— For the morning tour, we'll start near the historic Beauvau covered market in the 11th arrondissement and the lively outdoor Aligre marché that accompanies it. We'll visit my favorite artisan wood-oven bakery, a "sweet" chocolate shop, a enticingly pungent cheese shop piled high with delectable cheeses of all ages, sizes, textures, forms, and regions, a tiny bottega, an olive oil-spice boutique, and a real mom & pop “specialty" shop.
— For the afternoon tour, we'll start up the road a bit at a tiny "hole-in-the-wall" artisan olive oil shop then head back to all the endearing boutiques mentioned above (minus the outdoor market, which is closed in the afternoon).
There will be tastings a plenty... Along the way I'll explain the workings of the outdoor markets, spin a bit of Parisian history, and point you to the sight. You'll receive an itinerary map and list of addresses we visited by email.
— If you'd like to discover the pleasure and passion that is French natural wine, we can add a trip to a cozy natural wine boutique just down the road, lined with a rich array of the finest French vin nature.
The exuberant shop owner will pop open a couple white and red natural wines from different wine regions and terroirs in France. I'll pull some bread, cheese, and an array of home-made nibbles, full of seasonal vegetables, out of my bag… and at once give you an abreviated course on natural wine making, introduce you to the amazing and surprising alchemy the winemakers of vin nature - all wizards of a sort - practice on (and with) their grapes, as well as the gustative pleasure of paring their various unique personalities with different tastes and savors.
Please email me for further information, availability and bookings.
Tuesday thru Friday
10am - 1pm and 2:30 - 5:30pm
— 160 euros for an individual
— 100 euros per person, for parties of up to 6