Paris and France Culinary Events
Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in Paris and other parts of France. We feature a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other French culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only Paris events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in Paris and France. We've also got the latest Paris Restaurant News and Wine Events.
June 15-21 & October 12-18
David Lebovitz, author of The Great Book of Chocolate and The Sweet Life in Paris, will lead a Paris and Lausanne Chocolate & Gastronomy Tour June 15-21 & October 12-18, 2015. Events will include wine tastings, guided walking tours, and visits behind the scenes of the shops of chocolatiers. For more information, visit www.davidlebovitz.com/tours
First Thursdays September-December
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, has launched the 100-percent green dinners taking place on the first Thursday of each month at La Bauhinia, in a nature-inspired décor. On this occasion, chef Christophe Moret prepares a five-course vegetable-focused menu at €58, which features such items as tomato Bloody Mary, spring rolls made with watermelon and soup herbs, and roasted turnips and beetroots. To match this special fare, head sommelier Cédric Maupoint proposes biodynamic wines. La Bauhinia, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris 10, avenue d'Iéna, 75016 Paris, 01 53 67 19 91.
Le Festival des Meilleurs Vins will take place at the Carrousel de Louvre. The event will feature master classes, wine tastings and workshops. For more information, visit www.grandtasting.com
The W Lounge, a sleek bar located in the W Paris-Opera hotel near the Palais Garnier, offers a special seasonal menu for €29 between noon and 5 p.m. Served in only 35 minutes and created by Sergi Arola, who owns several restaurants in Spain, it may feature pumpkin velouté, a Caesar salad, braised beef cheek accompanied with purée, and tiramisu. W Lounge, 4, rue Meyerbeer, 75009 Paris, 01 40 68 30 45.
The bar at Le Baudelaire, located in the Le Burgundy hotel, has launched "tea-time." During the afternoon, amid an understated décor and with an impressive fresco on the ceiling, you can taste pastries prepared by pastry chef Yann Couvreur, little sandwiches, and tea, coffee or fruit juice for €30. Le Baudelaire, Le Burgundy 6-8, rue Duphot, 75001 Paris, 01 42 60 34 12.
Each Wednesday from 7 p.m. to midnight, the “Shangri-Lounge” party takes place in the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris. This special event is animated by a DJ and benefits from a festive décor with disco balls and light projections on the walls and the ceiling. Champagne and creative cocktails from the barman Christophe Léger are served, as are dim sum and Torpedo shrimps. Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, 10, av. d'Iéna, 75116 Paris, 01 80 27 19 35.
At Bistrot du Sommelier, Philippe Faure-Brac has catered to patrons since 1984. On Friday, he showcases a vineyard and its wines: a special menu with five glasses of wine costs €50 at lunch and €75 at dinner. Bistrot du Sommelier, 97, bd Haussmann, 75008 Paris, 01 42 65 24 85.
SundaysView our calendar of Wine Dinners & Tastings in Paris
Every Sunday from noon-3 p.m., a brunch is organized within the Borghese lounge of the Hôtel Lutétia. On the menu, croissants, scrambled eggs, fruits and a variety of cheeses are suggested as well as some dishes from chef Philippe Renard like a roasted chicken, a roquette salade with cherry tomatoes and hazelnut, and a mushrooms soup. As for the drinks, treat yourself with a fruit juice, wine or Champagne Taittinger. The brunch costs €55. Hôtel Lutétia, 45, bd Raspail, 75006 Paris, 01 49 54 46 46.
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