The motto of Paris - Fluctuat nec mergitur "tossed by the waves but not sunk" - will be mightily tested in the coming months. We will be sharing the ways in which restaurants and their clients are innovating and trying to stay afloat, showing generosity in the face of uncertainty, and otherwise keeping hope alive. We may also be documenting and mourning some restaurant closures.
With restaurants closed for the foreseeable future in Paris, industry personnel have banded together to help feed those on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.
We have cancelled all Paris by Mouth tours through the end of May (at least). Our clients needn't worry - we are offering 100% refunds and have refunded more than 100,000 euros to date. Our talented guides, on the other hand, have much to worry about...
Paris restaurants remain closed amidst forced confinement, so chefs are bringing their talents to Instagram.
Our food tours are on hiatus. Click here for information about getting a refund, or tipping a tour guide.
Restaurants in Paris have all closed until further notice in an attempt to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. This category also includes bars and cafés. Supermarkets, pharmacies, and bakeries will be allowed to remain open.
Here's what's new and exciting in the Paris food world this month.
This year's best baguette in Paris was baked by 26-year-old Taieb Sahal at Saveurs de Pierre Demours - Maison Julien in the 17th arrondissement.
Aux Bons Crus evokes roadside "routiers" of yore with classic French comfort food at truly reasonable prices.
Pantagruel boasts a unique concept: three ingredients approached in three different ways on three different plates. The result is an exercise in delicacy and precision.