If elegance should be defined in France, then Saint-Germain-des-Prés would be its exact description. This historical neighborhood, filled with beautiful churches and buildings, holds many anecdotes and a variety of passionate local food artisans.
Starting at 5pm, you begin with a visit to a beautiful 18th century mansion where the courtyard gives access to a very pretty deli. Alexandra is its owner and a complete foodie. Enjoy her unique specialties that she finds from local small producers with very high standards. Authentic oils and vinegars, chocolate produced by the oldest French chocolate brand or delicious Foie Gras are only some of her successes. Enjoy her delights on a crunchy baguette!
Afterwards, your Welcomer will take you to a luxurious butcher shop. The owner raises his own cattle and produces top-notch quality and trustworthy meat. France’s biggest head chefs use his products. You will be pleased to try his best sellers such as his dried beef meat. During a nice pause, the host will pair for you a carefully chosen wine and a savory tartare.
The Saint Germain Market is your next destination. Although shops are numerous, you won’t miss two indispensable shops. The first one takes you to a gustatory journey in the southwest of France. The specialty here is black pork meat products, where hog herds are raised with respect to natural resources. The second shop offers cheese found in famous executive chefs’ restaurants. From cow cheese from the Lyon region, fresh and mellow, to a matured cooked cheese from the Alps, and turophiles will be thrilled!
Time to go for dessert, isn’t it? After thoroughly discerning the creperies in Paris, we can assertively confirm that the the creperie we’re taking you holds such a light and flavorful that would require nothing more than a pinch of sugar. Yes, sometimes, simplicity is a virtue.
If your appetite is still not satisfied yet, your Welcomer will be able to suggest you further perfect addresses to go on discoveries on your own. Why not visiting a well-reputed local deli’s to taste some Mediterranean pleasures, such as the “calisson”. It’s a traditional – and really small – specialty from Provence, delicately mixing delightful candied melon and almond flavor!