices to enjoy with flavoursome and healthy snacks. Causses has some of the best gourmet products, from charcuterie to dairy products, as well as fruit and vegetables; small tables d’hôtes enable customers to enjoy a snack while doing their shopping. On the first floor of the Grande Epicerie, the store’s restaurant, La Table, is bathed in light and you can have lunch here with a view of the chicest retail displays in Paris. Not forgetting the many tasting counters: Ayamé, for sushi, Artisan de la Truffe and La Pause Rive Gauche. The newly revamped Galeries Lafayette Maison & Gourmet, which moved to new premises at the end of 2014, houses 14 eateries serving freshly-prepared food. The trendy Saint-Martin covered market houses Allen’s Market, a second branch of New Yorker Joe Allen’s restaurant, where you can enjoy an allAmerican snack in the grocery section. Merci, the fashion, home decor and design shop, has an organic-vegetable canteen on the ground floor, and its own bar. And the ‘lounge’, an upstairs 150 m2 loft at the Cinéma du Panthéon, is handy for film buffs, who can tuck into the day’s specials or enjoy a cake or pastry with a nice cup of tea. Nanashi, the organic ethical brand in rue de Paradis, has opened on the lower ground floor of the private mansion housing the Bonpoint brand. And wine shop Le Caviste Bio has several table d’hôtes in its cellar: 300 different wines and 10 dishes of the day. At Maison Plisson, you can opt to enjoy a beautifully presented light lunch on-site or have it packed to take home.

The Fooding® ethos

Fooding® was launched at the instigation of Nova magazine in 2000. The word is a contraction of ‘food’ and ‘feeling’, and the movement was created to give a modern spin to gastronomy that was resting on the laurels of its Michelin-starred cuisine. The secret of its success: a focus on promoting creative and trendy cooking brimming with surprises and new twists. Events like Fooding® Week and the Grand Summer Fooding® are organized throughout the capital to familiarize the public with this innovative approach to cooking. Plus, every year, the Fooding® bureau publishes a guide featuring restaurants around the world to enable people to discover new culinary talents and daring gourmet initiatives. The guide slots restaurants into a variety of categories such as ‘So good!’, ‘Feel good’, ‘Hurt me!’ and ‘Late night hunger’. Every year, there is a list of prizewinners in each category.

Paris turns ‘Omnivore’

For more than 10 years, the Omnivore Food Festival has unveiled the creativity of a young generation of cooks from all backgrounds. In 2012 the event took on a new global dimension, becoming a travelling cooking festival called the ‘Omnivore World Tour Paris Food Festival’. During the year, 12 major cities, including Paris, play host to the caravan-big top, chefs’ master classes (sweet and savoury food), and gourmet food and wine tasting evening functions.

www.omnivore.com

THE WORLD OF PARISIAN CHEFS

Discover the great names in Parisian gastronomy, from Michelin-starred establishments to ‘bistronomy’ restaurants.

Haute cuisine

These are classics, known throughout the world, which have helped to give French cuisine its unmatched reputation. Great chefs have taken up residence in Paris, and proudly wear their stars awarded by the Michelin Guide.

Three stars

  • Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée, 25 avenue Montaigne, Paris 8th – M° Alma-Marceau – Tel +33 (0) 1 53 67 65 00 www.alainducasse-plazaathenee.com
  • Le Cinq, chef Christian Le Squer, Hôtel George V, 31 avenue George V, Paris 8th – M° George-V – Tel +33 (0) 1 49 52 71 54 – www.restaurant-lecinq.com
  • L’Ambroisie, chef Bernard Pacaud, 9 place des Vosges, Paris 4th – M° Saint-Paul – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 78 51 45 www.ambroisie-paris.com
  • Arpège, chef Alain Passard, 84 rue de Varenne, Paris 7th – M° Varenne – Tel +33 (0) 1 47 05 09 06 www.alain-passard.com
  • Épicure au Bristol, chef Éric Fréchon, 112 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Paris 8th – M° Miromesnil – Tel +33 (0) 1 53 43 43 40 www.lebristolparis.com
  • Pierre Gagnaire, 6 rue Balzac, Paris 8th – M° George-V – Tel +33 (0) 1 58 36 12 50 www.pierre-gagnaire.com
  • Astrance, chef Pascal Barbot, 4 rue Beethoven, Paris 16th – M° Passy – Tel +33 (0) 1 40 50 84 40 Le Pré Catelan, chef Frédéric Anton, Bois de Boulogne, route de Suresnes, Paris 16th – Tel +33 (0) 1 44 14 41 14 http://restaurant.leprecatelan.com
  • Guy Savoy, Monnaie de Paris, 11 quai de Conti, Paris 6th – M° Pont-Neuf – Tel +33 (0) 1 43 80 40 61 www.guysavoy.com
  • Pavillon Ledoyen, chef Yannick Alléno, carré des Champs – Élysées 8 avenue Dutuit, Paris 8th – M°Champs – Élysées – Clemenceau – Tel +33 (0)1 53 05 10 00 – www.ledoyen.com

