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
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We get excited at the start of each year where we here about the many great things to come in Paris. Check out some food (and drink), loving finds to whet your appetite in 2018.
Our Sommelier, Mona shares some wine pairing tips to help make your Christmas dinner both festive and tasty. Impress your family and friends with these great suggestions