More than a taste of Paris -
Paris' most famous
4 indulgent days of tastings, cooking
classes, restaurant visits, street markets.
3 or 4 cooking classes
The best Paris food tastes: the markets, the food halls, small food
boutiques, “secret sources”
Restaurants: Michelin starred, casual favorites, best bistros
Wine and Cheese Tasting
Explore some of the great food streets of Paris, Rues des Grands
Degustations, including Place de la Madeleine, Rue de Seines
PARIS FEAST ITINERARY
Day 1….Arrive in Paris. Transfer
on your own to our 3 star hotel right in the heart of St. Germain
des Pres. In my opinion, the perfect location to begin our food
dominated days and nights.
Early afternonon, we will visit Bon Marche , one of the best food
halls in the world. We’ll create a take out lunch feast
from the vast array of tempting dishes to enjoy at our hotel
just a short walk away. Next we will stroll our hotel area, the
chic St. Germaine des Pres in the 6th arrondisement and visit
some of its fabulous food stores: Pierre Herme and Laduree share
honors as the best of stops for macaroons. In my opinion, Pierre
Herme wins! For bread: there’s Polaine’s just a few
steps away. On to Rue de Seines, one of Paris’ great food
streets, for a few great tastes.
Early dinner: J’Go (pronounced gigot (lamb)
… a wine bar in the Marche St. Germain . Its specialty is
spit roasted lamb from the Quercy. Or you can enjoy tapas, a
plate of charcuterie or a fois gras tartine.
d' Aligre Vegetable Display
Sweets in a glass
Day 2 …Our first cooking class…10:30
to 2pm. We prepare a 3 course meal. Lunch with wine follows the
class in the elegant antique filled dining room of the cooking school.
Specialties of the school include rack of lamb cooked in a fig
crust. Chicken from Normandy cooked with apples and cider..Chocolate
and raspbery tart, Dinner: L”Epi Dupin…
Day 3... Morning visit to what
I consider one of the best street markets in Paris: Marche d’Aligre,
an indoor outdoor market, Lively and filled with great food vendors
who are famous for shouting out their wares, A distinguishing feature
not found in other street markets.
Noon: - 1:30 Wine and Cheese Tasting. Wine &
Cheese Pairing…try some of the great French cheeses with compatible
wines, for example, Crotin de Chavignol with a Sancerre, a Munster
with Alsatian wine, Roquefort with a sweet wine.
Lunch: Caviar Kaspia… a splurge, Nova scotia
salmon, blinis with caviar. Divine! Sip a chilled vodka or a flute
of champagne, if you dare. Place de la Madeleine, the location of
Caviar Kaspia, is also home to legendary Fauchon, Hediard,, both
must visits. Plus 3 small food gems: a store that sells just mustards
. another that just sells honey and one that specializes in truffles.
The rest of the aftrnoon is free and dinner is on your own.
Juggler at Market
Day 4... CHOCOLATE TASTING:
Paris is home to some of the best chocolatiers in the world. We
visit some of the best: La Maison du Chocolat, Piere Marcolini (chocolate
covered marshmallows are addictive), Christian Constant. Ritz Express…at
the famous cooking school of the elegant Ritz Hotel…a one
hour demonstration includes lunch.
Evening: We end our eating adventures with a Chocolate
Cooking Class. Followed up with a simple bistro farewell dinner
Day 5... Leave for home or stay on
Costs: $2750 … 4 nights hotel with breakfast,
no single supplement, all meals, cooking classes and tastings included
in the Paris Feast itinerary. Taxis, when we don’t walk, are
the preferred mode of transportation. We share cost of taxi rides.
ITINERARY DAYS MAY BE SWITCHED DUE TO COOKING CLASS SCHEDULES.
Not included: transfers to and from airport, wine and alcholic
beverages, coffee stop