Parisian Gastronomy & Culture
Since 2006 I have led small and large groups of amateurs, experts and students on culinary walking tours and through annotated meals that connect the city’s contemporary food culture to history, art and literature. The Wall Street Journal recently named me one of its top ten culinary guides in an article featuring gastronomic tourism outside of the United States. Travel & Leisure includes me on its list of the world’s top fifteen tour guides.
My most popular tour, ‘The Belly of Paris,’ was inspired by Émile Zola’s 1873 novel of the same title and explores the streets surrounding the ancient market, Les Halles. Context Travel offers it regularly to small groups.
They also invite clients to learn about the origins of restaurants, while sharing a gastronomic lunch at the restaurant Laperouse and a behind-the-scenes peak into its hidden corners. An optional, postprandial walk through the neighborhood explores the origins of cafés and brasseries.
In addition, I lead private groups on bespoke gastronomic and art adventures. Such tours might combine a museum visit with lunch at a 3-Michelin-star restaurant; a trip to a château I have researched extensively; or an early morning trip to the modern central market, Rungis, followed by a hearty lunch of old-fashioned bistro fare.
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