- Every Friday night: a free wine tasting every Friday night – their weekly happy hour “Wine Down” – at La Dernière Goutte from 5-7:30pm at 6 rue de Bourbon de Chateau, 75006.
- Every Saturday morning: an introduction to coffee cupping at Belleville Brûlerie. Space is limited to 8 people and reservations are required. Tickets for the tasting are 20€ per person and include a sack of freshly roasted beans to take home. Starts 11:30am at 10 rue Pradier, 75019.
- Every Saturday: a free wine tasting at La Dernière Goutte from 11am-7pm at 6 rue de Bourbon de Chateau, 75006.
- Every Sunday evening: bingo & pastrami (and other American) sandwiches at Freddie’s Deli. Prizes are different each week. From 6pm onwards at 22 Rue Crespin du Gast, 75011.
- April 22: get your copy of Frenchie: New Bistro Cooking signed by the chef of Frenchie himself, Gregory Marchand, who will be at the American Library in Paris for a talk. From 7:30pm onwards at 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007.
- April 23: beer & cheese pairing class (in French) with Elisabeth Pierre, the author of Guide Hachette des Bières, in the heart of the Marché Couvert La Chapelle. From 8:15pm onwards at 10 rue de l’Olive, 75018. Booking is required and can be done at 01 42 05 31 59. Tickets are 25€ and cover 5 beer & cheese pairings.
- April 24: a Brewfist tap takeover at La Fine Mousse. 18 American & Italian style beers will be available all night long at 6 avenue Jean Aicard, 75011.
- April 24: Coutume coffee and Levalloise beer have partnered on a Porter made with cold brew. Celebrate their collaboration and taste the results from 6-9pm at 47 rue de Babylone, 75007. The first tasting is only 1€.
- April 28: learn about (and taste) artisanal wines from Languedoc-Roussillon alongside Josh Adler from The Paris Wine Company. From 7:30pm onward at The American Library in Paris at 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007. Tickets are 35€, booking is required, and can be done by e-mailing Grant Rosenberg at rosenberg@
americanlibraryinparis.org. Snacks will be provided.
- May 1: the Premier Mai means the launch of the spring cocktail menu at the inauguration party of the terrace at Le Syndicat, the bar devoted to the “organization and defense of French spirits.” From 6pm-2am at 51 rue Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010.
- May 5: celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Paris with a live mariachi band, margaritas, and Mexican food from El Nopal. From 8pm onwards at Belushi’s Gare du Nord at 5 rue de Dunkerque, 75010.
- May 12: cruise and booze with The Chamber during a Tiny Boat Apero. There will be a small bar aboard the small electric boat for sipping & snacking on a leisurely ride down the Canal Saint Martin. Flasks and marine themed costumes are encouraged. Booking is required. Tickets are 30€ for members and 50€ for non-members. From 7-9pm at
- May 21-24: 14 chefs will install themselves at a pop-up restaurant in the Grand Palais for Taste of Paris. Alain Ducasse, Joël Robuchon, Francis Fauvel, Kei Kobayashi, Stéphanie Le Quellec, Jean-Louis Nomicos, David Rathgeber, Guy Savoy, Pierre Sang, Frédéric Simonin and Frédéric Vardon will all be serving mini plates of their famous food. Tickets range from 25-300€ depending on the package. Demos, cooking classes and other activities will also take place. At 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008.
- June 5-6: the Salon de Vin RDF will welcome hundreds of winemakers to the Palais de Brongniart for 2 days of tastings.
- June 21: celebrate Fete de la Musique & Pozzetto Gelato Caffè’s 10th birthday with gelato and tunes. From 6:30pm at 39 rue Roi de Sicile, 75004.
- Late September: La Fête de la Gastronomie, a 3 day celebration of Gallic gastronomy, will be taking place throughout France. The hundreds of events both in Paris and outside include markets, tastings, classes, picnics and more.
- Mid-October: The Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre celebrates the harvest of the neighborhood’s 1,200+ grape vines with a festival including poetry slams, a parade, singing children, and over 100 food and wine stalls.
- Late October-Early November: the annual Salon du Chocolat will take place at the Porte de Versailles.
- Late November-Early December: the massive Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants will return to the sprawling Porte de Versailles complex (crowds are intense) and Le Grand Tasting will welcome hundreds of wine makers to the Carousel du Louvre.
- Late January: La Fête de la Coquille, celebrating coquilles Saint-Jacques (sea scallops) and other seafood at an outdoor tasting festival in Montmartre.
- Late January: drink great cocktails at discounted prices during Paris Cocktail Week.
- Late January-Early February: a trio of Loire Valley wine tastings that draw wine buyers and enthusiasts from all over the world: La Renaissance des Appellations, Les Vins Anonymes, and La Dive Bouteille.
- February 27-March 6: the annual Salon de l’Agriculture will be held at the Porte de Versailles expo center, featuring thousands of prize-hungry animals, ranging from pigeons to two-ton bulls, plus an entire hall devoted to sampling and buying products from the many distinct regions of France. Read more in Our Guide to the Salon de l’Agriculture.
- March: Omnivore, the food festival devoted to “young cuisine” returns to Paris from their world tour with a series of demonstrations in Sweet, Savory, Artisan, Street Food and Beverage scenes.
- Late March: the Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants returns to the smaller and more manageable Porte de Champerret for days of tastings with many hundreds of outstanding winemakers.
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