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.
Le Jules Verne restaurant in the Eiffel Tower will celebrate New Year's Eve with a special dinner. The nine-course meal (600 € per person, plus optional wine pairings) will feature dishes like foie gras, blue lobster and wild mushroom ravioli, and roasted venison. For more information, visit www.lejulesverne-paris.com. Le Jules Verne, The Eiffel Tower, second floor South Pillar, Av. Gustave Eiffel, 75007 Paris, 01 45 55 61 44.
Through January 15
Taillevent serves a special menu at €445 until January 15, entitled “The Five from Jay McInerney.” McInerney is famous both for his novels and for writing about wines in the Wall Street Journal. For Taillevent, he has chosen five wines that he would like to drink in the course of one meal. Further to that selection, chef Alain Solivérès has determined the right pairings. Thus, the Condrieu La Combe de Malleval 2010 is matched with scallops, oyster and watercress; Sauternes Château de Fargues 1997 with pheasant in puff pastry; Gevrey-Chambertin Domaine Denis Mortet 2002 with partridge; Pessac Léognan Château Haut-Brion 1988 with venison and grand veneur sauce; and pink Champagne Domaine Jacques Selosse with nougat and raspberry. Taillevent, 15, rue Lamennais, 75008 Paris, 01 44 95 15 01.
June 15-21 & October 12-18, 2015
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
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.
A different kind of culinary school, the Atelier des Chefs is a stress-free space in which to learn the pleasures of cooking according to different themed workshops. No need to sign up for a semester of classes: each course, or workshop, is "pay as you go" and does not exceed two hours. After the lesson, take a break and enjoy the fruits of your labor together with the other students. Visit www.atelierdeschefs.com for more information. Atelier des Chefs, 10, rue de Penthièvre, 75008 Paris, 01 53 30 05 82.
L'Atelier de Fred offers cooking courses for all ages in a small studio in the Marais. Courses for adults cost €60 and last 3 hours; courses for children cost 35€ and last 2 hours. For more information, visit www.latelierdefred.com. L'Atelier de Fred, 6, rue des Vertus, 75003 Paris, 01 40 29 46 04.
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.
Trying to find an alternative to the typical brunch for lunch on Sunday? Chef Thierry Marx at Camélia in the Mandarin Oriental, Paris, offers the "Sunday Roast," a special menu at €65 that includes, depending on the season, a poached egg with chanterelles, roast poultry with potatoes and a chocolate tartlet. Camelia, Mandarin Oriental, Paris 251, rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, 01 70 98 78 88.
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.