The rise of the ‘neo-bistrot’

The term ‘bistronomy’ (a blend of ‘bistrot’ and ‘gastronomy’) was coined in the 1990s to describe affordable restaurants (menus at around €30) with a small team of staff, modest premises, an informal vibe and inventive cooking. The concept has since given rise to the ‘neo-bistrot’. These friendly, noisy canteen-style places are increasingly popular. Blending a restaurant ethos and communal dining, they have friendly service, a chalkboard menu of seasonal dishes, creative young cooks and, as often as not, fusion food mixing French and Asian influences. It’s the new face of bistronomy.

‘Meating’ out

Despite the spread and popularity of vegetarian cuisine in Paris in the past few years, red meat has made a big comeback. Argentinean canteens, American-style steakhouses, and restaurants with a grill or fireplace for cooking meat in front of customers, like the trendy ‘Beaucoup’, are very much in vogue.

Pasta & pizza

Fresh pasta, home-made sauce, marinated summer vegetables … all those much loved staples of Italian cooking can be found in a variety of Paris restaurants, from unusual trattorias to pizzerias serving up inventive pizzas. And of course grissini breadsticks and good wine are always on the menu.

Flavours from around the world

Fancy tucking into a Kurdish dürüm (an oven-baked minced meat wrap), a spicy Loatian chicken, curry and coconut milk soup or a good cheese naan? Paris has plenty of restaurants for fans of exotic cuisine – especially in the 9th, 10th, 11th and 13th arrondissements, where places serving international food abound.

  • Street Bangkok Local food 3 rue Eugène Varlin, Paris 10th – M° Château-Landon www.streetbangkok.fr
  • Baranaan 7 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, Paris 10th – M° Château d’eau
  • Naàn 59 rue des Petites Écuries, Paris 10th – M° Château d’eau
  • Gallikà 7 rue Godot de Mauroy, Paris 9th – M° Madeleine www.gallika.fr
  • Rococo 4 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, Paris 10th – M° Strasbourg-Saint-Denis
  • Holy Bol 23 passage Verdeau, Paris 9th – M° Grands Boulevards – Tel +33 (0) 1 47 70 08 18 www.holybol.com
  • Mezz 53 quai de Valmy, Paris 10th – M° Jacques Bonsergent – Tel +33 (0) 9 67 37 00 62 www.mezz.fr
  • Ikio 2 rue Milton, Paris 9th – M° Notre-Dame-de-Lorette – Tel +33 (0) 9 81 88 30 68
  • Daily Syrien I et II 12 rue des Petites-Écuries, Paris 10th – M° Château d’eau – Tel +33 (0) 9 54 11 75 35!
  • La Dispensa 9 rue Taylor, Paris 10th – M° Jacques Bonsergent Dishny 212 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis, Paris 10th – M° La Chapelle
  • Krishna Bhavan 15, 21 et 24 rue Cail, Paris 10th – M° La Chapelle – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 05 78 43 Urfa Dürüm 58 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis, Paris 10th – M° Château d’eau
  • NEW! New world 15 avenue de Choisy, Paris 13th – M° Porte de Choisy – Tel +33 (0) 9 84 35 42 36
  • Lao Lane Xang 105 et 102 avenue d’Ivry, Paris 13th – M° Tolbiac – Tel +33 (0) 1 45 85 19 23
  • Cho Cantine 31 rue de Paradis, Paris 10th – M° Gare de l’Est Filakia 5 rue Mandar, Paris 2nd – M° Sentier Miznon 22 rue des Écouffes, Paris 4th – M° Saint-Paul – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 74 83 58
  • Rice Trotters 22 rue du Colisée, Paris 8th – M° Saint-Philippe-du-Roul

AN AFTERNOON SNACK

With any number of cosy and/or chic tea rooms, not to mention chocolatiers and pastry shops, Paris is a paradise for those with a sweet tooth!

