October 6: Susan Loomis, author of In a French Kitchen: Tales and Traditions of Everyday Home Cooking in France, will be presenting her cookbook as part of the American Library in Paris Evenings with an Author series. The event is free. From 7:30pm on at 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007.
October 7-11: The Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre celebrates the harvest of the neighborhood’s 1,200+ grape vines with a festival including vineyard visits, a parade, singing children, and over 100 food and wine stalls.
October 28-November 1: the annual Salon du Chocolat will take place at the Porte de Versailles.
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 and Saturday: a free wine tasting every Friday night – their weekly happy hour “Wine Down” – at La Dernière Goutte from 5-7:30pm. On Saturdays, they open bottles from 11am-7pm. Visit them at 6 rue de Bourbon de Chateau, 75006.
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: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 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.