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Slip into the cellar-like tasting room of an acclaimed Paris wine bar-restaurant for an elegant 2.5-hour wine tasting dinner. An experienced sommelier has chosen four stellar French wines, including Champagne, each selected to pair perfectly with the three courses of your meal prepared by a Cordon Bleu chef. Gain insight into the origins of each wine and soak up the convivial atmosphere. Finish your delightful evening with a delicious digestif.

Highlights

  • 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

French Wine Tasting Dinner

Sample four exquisite French wines at this wine tasting dinner in Paris

Meet your fellow wine-loving guests and a seasoned sommelier at a centrally located  Paris wine bar-restaurant. In an elegant, cellar-like tasting room — all stone walls and vaults — take a seat at the communal dining table.

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.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:
First course:
  • Homemade duck foie gras (duck liver) with apple and mango chutney and red onion jam
Main course:
  • Duck Magret (breast of duck raised for foie gras) with pumpkin velouté (sauce thickened with butter or cream)

Dessert:
  • Moelleux au chocolat (chocolate fondant) with homemade vanilla ice cream

Customer Reviews

Rae Jeanne F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

WE ABSOLUTELY HAD THE MOST DELICIOUS DINNER AND PAIRS OF WINE DURING THIS TOUR. IT WAS VERY MUCH WORKTH EVERY PENNY. LUIS WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND HELPED ONE OF THE COUPLES IN OUR DINNER WITH THEIR WINE SELECTION. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TOUR AND PROBABLY TRY TO GO AGAIN MYSELF.

Laura O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

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.

dora

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Amazing wine place, helpful stuff

anita92024

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

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.

Jennifer USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Wined and dined by a very knowledgable local.

Jeffrey S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

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.

Kim P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

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!

Nicola B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

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.

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