For chocoholics

Throughout the year, and particularly at festive periods, master chocolate makers devote their expertise and artistry to satisfying gourmet chocolate fans – all of which constitutes a delicious chocolate itinerary to follow in Paris. And, to learn all about chocolate, Paris’s chocolate museum Choco-Story retraces the history of cocoa and chocolate.

  • Manufacture Cluizel 201 rue Saint – Honoré, Paris 1st – M° Tuileries / 2 rue des Rosiers, Paris 4th –M°Saint – paul / 3 rue Tronchet, Paris 8th – M° Madeleine – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 44 11 66 www.cluizel.com
  • Arnaud Larher 57 rue Damrémont, Paris 18th – M° Lamarck Caulaincourt – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 55 57 97 / 53 rue Caulaincourt, Paris 18th – M° Lamarck – Caulaincourt – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 57 68 08 / 93 rue de Seine, Paris 6th – M° Mabillon – Tel +33 (0) 1 43 29 38 15 www.arnaudlarher.com
  • Jean-Charles Rochoux 16 rue d’Assas, Paris 6th – M° Rennes – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 84 29 45 www.jcrochoux.com
  • Chocolate Bar Jean-Paul Hévin 231 rue Saint – Honoré, Paris 1st – M° Tuileries – Tel +33 (0) 1 55 35 35 96 / 41 rue de Bretagne, Paris 3rd – M° Arts et métiers / 3 rue Vavin, Paris 6th –M°Vavin – www.jeanpaulhevin.com
  • Jacques Génin 133 rue de Turenne, Paris 3rd – M° République – Tel +33 (0) 1 45 77 29 01 – www.jacquesgenin.fr
  • Un Dimanche à Paris 4 – 8 cour du Commerce – Saint – André, Paris 6th – M° SaintGermain-des-Prés – Tel +33 (0) 1 56 81 18 18 – www.un-dimanche-a-paris.com
  • Patrick Roger 108 boulevard Saint – Germain, Paris 6th – M° Odéon – Tel +33 (0) 1 43 29 38 42 – www.patrickroger.com

Luxury cakes and pastries

Another cornerstone of Paris gastronomy is deluxe cakes and pastries, and the great names associated with it: Ladurée, Dalloyau, Gérard Mulot and Pierre Hermé, but also Christophe Michalak, the world patisserie champion who has his own patisserie school, workshop and boutique.

IN AN ORIGINAL SETTING

The decor of a restaurant can be just as important as what’s on your plate. Here is a selection of restaurants with a difference: surprising, quirky, artistic, sporty or miniature, and places with a view.

Cultural restaurants

In addition to nourishing the mind, some cultural spaces, museums, film and show venues in Paris also offer the opportunity to have a drink and a cake or lunch or dinner. Public gardens, unusual spaces, historic settings: these places are well worth discovering.

  • Le 7th Bar Forum des Images, Forum des Halles 2 rue du cinéma, Paris 1st – M°ChateletLes-Halles – Tel +33 (0) 1 44 76 63 00 www.forumdesimages.fr
  • Le Collège des Bernardins 20 rue de Poissy, Paris 5th – Tel +33 (0) 1 53 10 74 44 – M°Cardinal – Lemoine – www.collegedesbernardins.fr
  • L’Opéra Restaurant Opéra Garnier Paris 9th – M°Opéra – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 68 86 80 – www.opera-resstaurant.fr
  • Le bar du Louxor, Palais du Cinéma 170 boulevard Magenta, Paris 10th – M°Barbès – Rochechouart – Tel +33 (0) 1 44 63 96 96
  • La Cinémathèque française 51 rue de Bercy, Paris 12th – M°Bercy – Tel +33 (0) 1 71 19 33 33 – www.cinematheque.fr
  • Les Trois Baudets 64 boulevard de Clichy, Paris 18th – M°Pigalle – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 62 33 33 www.lestroisbaudets.com
  • Loulou musée des Arts décoratifs 107 rue de Rivoli, Paris 1st – M°Tuileries – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 60 41 96 https://loulou-paris.com
  • Le Jardin de Varenne, musée Rodin 79 rue de Varenne, Paris 7th – M°Varenne – Tel +33 (0) 1 45 50 42 34
  • Les Ombres musée du Quai-Branly 220 rue de l’Université, Paris 7th – RER Pont-de-l’Alma – Tel +33 (0) 1 47 53 68 00 – www.lesombres-restaurant.com
  • Restaurant du musée d’Orsay 1 rue de la Légion – d’Honneur, Paris 7th – M° Solférino www.musee-orsay.fr
  • Le café Jacquemart-André 158 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8th – M°Miromesnil – Tel +33 (0) 1 45 62 11 59 – www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com
  • Le Jardin du Petit Palais avenue Winston – Churchill, Paris 8th – M°Champs – Élysées – Clemenceau www.petitpalais.paris.fr
  • Mini Palais Grand Palais perron Alexandre – III, avenue Winston – Churchill, Paris 8th – M° Champs-Élysées-Clémenceau www.minipalais.com
  • L’Entrepôt 7 rue Francis de Pressensé, Paris 14th – M°Pernety – Tel +33 (0) 1 45 40 07 50 www.lentrepot.fr

