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.
OUR FOOD & WINE CLASSES IN PARIS
What would France be without its many cheeses? Come and discover one of the best parts of French culture in a Cheese & Wine Class. Our sommelier will guide you through 5 French cheeses and wines.
An evening at the Chef’s Table. A French food & wine pairing experience. A seat in the chef’s kitchen. Sit back, be entertained & enjoy 5 tasting plates & 5 wines with Chef & sommelier by your side.
A one-on-one experience with an expert Chef to build on your skills, tailor-made to your tastes. Classroom privatized for individuals or groups. A great idea for team-building or Hen Do’s in Paris.
FROM OUR PARIS BLOG
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.
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!
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.