When you think about Paris, food comes to your mind among the first things. Surely, Paris food tours will be full of indulgence and entertainment, if you plan your itinerary carefully, there is actually much to do in Paris for gourmands and gourmets!
Start your morning with visiting one of local cafes. You may choose one, located next to the hotel you are staying at, the main thing is that the cafe should have an open terrace for better views and it is a must to taste Paris croissants and cafe crème. Then, visit one of local markets, whereas the most beautiful one is the Saxe-Breteuil with magnificent views of the Eiffel Tower and the widest and freshest selection of food than in any other Paris market. It is better to buy fruit from market gardeners, identified with the sign "producteur" or "maraecher," since their products are seasonal.
Paris food tours should definitely include picnics as to pamper with fresh food in the open air. For this aim you can buy a variety of fruit in the market, including Mme Nochet' apples (the local gardener, who grows rare apple varieties), Peovencial artichokes, French strawberries, and white asparagus. French cheese is the major ingredient for any picnic. Goat's cheeses, comte, most popular cheese in France, blue cheese and hundreds of other traditional varieties are available at the Saxe-Breteuil market.
Chocolate tastings are a matter of special significance for Paris food tours. Hevinter, run by Jean-Paul Hevin, one of the best chocolate makers in Paris, is one of the boutique chocolate shops in the city that offers original and creative chocolate designs, such as bouchees, filled with bitter ganache, a raspberry or delicious pistachio paste, and chocolate "leaves", flavored with orange or cumin.
There are also excellent places for lunches, which travelers choose to visit one day or another. Some, but a few, include the bistro Le Troquet, Cafe du Marche and The Champ de Mars, located not far from the Saxe-Breteuil market. The restaurants go tonight and a traveler can feel confused about the choice: there are thousands of them. Start with deluxe restaurants that serve the French classic or haute gastronomy. These are Ambroisie, Dessirier, Drouant and Enclos de Ninon. Certainly, you will find a lot more to add to this list, and a variety of foreign cuisine vicinities, ranging from Russian to Vietnamese.
There is no better choice than to plan your Paris food tours with Edible Paris, run by a food critic and cookbook writer Rosa Jackson. She exactly knows where to take a discernable traveler and what to treat him to. Among all her renowned works, she has edited four editions of the Time Out Paris Eating and Drinking Guide (published by Penguin), a guide to more than eight hundred and fifty restaurants, bars and cafes. She also runs the cooking school Les Petits Farcis in Nice, and the Latin Quarter in Paris; thus, you have an opportunity to take professional cooking lessons. What concerns the idea that everyone has different tastes, each Edible Paris tour is customized to satisfy everyone's specific wishes. Contacting Rosa and describing your preferences in food, you can receive a comprehensive description of your Paris food itinerary.