- Every Tuesday night: a live jazz concert to accompany absinthe based cocktails at the Pigalle bar Lulu White. From 7:30-11pm at 12 rue Frochot, 75009.
- 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.
- May 22-31: Paris Beer Week returns. Over 100 craft beer themed events, tastings, contests, and pairings, will take place at bottle shops, bars, restaurants, and breweries throughout the city culminating in a Grand Finale on May 30th (see below). A full listing of the week’s events can be seen here.
- May 28: Paris Beer Week events continue to pour in. Tonight: Frenchie To Go pastry chef Camille Malmquist and brewer Anthony Baraff of Les Brasseurs du Grand Paris are taking over Le Triangle for a Franco-American dinner. There will be plenty of beer on tap, caramelized ribs with cornbread, salmon mi-cuit with cauliflower tabbouleh, and best of all, a baba au beer. The formule is 23€. From 7-11pm at 13 rue Jacques Louvel Tessier, 75010.
- May 28: India Pale Ale beers are ubiquitous these days but were originally brewed during colonial times for the British to consume during the voyage to India since adding extra hops to the beer allowed it to survive the lengthy boat trip. Deck & Donohue and Le Bal Café are referencing this history, as part of Paris Beer Week. There will be copious IPAs and lamb rojan josh, tamarind potato curry, lime pickle and other British-Indian fusion treats. From 7pm onwards at 6 impasse de la Défense, 75018.
- May 30: free Champagne at Julhes’ Salon du Champagne. From 2:30-7pm at 54 rue Faubourg Saint Denis, 75010.
- May 30: Paris Beer Week wraps up with an all-day Grand Finale party featuring 31 different brewers from throughout Paris, France, and abroad. Over 60 beers will be available on tap. From 11am-11pm at La Bellevilloise at 19-21 rue Boyer, 75020.
- May 30: learn how to properly care for and maintain your knives with a 2 hour traditional whetstone sharpening class at the Japanese Knife Company. Classes are in French & English (specify when booking), cost 50€ per person and must be booked in advance. From 2-4pm at 13 rue de Cotte, 75012.
- May 31: CopperBay shines the spotlight on the ladies behind the bar with their Les Femmes du Bar event. Gwladys Gublin, Amanda Boucher, Jenbob Riley, Cristina Hernandez, Chloé Serra, and Kelly Ballett will be shaking up cocktails with Saint-Germain all evening. From 7pm onwards at 5 Rue Bouchardon, 75010.
- June 1-7: Chinese Food Week returns! 7 restaurants will be offering special menus and formules over the course of 7 nights as a way to discover the diversity of Chinese food in Paris. Reservations are required and can be made here.
- June 5-6: the Salon de Vin RDF will welcome hundreds of winemakers to the Palais de Brongniart for 2 days of tastings.
- June 6: a free Whiskey Salon at Julhès. Producers include Nikka, Balblair, Glenfiddich, The Dalmore, Jura, Suntory, Balvenie, Signatory Vintage, Gordon & MacPhail, Old Pulteney and more. Tickets can be booked here. From 2:30-7pm at 54 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010.
- June 21: celebrate Fête 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.
- March 20: the annual Jour du Macaron to celebrate macarons and raise money for charity. A single macaron is “free” in exchange for a charitable donation at Pierre Hermé and many other pastry shops. Expect long lines at any of these shops today.
- 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.
- May: La Fête du Pain, a.k.a. the Festival of Bread, returns just outside the Notre Dame cathedral. Demonstrations, tastings, and most importantly, awards ceremonies for the best baguette & best butter croissant will take place. Entry is free.
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