Our selection of the best food and wine events in and around Paris.
In a depressing, semi-apocalyptic year defined by reactionary responses to globalism, it’s fair to ask ourselves what, exactly, we are celebrating, when we celebrate the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday. Is Beaujolais Nouveau a symbol of international marketing run amok, an artificial wine-like confection of sugared-up,
The imminent annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau – no longer a media firestorm in the best of circumstances – may seem, in the wake of last Friday’s Paris terror attacks, about as pertinent as a rubber duck. In such troubled times, who needs wine? Who
The first ever Paris Cocktail Week will be taking place next week, featuring events, courses, and special drink prices at more than thirty bars around the city.
Throughout the week, bars, shops, and brewers will be hosting a wide range of events at locations across the city. With so many events on the schedule – beer tastings, lectures, brewing demonstrations, tap takeovers, beer-pairing dinners and more – there are going to be some tough decisions, but we’re here to help narrow it down.
Here’s the thing: Beaujolais Nouveau is really fun. Here’s our post-hangover report on the ten parties, fifteen wines, and bearded winemakers (too many to count) encountered as part of the 2013 festivities.
Good stuff exists. Here’s where to get it, and what it means to drink it. Our guide including the most tempting list of Beaujo Nouveau parties in Paris.
Wednesday November 20, 2013 (night before) La Robe et le Palais (13 Rue des Lavandières Sainte-Opportune, 75001) Owner Olivier Schvirtz and sommelier Loic Mougene throw what is possibly Paris’ last remaining quality-conscious midnight-release party for Beaujolais Nouveau on Wednesday the 20th November. The multi-faceted event will run
The new endeavor from Joshua Adler, formerly the wine director at Spring, offers international clients a safe, reliable way to ship interesting and hard-to-find French wines back home.
Two young British chefs who met while cooking for Gordon Ramsay are testing their chops on the Paris market in a pop-up series called The Takeover. The first dinner takes place this Saturday.
Craft beers, fried chicken and greens in Paris? It’s all part of a new pop-up brew pub idea from Phillip Lamb.
Demory is hosting a pop-up beer bar near the Pompidou through January 5.
If Kristen Beddard has her way, kale will soon be widely available in Parisian markets and restaurants. The revolution starts this Thursday at Verjus.
Our coverage of the (largely uncovered) 2011 Salon du Chocolat, including the all-chocolate lingerie show.
Trend alert: chocolate butt pads bring a fesse-tive element to this year’s all-chocolate fashion show.
We’re leaving in just a moment for the Salon du Chocolat and wanted to give you a taste of the chocolate fashion show that we’re hoping to see. Pay particular attention (or skip ahead to) the moment at 2:20 in this video from 2009 when a topless woman is blowing bubbles with her lover on a carriage made of chocolate.
Today is the big day! Join us from 4-7 p.m. along the Canal Saint-Martin, where rue Bichat meets quai de Jemmapes, to help us fete our first birthday. Bring your own edibles and drinkables, or order a pizza from nearby Pink Flamingo to be delivered — they’re offering a free beer with every pie, or 15% off for PbM picnickers. Le Verre Volé is nearby, too, for your wine needs.
Score: the kind people at Omnivore have just provided 10 free passes for us to give away to readers who want to attend their three-day food & wine festival in Deauville (Feb 20-22). More on how to win these tickets below, but first a few
There’s a free tasting of chevreuil (deer) charcuterie tonight at Spring Boutique, accompanied by €5 glasses of Cornas. That and other Paris food & wine events in our weekly roundup…
Wine lovers from all over the world are heading to the Loire Valley this week for some very impressive tastings. These plus wine tastings and classes in our weekly roundup of Paris events.
Free wine tastings, a fishy dinner, and some wine classes at Spring Restaurant
Book Reading & Signing December 18 (Saturday) at Spring Boutique: contributing editor Alexander Lobrano will be hanging out, sipping Champagne and signing/selling copies of the new edition of his must-have guide to Paris restaurants (Hungry for Paris). The reading will begin around 5pm but the festivities
Parties December 10 (Friday) at La Cuisine: A holiday party & book signing with three of our favorite Paris authors: contributing editor Alexander Lobrano (Hungry for Paris), David Lebovitz (Ready for Dessert) and Heather Stimmler-Hall (Naughty Paris). Stop by to say hello, sip Champagne, nibble
Free (or really cheap) Wine Tastings in Paris December 3 (Friday) at La Dernière Goutte: a free “Happy Hour” tasting with winemaker Julien Labat (Jura) accompanied by a good Comté from the same region. From 4:30-7:30pm at 6 rue de Bourbon le Château, 75006. December 4
The annual festival of barely-fermented wine is almost upon us, so we’ve rounded up a few ideas to help you get your headache on. Les Caves Augé 11am-7pm Free dégustation of Vins Nouveaux direct from the barrel, “ni filtré, ni collé, ni sulfité…” Winemakers to include Mas de
Free Tastings July 10 (Saturday) at Caves Augé: “Bulle” tasting featuring sparkling wines and ciders, excluding Champagne, from all over France (free). Last big tasting at Augé this season. From 11am-7pm at 116 boulevard Haussmann, 75008. June 10 (Saturday) at La Dernière Goutte: Tasting with winemaker Stéphane
Following similar events in New York, San Francisco and other cities, Paris will be hosting its very own Cupcake Camp this week on July 4. What’s a Cupcake Camp? An excuse to gorge yourself on sprinkles, basically. Local cupcake makers including Berko, Synie’s Cupcakes, Chloé
Free Tastings July 3 (Saturday) at La Dernière Goutte: Tasting of Côte Rôtie with winemaker Stéphane Ogier. Before the tasting, be sure to watch this fun video from David Turecamo that profiles the character of both Ogier and his wine. From 11am-7pm at 6 rue de Bourbon le
Free Tastings June 24 (Thursday) at Les Taulières: tasting of two Cabernet Francs from the Château du Petit Thouars (selection 2009 and reserve 2008) from 7pm. Later on, Sébastian du Petit Thouars (winemaker/DJ) will be spinning a special Cab Franc-inspired mix of music from 9pm to 1:30am