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.
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FROM OUR PARIS BLOG
In this blog, Emily treats us to some of the best spots to find French Regional Cuisine in Paris! You can find traditional plats from all around the Country in Paris even though some say the cuisine is dying out. We don’t think so, which is why we have created this list to help you discover the best of the best!
See whats on this March! From Saint Patrick’s day to the endless possibility of exhibitions in Paris to your newest must-read book, we’ve got you covered!
We are excited to host Chef Jennifer Booker from the Maison Noire Américaine (Soul Food Atelier) on March 16, 2019, as she leads a day-long atelier on American Soul Food Cooking! If Soul food is your passion or if you have always wanted to learn this style of cooking, then be sure to register for this one time course full of inspiration, flavor, and fun with our guest Chef!