Gourmet snacks inside shops

When you’re in the middle of a frantic shopping spree, it can be a relief to take a break and have a bite to eat. Department stores offer a whole range of choices: snacks, chic tea rooms, wine bars, oyster bars, sushi bars and gastronomic restaurants. At Printemps and Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, customers can also enjoy panoramic views of Paris from the roof terraces.

Dual-use venues

Some places propose a ‘two-in-one’ lifestyle experience involving a combination of venue types: a restaurant, bar, dance floor, grocery store, tea room or bookshop. A coffee shop doubling as a bicycle store, a fine food store with tables for communal dining: there are all kinds of combinations – and styles of decor – in these trendy new places.

  • (Cycle shop and café) Steel Cyclewear & Coffee Shop 58 rue de la Fontaine au Roi, Paris 11th – M° République
  • (Fine food and restaurant) La Fine Moustache 76 boulevard de la Villette, Paris 19th M°Porte de la Villette- Tel+33(0) 1 71 73 49 81 www.lafinemoustache.com
  • (Food bar and dance cellar) Le 9b 68 boulevard de la Villette, Paris 19th – M°Porte de la Villette www.le9b.com
  • A la Folie Paris 26 avenue Corentin Cariou Parc de la Villette, Paris 19th – M° Porte de la Villette www.alafolie.paris
  • Margherita 17 rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, Paris 6th – M°Mabillon – Tel+33(0) 1 56 81 13 14 Düo 24 rue du Marché Popincourt, Paris 11th – M°Oberkampf – Tel+33(0)9 82 49 43 63
  • Boutique Yam’Tcha 4 rue Sauval, Paris 1st – M°Louvre-Rivoli – Tel+33(0) 1 40 26 06 06
  • (Florist and café) Peonies 81 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, Paris 10th – M°Château d’Eau

WINE RELATED

Wine bars and eat-in wine shops

Paris is the capital city with the largest number of wine bars, often owned by genuine wine aficionados with a passion for their trade and an unerring instinct for choosing top-quality wines. They will unhesitatingly recommend what they consider to be the finest vintages, going beyond recognized wine appellations and AOC labels. ‘Natural’ wines are much in vogue at numerous wine bars, some of which are completely devoted to these. Eat-in bars are a new concept – a blend of a bar and dining space, halfway between a brasserie and a table d’hôtes. These convivial places often serve classic fare such as regional specialites with organic wine.

