- Not less than 6 gourmet stops that will easily replace your dinner.
- A yummy 3-hour walk on Saint-Germain-des-Prés while tasting exceptional French food: French cheese, Baguette, Foie Gras, Pork meat etc.
- Come to see a luxurious Butcher Shop and relish its exceptional quality beef meat (Tartare, Saucisson)
- Savor the finest flavors from the sunny Provence products!
Gourmet Food Tour in St-Germain-des-Prés (Dinner Time)
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. Artichoke cream, divine blackcurrant butter or delicious Foie Gras are only some of her successes. Enjoy her delights on a crunchy baguette!
Afterwards, your Welcomer takes 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 bestsellers 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, turophiles will be thrilled!
After some extra purchases made by your Welcomer at a savory bakery, your moment has come to take the weight off your feet and rest for a while. You will go with your Welcomer to a well-reputed local delicatessen to taste some Mediterranean pleasures, such as the “tapenade”, a traditional dish from Provence made of olives and capers. Some Provence dessert will end marvelously your food tour with a calisson's delightful melon and almond flavor or the acidic taste of a Mediterranean fruit jellies.
If your appetit is still not satisfied, your Welcomer will be able to suggest you further perfect adress to go on discoveries on your own. Why not simply daring to have one of Paris’ best local crêpes? After thoroughly discerning the creperies in Paris, we can assertively confirm that the light and flavorful dough it holds would require nothing more than a pinch of sugar. Simplicity is our virtue. 😊
Is that tour recommendable for a vegetarian like me?
This tour offers mainly tastings based on meat or cold cuts. However, we can adapt the tour and replace the meat and charcuterie by extra portion of veggie food. Or why not booking our Veggie Gourmet food tour? See here.
Will I need to go for dinner after the tour?
This tour IS a proper dinner! You will taste all what makes a French meal: meat, cold cuts, cheeses, bread, wine and dessert. We bet you will be full at the end of the tour 😊
Are we standing all the time while eating?
The duration of the tour is shared between standing tastings in shops and seated tastings where you savor the purchases previously made.
What does the fee of the tour include?
It includes all the tastings and two glasses of wine. If you want to buy some additional comestibles as private purchases, it will be at your charge.
Meeting Address: 1 Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris, France - In front of Saint-Germain church, Metro line 4, Saint-Germain-des-Prés station
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