Senior Women's Travel

What does France do better Than anyone in the food world?

In my opinion, it’s creating a 3 star Ambience in its best restaurants

That includes beautiful surroundings, A style of food that you can only define As FRENCH.

But it’s matchless food service that isn’t Duplicated anywhere in the world. You are coddled and your meal Is served flawlessly.

We in the US can match the quality Of French food but somehow the Service thing eludes us.

Here’s my partial list of classic French food every visitor must try: Croissants,
Macarrons,
Hot chocolate,
Steak frites,
Onion Soup,
Steak Tartare,
Salade Nicoise,
Tarte Tatin

 
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TRAVEL BY KNIFE & FORK

DELICIOUS TRAVEL: Savor the best of regional cuisine.
Tastings, cooking, making food shopping exciting.

PARIS FEAST!

More than a taste of Paris -

2016 Date TBD

Paris' Most Famous Café

Paris' most famous café

4 indulgent days of tastings, cooking classes, restaurant visits, street markets.

Highlights:
3 or 4 cooking classes
The best Paris food tastes: the markets, the food halls, small food boutiques, “secret sources”
Restaurants: Michelin starred, casual favorites, best bistros
Wine and Cheese Tasting
Explore some of the great food streets of Paris, Rues des Grands Degustations, including Place de la Madeleine, Rue de Seines

PARIS FEAST ITINERARY

Day 1….Arrive in Paris. Transfer on your own to our 3 star hotel right in the heart of St. Germain des Pres. In my opinion, the perfect location to begin our food dominated days and nights.

Early afternonon, we will visit Bon Marche , one of the best food halls in the world. We’ll create a take out lunch feast from the vast array of tempting dishes to enjoy at our hotel just a short walk away. Next we will stroll our hotel area, the chic St. Germaine des Pres in the 6th arrondisement and visit some of its fabulous food stores: Pierre Herme and Laduree share honors as the best of stops for macaroons. In my opinion, Pierre Herme wins! For bread: there’s Polaine’s just a few steps away. On to Rue de Seines, one of Paris’ great food streets, for a few great tastes. Early dinner: J’Go (pronounced gigot (lamb) … a wine bar in the Marche St. Germain . Its specialty is spit roasted lamb from the Quercy. Or you can enjoy tapas, a plate of charcuterie or a fois gras tartine.

Great Art In Galleries And Small Museums  

Marche d' Aligre Vegetable Display

Verrines: Sweets in a glass

Apricot Tart

 

Day 2 …Our first cooking class…10:30 to 2pm. We prepare a 3 course meal. Lunch with wine follows the class in the elegant antique filled dining room of the cooking school.
Specialties of the school include rack of lamb cooked in a fig crust. Chicken from Normandy cooked with apples and cider..Chocolate and raspbery tart, Dinner: L”Epi Dupin…

Day 3... Morning visit to what I consider one of the best street markets in Paris: Marche d’Aligre, an indoor outdoor market, Lively and filled with great food vendors who are famous for shouting out their wares, A distinguishing feature not found in other street markets.
Noon: - 1:30 Wine and Cheese Tasting. Wine & Cheese Pairing…try some of the great French cheeses with compatible wines, for example, Crotin de Chavignol with a Sancerre, a Munster with Alsatian wine, Roquefort with a sweet wine.
Lunch: Caviar Kaspia… a splurge, Nova scotia salmon, blinis with caviar. Divine! Sip a chilled vodka or a flute of champagne, if you dare. Place de la Madeleine, the location of Caviar Kaspia, is also home to legendary Fauchon, Hediard,, both must visits. Plus 3 small food gems: a store that sells just mustards . another that just sells honey and one that specializes in truffles. The rest of the aftrnoon is free and dinner is on your own.

Juggler at Market

Day 4... CHOCOLATE TASTING: Paris is home to some of the best chocolatiers in the world. We visit some of the best: La Maison du Chocolat, Piere Marcolini (chocolate covered marshmallows are addictive), Christian Constant. Possible Cordon Bleu demo class.

Evening: We end our eating adventures with a Chocolate Cooking Class. Followed up with a simple bistro farewell dinner

Day 5... Leave for home or stay on in Paris…

Costs: $2750 … 4 nights hotel, no single supplement, all meals, cooking classes and tastings included in the Paris Feast itinerary. Taxis, when we don’t walk, are the preferred mode of transportation. We share cost of taxi rides.

ITINERARY DAYS MAY BE SWITCHED DUE TO COOKING CLASS SCHEDULES.

Not included: transfers to and from airport, breakfast and lunches, wine and alcholic beverages, coffee stop