  • Bar à manger 13 rue des Lavandières Sainte – Opportune, Paris 1st – M°Châtelet – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 21 01 72
  • Ô Château 68 rue Jean – Jacques – Rousseau Paris 1st – M°Louvre – Rivoli – Tel +33 (1) 44 73 97 80 – www.o-chateau.fr
  • Juveniles 47 rue de Richelieu, Paris 1st – M°Pyramides – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 97 46 49
  • Verjus Bar à vins 47 rue Montpensier, Paris 1st – M°Pyramides – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 97 54 40
  • La Compagnie des vins surnaturels 17 rue Lobineau, Paris 6th – M°Mabillon – Tel +33 (0)9 54 90 20 20 – www.compagniedesvinssurnaturels.com
  • Wine by one 9 rue des Capucines, Paris 1st – M°Opéra – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 60 85 76 – www.winebyone.com
  • Le Lèche vin 13 rue Daval, Paris 11th – M°Bastille – Tel +33 (0) 1 43 55 06 70
  • Le bistrot du vin qui danse ! 128 rue Oberkampf, Paris 11th – M°Ménilmontant – Tel +33 (0) 1 48 05 23 99 – www.vqd.fr/bistrot
  • Les caves populaires 22 rue des Dames, Paris 17th – M°Place de Clichy
  • La Cave des Abbesses 43 rue des Abbesses, Paris 18th – M°Abbesses – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 52 81 54
  • Le Coinstot Vino 26 bis passage des Panoramas, Paris 2nd – M°Grands – Boulevards – Tel +33 (0) 1 44 82 08 54
  • Frenchie bar à vins 6 rue du Nil, Paris 2nd – M°Sentier – Tel +33 (0) 1 40 39 96 19
  • La cave à vins Mavrommatis 49 rue Censier, Paris 5th – M°Censier – Daubenton – Tel +33 (0) 1 45 35 64 95
  • Oenosteria 40 rue Grégoire – de – Tours, Paris 6th – M°Mabillon – Tel +33 (0) 1 77 15 94 13
  • Fish la Boissonnerie 69 rue de Seine, Paris 6th – M°Mabillon – Tel +33 (0) 1 43 54 34 69
  • Autour d’un Verre 21 rue de Trévise, Paris 9th – M°Cadet – Tel +33 (0) 1 48 24 43 74
  • Le Vin au Vert 70 rue de Dunkerque, Paris 9th – M°Anvers – Tel +33 (0) 1 83 56 46 93
  • Albion 80 rue du Faubourg – Poissonnière, Paris 10th – M°Poissonnière – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 46 02 44
  • Le Verre Volé 67 rue de Lancry, Paris 10th – M°Jacques Bonsergent – Tel +33 (0) 1 48 03 17 34
  • Retro Bottega 12 rue Saint – Bernard, Paris 11th – M°Faidherbe – Tel +33 (0) 1 74 64 17 39
  • Septime la Cave 3 rue Basfroi, Paris 11th – M°Charonne – Tel +33 (0) 1 43 67 14 87
  • Le Baron Rouge 1 rue Théophile – Roussel, Paris 12th – M°Ledru – Rollin – Tel +33 (0) 1 43 43 14 32
  • Le siffleur de ballons 34 rue de Cîteaux, Paris 12th – M°Faidherbe – Tel +33 (0) 1 58 51 14 04
  • L’Établi 4 rue Bridaine, Paris 17th – M°La Fourche – Tel +33 (0) 1 44 90 05 04
  • Comestibles et marchand de vins 65 rue du Mont – Cenis, Paris 18th – M°Jules Joffrin – Tel +33 (0) 1 73 70 56 28
  • Le Caviste Bio 50 rue de Maubeuge, Paris 9th –M°Cadet – Tel +33 (0) 1 48 78 30 03
  • Le Rouge et le Verre 8 rue de Maubeuge, Paris 9-M°Cadet-Tel+33(0) 1 48 78 68 43
  • Pratz 59 rue Jean Baptiste Pigalle, Paris 9th-M°Pigalle-Tel+33(0) 1 77 10 67 03
  • Bar à vins Nicolas Bercy Bercy Village – Chai n° 24, Paris 12nd- M°Cour
  • Saint Emilion Bar à vins Nicolas La Madeleine 31 place de la Madeleine, Paris 8th-M°Madeleine Monsieur Henri 8 rue de Picardie, Paris 3rd-M°Filles du Calvaire-Tel+33(0)1 57 40 67 74

Beer cellars and pubs

Microbreweries are cropping up all over Paris. The city’s craft breweries and specialist shops offer every imaginable style of beer: unfiltered, unpasteurized, brewed with quinoa, gluten free, triple fermented and coffee beers.

Champagne bars

Champagne bars in Paris are ever more numerous. From the ultra chic bar of the Dokhan’s Hotel to the Dilettantes bar for true aficionados, champagne lovers are spoilt for choice. For an unforgettable experience, you can even have a glass of champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower or at the recently refurbished restaurant Ciel de Paris at the Tour Montparnasse. And the Hôtel Les Bulles de Paris doesn’t just have a champagne bar: all the suites are named after top champagne brands.

The craze for cocktails continues!

Mixology is enjoying a fresh wave of popularity in trendy Paris bars. Barmen trained at top hotels abroad excel in the art of concocting rum, vodka and tequila-based cocktails; making fruit purées, and sourcing rare spirits. A dizzying variety of cocktails can be found on drinks menus in Parisian bars, with a different line-up of concoctions every season.

