- 2.5-hour evening Paris wine tasting with dinner and an expert sommelier
- Visit a top Paris wine bar to taste four fabulous French wines, including Champagne
- Complement your tastings with a 3-course dinner prepared by a Cordon Bleu French chef
- Get the inside track on how best to taste wine, read French wine labels and pair wines with food
- Swap notes with your fellow guests in a convivial atmosphere
- Finish with a classic French digestif such as Cognac or Calvados
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What You Can Expect
Listen to your sommelier’s presentation of four top-notch French wines, including Champagne, to match your 3-course dinner prepared by a Cordon Bleu French chef. (Menus vary according to the season, see below for sample courses.) At the end of the evening, you’ll receive an information sheet on the wines you’ve tasted.
While you eat, savor the ample servings of wine and learn why the wines chosen make the perfect foil to your food. Build your wine knowledge as your sommelier explains concepts such as terroir — the type of natural environment in which a wine is produced. Glean expert tips on how to taste wines properly.
Drink in the convivial atmosphere and after dessert, enjoy a tasting of a classic digestif such as Cognac, Calvados or Bas-Armagnac before you return to your hotel.
- Homemade duck foie gras (duck liver) with apple and mango chutney and red onion jam
- Duck Magret (breast of duck raised for foie gras) with pumpkin velouté (sauce thickened with butter or cream)
- Moelleux au chocolat (chocolate fondant) with homemade vanilla ice cream
Very enjoyable evening. Food was delicious. Alain was a great host and was very knowledgeable. Great way to learn more about French wine. Would highly recommend this tour.
Amazing wine place, helpful stuff
Good food, excellent wine and a witty sommelier (from Italy, yet) who was extremely informed about French wines and answered all our questions and then some. A very enjoyable way to spend an evening.
This wine tasting dinner exceeded any expectations I had built up in my mind for my last night in Paris. I was travelling alone, so wanted something where I wouldn't feel alone at dinner and it met that and more. We were seated at a long wine tasting table, very sophisticated and beautiful in the cellar of a restaurant. Our sommelier was more than attentive, was present for the entire time and led us on a wonderful path through French wines, their origins, anything we might have wanted to know was happily answered by Richard. He was cheerful, funny, seriously into teaching us about wine without being pushy. He really made our evening. I think he might have just stayed with us all night had we not needed to get back to our hotels before the Metro closed. Richard was a shining star of this tour, but the food was excellent as well. Thanks so much, Viator for offering this tour. Nobody should hesitate, just book it and enjoy!
Shane M Australia
This tour had all the makings of a great night out, stunning food, all three courses.
Matching champagne and wines, seriously who could want for more.
Our Sommileir Lionel was just terrific, very knowledgable in his field, and also had a great sense of humor.
The ambience of the restaurant fitted with the theme of evening. Private dining in a wine cellar, absolutely superb. Thankyou Viator for this one.
David K Australia
Wined and dined by a very knowledgable local.
This made our evening. They obviously spent a lot of time preparing. The room was intimate and beautiful. They spent a lot of time with us discussing the wines and any and all wine topics. The food was as good as or better than any we had elsewhere in Paris.
We highly recommend this experience.
Outstanding! Our wine knowledge expert (as he called himself) was informative and the food was wonderful. I enjoyed the restaurant so much I went back on my own another time. Highly recommended!
My husband and I had a great evening. Great venue, food, wine, champaign.
Totally enjoyed the evening especially meeting the other people around the table and Pierre the Somilier.
What a lovely evening in a "real" French wine bar and cellar. Pierre our sommellier did a wonderful job explaining the different wines we were drinking and how it was pared with the foods. While the food was ok - the great wine and the intimate setting in the wine cellar made for a fabulous evening. The table holds no more than a dozen folks, which makes it a lot of fun. Pierre was generous with is pours, which made it even better. Once you have experienced a few very pricey meals in Paris (it seems every one is)- this event is a great value andwe highly recommend!