- 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.
- 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. Read more in Our Guide to the Salon de l’Agriculture.
- February 28: submit to the Song of the Siren with bartender Gwladys Gublin at CopperBay. The former Captain of Experimental Cocktail Club will be behind the bar at the nautical themed bar from 6pm onwards. At 5 rue Bouchardon, 75010.
- 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 1: Les Foodingues are taking over Cream with Sticky Fingers. Mattias Castro will be in the kitchen and Dimitry Saint-Louis will be behind the bar. Reservations can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org
m. From 8:30pm-12:00am at 50 rue de Belleville, 75020.
- March 7: a free beer tasting at the Salon de la Bière at Julhès. From 2:30-7pm at 54 rue du Faubourg Saint Denis, 75010.
- 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 22: be on the cutting edge of fish butchery with a “How to Cut and Prepare Fish” class from The Japanese Knife Company. Chef Shaun Kelly will teach participants how to filet, scale, gut, and clean a whole fish. Participants will leave with their filet, plus a handful of recipes to prepare it at home. The class is in English with French translation available. Tickets are 90€ per person and must be booked in advance. From 3-6pm at 13 rue de Cotte, 75012.
- 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.
- March 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 29: sample (and discuss) the over 400 beers available at Planète Bière. Paris’ first beer salon is 25€ per person. From 12-7pm at Le Tapis Rouge at 67 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010.
- 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.
- 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.
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