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.

“It is one of the best parts for me, sharing my knowledge over a nice dinner and pairing food and wine,” says Mona.



FROM OUR PARIS BLOG

by Cook'n With Class

Paris for the holiday season

It’s Christmas in Paris! If you’re heading to Paris this holiday season, you’ll want to stop in for one of our holiday-inspired cooking classes.


Sommeliers & Tour Guides blogger mona, team 2017