Taste of Paris – Festival of Parisien Chefs
The original World Taste food fair began in London in 2004 with such success that it is now an annual event to tickle every foodie's taste buds. Today, Taste Of... is pretty much global, with more than 22 events in 12 countries, from Dubai to Milan via Auckland and Cape Town.
Taste of Paris, the 1st French version will be held beneath the Art Nouveau dome of Le Grand Palais between the 21st and 24th May 2015 and showcase the talent of 14 chefs including: Alain Ducasse & Romain Meder at Le Plaza Athénée : L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon : Francis Fauvel Aux Lyonnais : Restaurant : Kei Kobayashi : Stephanie LeQuellec, Le Prince des Galles, Jean-Louis Nomicos, Les Tablettes, David Rathgeber, L'Assiette, Guy Savoy Restaurant, Pierre Sang in Oberkampf, Restaurant Frédéric Simonin and Frédéric Vardon, Le 39V.
Under the patronage of Alan Ducasse and Joel Robuchon, restaurants and gastronomy brands will be serving their signatures in mini-tasting format, sharing their secrets via demonstrations, workshops and lively discussions. Le Grand Palais will be transformed into 14 pop-up bistrots and brasseries,
Pass Discovery : 25€ includes entry + 5-10 tastings
Pass Gourmet : 45€ includes entry + 25 tastings
Pass Gourmet Duo : 80€ for 2 people + 50 tastings
Pass Premium VIP : From 95€ includes champagne : 45/55 tastings + priority booking in the Paris restaurants of participating chefs
Book lunch/ dinner (up to 8 friends/clients) for unique tasting menus by participating chefs : from 250€ per person: 6 dishes, including wine.
Metro : Champs Elysées Clémenceau
Gôut de France: 1000 Chefs 1000 Menus 5 Continents
In 1912, Auguste Escoffier, 'the King of Chefs', created 'Epicurean Dinners.' His plan: one date, one menu, served in cities worldwide to as many guests as possible using fresh locally grown produce.
With the expert input of Alain Ducasse, 2015 gathers 1,000 chefs across five continents as Goût de/Good France evolves Escoffier's concept, bringing diverse categories of restaurants together globally. Good France will celebrate French gastronomy in various locations worldwide on March 19, 2015. A total of 1000 chefs on all five continents are expected to join the event on the eve of spring. Dinners served simultaneously in participating restaurants will honour the merits of French cuisine, its capacity for innovation, and its values: sharing, enjoying, and respecting the principles of high-quality, environmentally responsible cuisine. This event also celebrates French cuisine's recent listing in the "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" category by UNESCO.
Oh là là how delicious.
March 19, 2015,
To see what's cooking where you are, go to: www.goodfrance.com
Omnivore 10th Anniversary Festival
In 2006 Luc Dubanchet, former GaultMillau editor, shook up French cuisine with the creation of the Omnivore festival. From 8th-10th March the left-bank Maison de la Mutualité becomes foodie central as gastronauts gather to party and check out top chefs (including Jean-François Piege, Thierry Marx, Grégory Marchand, Alexandre Gauthier)
The buzzing event segues over three floors, includes incredible demos in Mutualité's state-of-the-art theatre, where chefs strut their stuff like rock stars. Lots of avant-garde cooking is on the menu, paired with thought provoking discussions concerning the future of food and wine.
Day Pass €39
3 Day Pass €99
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