- 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.
- March 26-28: the nomadic Danish brewer returns to Paris with 67 beers on tap in tow and will be installing them at various bars throughout the city as part of Mikkeller Paris Tap Takeover. Your best bet for the best selection is La Fine Mousse who will have 30 taps on Friday, March 27th. For more info on where they’ll be popping up (L’Express de Lyon, Brewberry and more) and what they’re brewing, check out their event page.
- March 27-30: 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. From 10am-8pm on March 27-29th and 10am-6pm on the 30th at 6 rue Jean Oestreicher, 75017. Tickets are 6€ or free for those in the trade.
- 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 28: Julhès is hosting a free Salon du Rhum. From 2:30-7pm at 54 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010.
- 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.
- March 31: Cheese labels as art at the library of the Musée les Arts Décoratifs. Learn about the history, significance and decoration of cheese labels in France throughout the years. The visit is free and doesn’t require booking. From 1-2pm at 111 rue de Rivoli, 75001.
- April 4: 3€ demi beers for each of Le Supercoin’s 3 years. Celebrate the craft beer bar’s birthday with some special brews on tap from 8pm-2am at 3 rue Baudelique, 75018.
- 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.
- 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.
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