Wine appreciation courses and tastings

To learn more about wine, oenology courses and wine tasting sessions are held all year round in some Paris wine shops and wine bars. They offer the opportunity to taste and appreciate this nectar of the gods. Several companies offer wine related workshops and urban orienteering in Paris as well as nearby wine regions

  • Lavinia 3/5 boulevard de la Madeleine Paris 1st – M° Madeleine – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 97 20 20 www.lavinia.fr 
  • Caves Legrand 1 rue de la Banque, Paris 2nd – M° Bourse – Tel +33 (0) 1 42 60 07 12 www.caves-legrand.com
  • De Vinis Illustribus 48 rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, Paris 5th – M° CardinalLemoine – Tel +33 (0) 1 43 36 12 12 www.devinis.fr
  • Caves Augé 116 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8th – M° Saint-Augustin – Tel +33 (0) 1 45 22 16 97 www.cavesauge.com
  • Les Caves Taillevent 228 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Paris 8th – Tel +33 (0) 1 45 61 14 09 www.taillevent.com
  • Les Crus du Soleil 146 rue du Château, Paris 14th – Tel +33 (0) 1 45 39 78 99 www.crus-dusoleil.com
  • Le Vin en Tête 30 rue des Batignolles, Paris 17th – M° La Fourche – Tel +33 (0) 01 44 69 04 57 – Autres adresses www.levinentete.fr
  • Ecole du Vin 48 rue Baron le Roy, Paris 12th – M° Cour-Saint-Émilion – Tel +33 (0) 1 43 41 33 94 www.ecole-du-vin.fr

OLD FAVOURITES

Classic brasseries

These typically Parisian restaurants with their inimitable charm are perpetual purveyors of traditional French fare. Big-name brasseries cultivate the spirit of art deco and recreate the ethos of an entire period in the history of Paris: that of writers, great men and revolutionary souls.

 Cooking lessons

What could be more natural than wanting to learn the secrets of top chefs in a city renowned for both haute cuisine and inventine cooking? Many prestigious chefs have their own schools in Paris: Lenôtre, Alain Ducasse, Cyril Lignac and Guy Martin. What’s more, young chefs are breaking with tradition and offering express training-tasting sessions at lunchtime or aperitif time – ideal for working people and visitors with limited time to spare.

  • Alain Ducasse www.alain-ducasse.com
  • Au Comptoir de Brice www.aucomptoirdebrice.com
  • Atelier des sens www.atelier-des-sens.com
  • École Lenôtre de cuisine et de pâtisserie www.lenotre.fr
  • La Cour des Créateurs www.courdescreateurs.com
  • La Cuisine Paris www.lacuisineparis.com
  • Le Cordon Bleu Paris www.cordonbleu.edu
  • Les Coulisses du chef www.coulissesduchef.com
  • Cook’n with class www.cooknwithclass.com
  • Le Foodist www.lefoodist.com
  • Michalak Masterclass www.christophemichalak.com
  • 750 grammes, l’Atelier www.latelier-750g.com
  • Cour des Créateurs www.courdescreateurs.com

Gourmet walks

Gourmet food trails are an enjoyable and offbeat way to explore Paris. Several companies offer guided gastronomic walking tours, as well as chocolate and food market tours with Parisians or chefs, and visits to artisan bakeries or patissieries. These delicious walks explore an integral part of Parisian culture – food – while offering many opportunities to indulge in tasting sessions.

  • La route des gourmets www.laroutedesgourmets.fr
  • Promenade des sens www.promenade-des-sens.fr
  • 1day in Paris www.1dayinparis.com
  • Meeting the French www.meetingthefrench.com
  • Paris Upperside www.parisupperside.com
  • RobertPINK www.robertpink.com
  • DominParis www.dominparis.com
  • Le Vrai Paris www.levraiparis.com
  • Un après-midi de parisienne www.midiparis.com
  • A Journey in Paris www.ajourneyinparis.com
  • Les Balades de Magalie www.lesbaladesdemagalie.com
  • VizEat www.vizeat.com
  • Guide du Goût http://guidedugout.fr/paris/
  • WonderfulTime www.wonderfultime.com
  • Helptourists www.help-tourists-in-paris.com
  • Aimerparis www.aimerparistours.com
  • Gladtrotter – www.gladtrotter.com
  • Le Connoisseur – www.le-connoisseur.com
  • Bubble Globe – www.bubble-globe.fr
  • Tasting Passport–Food Trip – www.le-food-trip.com

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