French food festivals
Great chefs, young cooks and gourmets are all invited to these tasty festivals. Connecting tradition and innovation, they let you discover flavours of yesterday and tomorrow.
The Omnivore Festival brings together starred chefs and young talents at the Maison de la Mutualité. For three days in March, you’re invited to discover the French gastronomy in all its richness. Thanks to a broad and entertaining program, you can join one of the many masterclasses or attend to a show where the chefs share some of their best cooking tips. The culinary art will have no more secrets for you…
Omnivore Festival - Maison de la Mutualité: 24, rue Saint-Victor - 75005 Paris - In March
Under the nave of the Grand Palais, the Taste of Paris festival highlights great classics of the French cuisine. During this gourmet gathering, twenty Michelin-starred chefs introduce you to their signature recipes. Don’t miss the lunch served from 11 a.m to 4 p.m nor the dinner served from 7 p.m to midnight. Because your taste buds deserve the best of France gastronomy!
Taste of Paris: from 9th to 12th May 2019, at Grand Palais, 3, avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
Quite famous, the Salon du Chocolat doesn’t need much of an introduction. Well-known by the gourmets, it’s an unmissable rendez-vous for all chocolate lovers. Let’s dive into a world of delicacies, truffles, chocolate bars, cocoa trees and beans. But the art of chocolate is not only about tasting… With its impressive sculptures or its chocolate dress fashion-show, the Salon du Chocolat is also a feast for the eyes. Don’t miss the many workshops which help you discover the thousand and one secrets of this iconic food.
Salon du Chocolat: from October 31th to November 4th - Porte de Versailles - Pavilion 4, 1, Place de la Porte de Versailles - 75015 Paris
Harvest time in Montmartre
To go back to the roots and origins of the Montmarte vineyard, we have to travel far back in time - to the 10th century. Abandoned many times in the course of history, the Montmartre wine tradition finally made a strong come-back in the early 30’s. Still here today, the Clos-Montmartre celebrates its legacy for 4 days of festivities. During the Wine Harvest Festival, it’s all neighbourhood which vibrates to the rhythm of harvest. Even the children await you with their great Hip-Hop show.
Fête des vendanges de Montmartre: from October 10th to October 14th – 2018 - 75018, Paris New in 2018: “Décibels Vendanges” offers some 20 free concerts within the 18th arrondissement bars.
A benchmarket for foodies
In the Champerret area, the salon Saveurs des plaisirs gourmands shows the great diversity of the French terroir. Have an exquisite stroll at the “Marché des Producteurs” and be charmed by its marinade olives, mature cheeses, labeled vegetables, candied fruits, aromatic bouquets, truffles and other sweets. To close the festival, the “Trophées Saveurs” celebrate the taste for authenticity and reward exceptional products. Do not miss the drinks at nightfall on Friday: Winemakers and local producers are more than willing to talk with you in a friendly atmosphere.
Salon Saveurs des plaisirs gourmands: from November 30th to December 3rd 2018, Espace Champerret, 6, rue Jean Oestreicher, 75017 Paris