Foodies headed to Paris know they’re in luck, but do you know exactly how lucky? Paris is home to over 70 Michelin-starred establishments, many of which climb to the 2 and 3 star range. Discover top Michelin starred restaurants in Paris and start making your choices now; as you might guess, reservations are required, and […]
In this video we give you step-by-step instructions on how to sabre a champagne bottle like a pro. Instructional Video: How to Sabre a Champagne Bottle Is there a new baby in the family? Did you receive a promotion at work or get recognized for a job well done? Whatever the case, a time of […]
Bastille Day—the day commemorating the beginning of the French Revolution—is on the horizon and with it comes the opportunity to enjoy some French culture here in the United States. In France it is customary to celebrate significant events or to start a meal with an aperitif or special drink. Five Popular French Aperitifs Kir: This ...
If you’ve visited major metropolises worldwide, you might find Paris’ view on restaurants open on Sundays surprising. Whereas in most major cities, things generally remain open, particularly in neighborhoods frequented by visitors, the seventh day of the French week is a day of rest, and many shops and restaurants in Paris are ...
When pairing French wine with seafood, it is good to consider that though it is customary to serve white wines with seafood or poultry, and red wines with beef and other red meats, fish varies in flavor; some are light and others are more substantial. How the fish is cooked, and with what sauce, are […]
In this video we discuss the proper wine tasting etiquette while taking a wine tour in France. We cover how to dress, what questions to ask your guide, as well as a brief overview of the proper tasting techniques. One question I get from my guests before they taking a wine tour in France is: […]
Not all caviar is caviar just as not all champagne is champagne. The term caviar is reserved for roe that is extracted from wild sturgeon caught in the waters of the Caspian and Black Seas, while other roe, such as salmon, should be called just that, roe. Likewise the bubbly, golden drink often nonchalantly called […]
With warm weather now here, the barbeque season has begun. It’s also time to enhance your dining pleasure with some tasty French wines. This is not the season for complex, layered wines. Now you want flavorful, fruity wines that complement the dinners you are preparing outside on the barbeque. French Wines for Your Barbeque The […]
When you consider French or even Paris cuisine, a host of images come to mind: crêpes spread thickly with Nutella, escargots bubbling in an herby, buttery sauce, fresh salade niçoise topped with tiny brown olives. And while all of these and more are easy to come by in Paris, they don’t actually hail from the capital. Each one ...
Here is our essential Paris guide with useful articles and guidelines for touring the most romantic city in France, and for sampling it’s food and wine. Paris, known as the City of Light, is considered by some to be the most beautiful city in the world. It exudes romance and attracts artists and culinary masters […]