- 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.
- January 24-31: drink great cocktails at discounted prices during Paris Cocktail Week. More than 35 bars (including Candelaria, Sherry Butt, Lockwood and more) will be shaking up the bar scene with a special PCW drink. Reserve for free in advance on their website.
- January 31: day drink with The Chamber, a private cocktail club, at Tea & Tipples. Sweet and savory nibbles will be available, plus bubbly, cocktails and tea. From 3:30-5:30pm at a private residence in Montmartre, 75018. Booking is required and costs 34€ for members & 54€ for non-members.
- January 31: stop by to sample a menu of Japanese Drinking Food from Emperor Norton, inspired by their recent spate of eating in Tokyo. From 8pm at Red House, 1 bis rue de la Forge Royale, 75011.
- February 1: four local bartenders (Amanda Boucher, Sullivan Doh, Guillaume Leblanc, Tim Ward) will be battling it out in a closing act to Paris Cocktail Week. Shaun Kelly (ex-Yard & Au Passage) will be making Sloppy Joes. From 8pm at Red House, 1 bis rue de la Forge Royale, 75011.
- 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 (Jan 31-Feb 1 in Angers), Les Vins Anonymes (Feb 1 in Angers) and La Dive Bouteille (Feb 1-2 in Saumur).
- February 6-8: Sugar Paris returns for the second year of a salon devoted to all things sweet. You can expect a treats bar, demos, cupcake demos for kids, and opportunities to purchase bakeware and other supplies. From 10am-7pm at the Grande Halle de la Villette at 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019.
- February 7: a Petit Salon for liqueurs, sweet natural wines & veiled wines at all locations of Julhès this weekend. Registration is required and can be done by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. From 2:30-7:00pm at 28 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 54 rue du Faubourg Saint Denis, and 59 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin, 75010.
- February 7: a free tasting of Italian wines at RAP Épicerie. They’ll be pouring Morellino di Scansano Poggio Trevvalle and Catanalesca blanc and Lacryma Christi rouge from Vésuve de Cantine Olivella. From 11:30am-1:30pm and 4:30-8pm.
- February 19 – March 9: spin the bottle with Laura Vidal & Harry Cummins from the Paris Pop-Up at Le Jeu de la Bouteille at Table Ronde. Laura will opening up special wines from Burgundy during the first week, the Loire the second, and will finish with “unknown” wines from small producers in France, Spain and Italy. Harry will pair 5 seasonal courses each week. 16 spaces only per night that can be reserved in advance directly through Table Ronde. Tickets are 45€ per person for 5 courses without wine at lunch and 100-125€ (depending on the week) for 5 courses with wine pairings at dinner.
- February 21-March 1: 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.
- February 28: day drink with The Chamber, a private cocktail club, at Tea & Tipples. Sweet and savory nibbles will available, plus bubbly, cocktails and tea. From 3:30-5:30pm at a private residence in Montmartre, 75018. Booking is required and costs 34€ for members & 54€ for non-members.
- March 8-10: Omnivore, the food festival devoted to “young cuisine” returns from their world tour even bigger and and more international than before. In addition to the Sweet, Savory, Artisan and Beverage scenes, there will be a “Street Food” scene for the first time featuring tacos, bao, fish & chips and more. 39€ for a one-day pass and 99€ for all three days. From 9:30am-6pm at Maison de la Mutualité, 24 rue Saint Victor, 75005.
- 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.
- March 27-30: the Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants will return to the smaller and more manageable Porte de Champerret for days of tastings with many hundreds of outstanding winemakers.
- 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.
- 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 literary themed 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.
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