November 25: Pumpkin cheesecake, wild boar sandwiches, and beer from Deck & Donohue brewed with fresh hops at Potiron, Sanglier and Houblon Frais. The autumnal feast will take place at Rosemary. Pints are 8€ and the sandwich/dessert combo is 15€. From 6pm at 4 rue Crillon, 75004.
November 29: a tasting of wines (and even a local beer) that will “awaken your senses and amaze your spirit” at Naturisme. From 11am-6pm at 120 avenue du Président Wilson in Montreuil. Tickets are 3€ and include a glass. While you’re out in Montreuil, check out our guide to this banlieue.
December 2-6:Cave du Miroir becomes a cave à biéres (Dear Beer) with over 100 French & international wines. Small plates will be paired with the beers each night. From 12-10pm at 94 rue des Martyrs, 75018.
December 4-5: Le Grand Tasting will welcome hundreds of wine makers to the Carousel du Louvre for tastings and wine master classes.
December 10: pair Irish beer with Irish cheeses at a tasting led by expert Elisabeth Pierre at the Paname Brewing Company. From 12pm at 41 bis Quai de la Loire, 75019.
December 15: learn more about cellaring wines at the American Library in Paris with a workshop from Josh Adler of Paris Wine Company. The tasting & discussion will include tasting new & old vintages of the same wines to explore how wines change over time. Tickets are 45€ per person for natural & biodynamic wines paired with cheese and charcuterie. Reservations are required. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. From 7:30pm at 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007.
Now through January 7: Go greener with a pop-up organic shop where everything is sold in bulk without packaging. The temporary Biocoop can be found at 14 rue du Château d’eau, 75010.
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 Saturday: a free wine tasting every Saturday, usually with a winemaker or two present, at La Dernière Goutte from 11am-7pm. Visit them at 6 rue de Bourbon de Chateau, 75006.
February 11-14: The Taste of Paris returns to the Grand Palais. The food festival will feature more than 18 chefs and 60 different bites.
February 23-26: the Salon du Fromage will feature 165 producers, farmers and cheesemongers from 13 different for a celebration of all things dairy. There will be ample tastings, discussions of major trends in cheese, and even cheese platter composition contests. From 9am-7pm at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles at 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015.
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 6-8: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. For the first time ever, they’ll add an “avant-garde” scene and the city of Montreal will be this year’s guest of honor.
March 20: the annual Jour du Macaron to celebrate macarons and raise money for charitable causes.
June: the Salon de Vin RDF will welcome hundreds of winemakers to the Palais de Brongniart for 2 days of tasting.
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, international cooking classes, picnics, cheese fashion shows, and more.