Food in Paris: Top Tips on Where to Go, What to Eat, and How to Order

Learn how to live like a local in Paris, exploring markets, boulangeries, patisseries, and more
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Lecture Description
Each arrondissement of Paris contains a dizzying array of boulangeries, markets, and cafes to choose from. With so many options, how does one choose where to dine and drink during a quick trip to Paris? And what's the difference between a brassiere and a bistro? In just one hour, we'll learn about where to go, what to order, and how to navigate the rules of French fine dining.
Meet Your Expert

Andrés, a seasoned culinary expert with over 16 years of experience, is both a Sommelier and a Parisian chef. He began his journey in 2008 and honed his culinary skills through rigorous apprenticeships at Michelin-starred establishments. Inspired by French cuisine, Andrés trained under European champion chef Olivier Boudot at Cordon Bleu, specializing in French bread-making. His passion for wine led to top honors in the WSET Diploma, French Wine Scholar, and Champagne Master-Level program, making him a certified wine educator recognized by the Society of Wine Educators. Today, Andrés combines his sommelier finesse and culinary mastery as a food and wine editor, offering exclusive, immersive Parisian tours of independent delicatessens and vintners. He's also the co-founder of an award-winning secret cheese cellar experience in Paris ( Join Andrés to uncover the rich traditions and history of world-renowned cuisine and wine in the heart of Paris.

Together we will explore the city's leading farmer's markets and charming cafes.  We will discover the remarkable history of the renowned Marche des Halles – along with several more of Paris' leading bistros, brasseries, and boulangeries. Our local expert will provide helpful tips and tricks to help travelers navigate tipping, timing, and other need-to-know details to ensure a successful dining experience in Paris.

During our time together, we will also discuss where to find the city's finest wines and authentic champagne. By the end of this lecture, you'll be well-prepared for your next adventure in the City of Light.

Led by a food expert, Andres Medrano, this interactive lecture will combine history, genuine traditions, and suggestions on how to experience the authentic Parisian food culture. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased interest in trying a must-have food and wine experience, shoulder to shoulder with locals.
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Excellent! I watched and rewatched it. It gave me a great structure to better appreciate the Paris Walking Food Tour I took later and just in general, a grounded understanding that enhanced my first time in Paris. Thank you Andres!
Merci!! This was so helpful. I took notes and definitely will use them!
Excellent! Terrific overview for our upcoming trip to Paris.