There are of course many Paris dining options for the visitor to the city. There is an abundance of haute cuisine restaurants serving classic French food cooked by Michelin starred chefs, and some more experimental menus too. The French tradition of the brasserie is still strong too, featuring skilled cooking in less formal surroundings. At the other end of the scale, one of the best Paris dining experiences is to find yourself in a little bistro, eating simple French classics in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Indeed, in such a beautiful city, just having some patisserie and a coffee in a pavement cafe as you watch the world go by, is pretty hard to beat.
To mix sightseeing with eating, some visitors even choose to dine on one of the many Seine restaurant boats as they cruise down the river, revealing the beautiful city on the banks. For the true gastronome, however, an even more memorable Paris dining experience awaits. At Le Foodist we offer a 'Once Upon a Table' gourmet evening, complete with five course dinner and matching wines. These dishes are cooked by our own gourmet chef and each course is chosen to reflect the very best of French culinary tradition.
Our five course meal is paired with five matching quality French wines, each chosen carefully by our very own sommelier to complement the food perfectly. During the evening he will discuss each wine and share some tips on how to identify your wine. Our gourmet Paris dining evening features much discussion with your French hosts on the history and culture which contributes to French cuisine. We firmly believe that having an appreciation of French culture deepens our understanding of French cuisine and contributes to our enjoyment of the food.
At Le Foodist, we also offer unique classes in French cooking. Our 'Travel and Chef' class for example begins in a Parisian food market, where our students learn to select the best ingredients and design a menu to incorporate the best produce available. Back in the kitchen they learn some of the same skills as classically trained French chefs, producing a three course meal which we then enjoy with matching wines. Throughout our classes we share our thoughts and unique stories on French dishes and menus, exploring the culture which has brought them to us.