Mona Khalife

Our wine specialist & resident sommelier, Mona Khalife tells us that she did not come from a family into food & wine. Her interest in the industry particularly in catering when she started waitressing as a Summer job. She decided to pursue a catering degree at a well-known Lycée Alexandre Dumas in Alsace. It was here, during a tasting of Munster cheese paired with Gewurztraminer wine that she had an epiphany. She was going to become a sommelier. Following her course work to complete her degree, with a new passion begun, she first worked in fine dining restaurants with  a World Best sommelier in Paris. Our half-German, half-Lebanese wine enthusiast next wanted to continue her adventures abroad. Off she went to England where she worked as a head sommelier for a Hotel du Vin which focused on wine and a fine wine shop. She continued working as a wine specialist alongside world renowned sommelier Philippe Faure-Brac once she returned to France and has now decided to share her take on food & wine pairing by offering classes and tours to other wine enthusiasts.



FROM OUR PARIS BLOG

by Emily Dilling

Vegetarian Paris

A few years ago, you could count the number of vegetarian restaurants in the city on one hand. All that has changed in recent years: vegetarians no longer have to settle for veggie side dishes or a basket of bread when eating out in Paris and they can even have full on gastronomic experiences thanks to a growing number of plant-minded restaurants and cafés that have opened their doors.


by Cook'n With Class

Paris on the Go – 8 Parisian Fast-Foods for a Quick Lunch

Whether you are sightseeing, running to a meeting or catching a train sometimes a quick bite is your only option to refuel for the day. We have a great selection of places for all tastes, selected for the quality, price, and originality. A great fast- food feast in Paris awaits you!


by Emily Dilling

Packing a Lunch in Paris

There are so many things to see and visit while touring Paris that sometimes food takes a back seat on a tourist’s itinerary. For those of you who want to eat on the go but still embrace the Paris food scene, grab a quick bite on your way to your next destination or find pieces to put together a perfect picnic.


Sommeliers & Tour Guides blogger mona, team 2017