For food lovers, no better place to start than Paris, of course. The city is so rich with culinary delights, that any list of “top picks” would be far from complete. But a few unique and unknown experiences do exist for those who want to experience something truly authentic and special.
Cuisine, a key aspect of French culture, is deeply interlinked with French society. The Ecole Polytechnique is France’s most selective and top-ranked educational institution, offering an equally prestigious dining experience to the public. It is possible to take a tour of the Orsay Museum, combined with a gourmet meal at the university’s Maison des Polytechniciens.
Or, if you are looking for something even more intimate and educational, you can take a cooking class with a chef that has trained in the kitchens of Joel Robuchon and Alain Ducasse, then as Executive sous chef at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal, Four Seasons hotel in Mexico and Director/Executive Chef at Lowes Hotel Vogue in Montreal, and several Sofitel hotels..
Perhaps you are a wine lover? I recommend taking this small group wine tasting tour in Paris. An expert guide will take you to a few specialised wine bars, or bistrots, allowing you to taste some of the finest wines produced on country.
Here is another small group wine tasting itinerary in the Latin district (rue Mouffetard).
Paris is also well-connected to the unique, delectable experiences of neighbouring cities and regions. Try any of these:
- Tastings At House Of Mumm And Mercier Cellar
- Dinner At The Candlelit Palace Of Vaux-Le-Vicomte
- The castles and wine tasting tour in the Loire Valley