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 Emily Dilling

Galette des Rois & Paris Flea Markets

The holidays may be over but the food festivities are still in food swing. Paris Paysanne’s Emily Dilling shares with us how some tips for finding the perfect fève for your galette des rois at the Paris flea markets and of course we threw in a recipe for you to make yours at home.


Sommeliers & Tour Guides blogger mona, team 2017