- September 17: a Soirée Documentaire featuring “A Film About Coffee” at Coutume Instituutti. Finger foods, craft beer, and locally roasted brews will be available to accompany the documentary. Tickets are are required and cost 9€. From 7:30-11:55pm at 60 rue des Ecoles, 75006.
- September 19-21: Le Carreau du Temple is taking to the streets with a multi-day Street Food Festival. 20 food trucks and 30 pop-up vendors will be serving international street eats. From 6-8:3opm at 4 Eugène Spuller, 75003.
- September 19-21: a floating gourmet market featuring 42 producers from the Southwest at Les Marchés Flottants du Sud-Ouest. At the quais de Montebello and Tournelle.
- September 20: 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.
- September 21: natural wines, Neapolitan pizza and smooth jazz at La Fête en Musique at La Cave des Papilles. From 11am onwards at 35 rue Daguerre, 75014.
- September 22: everyone to the table! The Tous Au Restaurant festival, started by Alain Ducasse, aims to highlight the diversity of French restaurants throughout the hexagon and get allow a diverse group of diners to experience the participating restaurants with special prix-fixe menus. Tickets are required. Each ticket counts for two dining companions but prices and menu options will vary depending on location.
- September 26-early December: All autumn long, the libraries of Paris are celebrating Le Gout et La Gourmandise with conversations, debates, and tastings with chefs, culinary historians, authors, and artisans. The festival kicks off with a discussion with Michelin starred chef Pierre Gagnaire at 7pm in the Hôtel de Ville library at 5 Rue de Lobau, 75004. Reservations for that chat are required and can be made at 01 42 76 48 87. All events are free.
- September 26-28: 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. To search for events by postal code and by day, visit their website.
- September 27: The massive wholesale market Rungis that supplies Parisian markets and restaurants is opening up to the public for a breakfast Rungissois. Explore the different pavilions and taste the products. Tickets are required and cost 115€. The tour/breakfast starts at 4:3oam
- September 27-October 3: After months of circumnavigation and culinary adventures, Harry Cummins and Laura Vidal (both formerly at Frenchie) are returning to Paris for seven collaborative pop-up dinners in the Aligre neighborhood. Small plates from Harry priced at 6-20€, wine pairing by the glass from Laura starting at 5 euros, cocktails from an all-star team of Parisian bartenders including Romain Llobet (Lockwood), Michael Mas (Mary Celeste), and Charlie Brock (Death by Burrito), and music every night from 9pm until late. More information and reservations via the Paris Popup Facebook page or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- September 27: 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.
- September 28: a free Hendrick’s gin tasting (straight up or in a cocktail) at Julhès. From 4-7pm at 28 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010.
- September 28: The 10th anniversary Fête des Paniers Bio du Val de Loire will feature a market of organic & sustainable products, 3 concerts from the Loire Valley. From 10am-6pm onwards just behind the Pavillon Paul Delouvrier in the Parc de la Villette, 75019.
- September 29: a free Hendrick’s gin tasting (straight up or in a cocktail) at Julhès. From 4-7pm at 59 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin, 75010.
- September 30: Autumn Cocktails Meet Up with 52 Martinis. From 7-10pm at the new private club le Kafka inside Club RaYé at 26 rue Dussoubs, 75002. Forest Collins is making the cocktails herself featuring Monkey Shoulder. RSVP requested.
- September 30: a free Hendrick’s gin tasting (straight up or in a cocktail) at Julhès. From 5-8pm at 54 rue du Faubourg Saint Denis, 75010.
- October 5: Cocktails, brunch treats, and the blogger himself at a David Lebovitz hosted brunch at Treize. Booking is required and tickets are 75€. From 1-4pm at 16 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75006. Additionally, there will be a book signing open to the public from 12-1pm.
- October 14: On Writing About French Food, a discussion between writers (and our contributing editors) Alexander Lobrano and Clotilde Dusoulier about the current state of Gallic cuisine, will take place at the American Library in Paris. From 7:3o onwards at 10 Rue du Général Camou, 75007.
- Mid October: The Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre, celebrates the harvest of the neighborhood’s 1,200+ grape vines with a giant parade, singing children, and a “Taste Trail” featuring over 160 food and wine stalls.
- Late October: demos, tastings, courses, and sweets abound at the Salon du Chocolat which hosts more than 400 chocolatiers, chefs, pastry chefs, cocoa experts and budding diabetics from all over the world at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.
- November 20: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivée! Check out Aaron’s incredible guide to last year’s best Beaujolais Nouveau parties, complete with history and winemaker interviews.
- Late November/Early December: sample wines from hundreds of small-scale, independent winemakers at the Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants.
- Early February: La Dive Bouteille will host its 15th annual wine tasting in the chilly cave beneath the Château de Brézé in the Loire Valley, featuring approximately one zillion winemakers.
- Late February/Early March: the annual Salon de l’Agriculture will be held at the Porte de Versailles expo center.
- Early March: the annual Omnivore Food Festival will return to Paris with three days of short demonstrations and master classes.
- 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, Sadaharu Aoki, Laurent Duchêne, Arnaud Larher, Jean-Paul Hévin, Dalloyau and Christophe Roussel. Expect long lines at any of these shops today.
- Late March: the Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants will be back for days of tastings with many hundreds of outstanding winemakers.
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