A Foodie’s Palate on Parade
in the Culinary Center of the World!
Paris, “City of Lights,” is a place where cuisine and culture come together. A quiet hotel in the 15th arrondissement of Paris serves as your home base for 7 days and 6 nights. You’ll learn why Paris overwhelms every food lover with delight as you discover Paris through all of your senses. Your three English-speaking cooking classes are hands-on and led by international chefs, who will explain not only the cooking techniques but also the history and culture of this refined French cuisine. Your chef will take you shopping in the open-air market to find the perfect ingredients to create a memorable culinary experience. You’ll create a 4-course dinner that combines technique and gastronomy where you’ll learn to cook like a local, including how to make the famous French croissant. Appreciate breathtaking views of Paris from the Seine River Lunch Cruise while relishing fine French cuisine and wines. Two lunches in typical Parisian bistros and an elegant dinner inside the Eiffel Tower will complete your culinary adventure in Paris.
Hotel Home Moderne - Classic Room - For One (Dbl Occ)
The Hotel Home Moderne is located in a quiet area near the Parc des Expositions of the Porte de Versailles. Completely renovated in 2009, this charming hotel offers a lovely stay with historical environs. The hotel is just steps from the beautiful park, Georges Brassens, and the nearby tramway takes just three minutes to arrive at the Parc des Expositions of the Porte de Versailles. Private transportation, bus, and metro are within a 10-minute walk, allowing you to conveniently reach points of interest.
Round-Trip Airport Transfers
You will be met at the airport by your private chauffeur who will take you directly to the hotel so that you may settle in for your week of culinary discovery in Paris. Your hotel is located in a quiet area of Paris and surrounded by history, culture, and gastronomic surprises. After arrival and check in at your cozy hotel, you’ll want to stretch your legs, discover the neighborhood … or just take a leisurely stroll around the park next door.
European Breakfast Buffet Each Morning
You will enjoy a full buffet breakfast that is included every morning in a bright breakfast room or on the terrace. You will find a variety of breads, croissants, yogurts, cheese, cereals, juices, coffee, tea and much more. An early morning petit déjeuner is a great way to start your culinary adventures in Paris.
Bistro Lunch & Wine
A rendezvous is scheduled for you at this typical Parisian restaurant which is just across from a lovely park (a short five-minute walk from the hotel). Savor your choice of either an appetizer/main course or a main course/dessert along with a glass of wine. Popular with locals, Parisians gather here to enjoy the ambiance of the neighborhood and visit with friends and family. Join the buzz and be seated outside to absorb the feel of the city.
Good Afternoon, Croissants!
Discover the famous croissant - the King of the French breakfast table - during your special baking class, where you will learn to make your own buttery, homemade French croissants! Master technical applications, including hand kneading and folding the light, flaky pâte feuilletée levée (a yeast-based puff pastry dough). Your instructor will break down the many-stepped process so that you will feel confident when you try this on your own back home. Last but not least, you will leave with a box full of authentic French croissants that you helped bake!
Scenic Seine River Lunch Cruise
A highlight of your Paris visit, your Seine River Lunch Cruise showcases a splendid panorama of live musical entertainment, refined cuisine, and delicate and attentive service. Board at the foot of the Eiffel Tower for a host of sensations on the finest thoroughfare in Paris - the Seine. The glass-encased restaurant has an all-inclusive menu, where dishes are made from fresh products selected each morning and cooked to order, and served with fabulous wines.
Gastronomy Les Halles: Paris Food Tour
You’ll discover culture and culinary magic in one of the most historic parts of Paris, Les Halles, where the world’s largest food market was once located. At the market, retrace mysteries and hidden culinary secrets, and visit the foundations of the French culinary scene. Visit the famous cooking equipment store, and behold some of the oldest French delicacies you can imagine: from cheese, to fois gras, from sweets to meats! Along the tour you’ll collect delicacies from each store that you’ll sample and enjoy with a glass of wine back at the cooking school.
Bistro Lunch and Wine
You’ll have the opportunity to discover yet another local restaurant / bistro which is just around the corner from the hotel. "Le Clos Morillons”, offers wonderful French cuisine with savory wine pairing. Enjoy a lovely lunch with wine before heading on to your next cooking class.
Hands On Cooking Class | Gourmet Dinner and Wine
If you’ve ever sat down to a meal and wished you could recreate it at home, this Gourmet Soirée might be just the thing. In a mélange of gastronomy and technique, your chef will guide you from the essential mise-en-place through to the preparation and onward to the plating and presentation of the final dishes. After all your hard work, you’ll sit down with your fellow classmates to enjoy the fruits of your labors (with wine!) in the dining area overlooking Notre Dame and La Seine. A perfect end to a delicious soirée!
Food Market Tour & Cooking Class | Gourmet Lunch & Wine
Visit an open-air food market in a nearby Parisian neighborhood where your guide/chef will explain the different types of produce and ingredients available for your gourmet lunch. Back at the cooking school, you will learn to prepare a fabulous lunch, enjoying the fruits of your labor. A 4-course meal with two wines and a local host who will share surprising tales of how the food you’ve prepared relates to the local culture make this a special adventure.
Eiffel Tower Dinner
As a finale to your week in Paris, view the City of Lights from the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant located on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower. Starting with an aperitif and Champagne, followed by a full 3-course dinner with complementary wines, enjoy the incredible scenery and beauty of Paris after dark.
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