Paris was called “a moveable feast” by Ernest Hemingway and for the abundance of superb food and drink, Paris is paradise. The elegant city and its residents are lovers of bread, wine, and sauce and have endless ways to do it. Whether at the annual bread festival la Fete du Pain or at the secluded Chef’s Table at Le Meurice in the secret basement peering into Jocelyn Herland 's kitchen, every experience in Paris is exceptional.
With all of the seductive dining options Paris has to offer, it can be tempting to indulge whenever you’d like but hours are strict with lunch served from 12:30 to 2:30pm and dinner from 8 to 10pm . Wine bars may have more flexible hours and brasseries tend to serve all day. French fries and mussels cooked in a garlicky white wine and cream broth is a brasserie staple that is good any time of year.
With the world turning towards natural wines, Paris is leading the way, drinking less Burgundy, Bordeaux, and even Champagne in favor of a purer pour. The city brings wine and cocktail drinking into the future with various apps to help you drink better, using Bar Tab 2.0 technology and subscription based cocktail clubs.
A turn toward contemporary wine drinking and attention to detail in the culinary craftsmanship of daily provisions like bread and cheese makes Paris a gourmand s dream. Remember your local etiquette, don’t forget bonjour, Merci, and bonne journée , greeting and thanking everyone you meet. Paris appreciates the polite.