Local Living in Paris: Your Guide through Markets, Bistros, and Boulangeries with Andres Medrano

Local Living in Paris: Your Guide through Markets, Bistros, and Boulangeries with Andres Medrano


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Each arrondissement of Paris contains a dizzying array of boulangeries, markets, and cafes to choose from. With so many options, how does one choose where to dine and drink during a quick trip to Paris? And what's the difference between a brassiere and a bistro? In just 90 minutes, we'll learn about where to go, what to order, and how to navigate the rules of French fine dining.

Together we will explore the city's leading farmer's markets and charming cafes.  We will discover the remarkable history of the renowned Marche des Halles – along with several more of Paris' leading bistros, brasseries, and boulangeries. Our local expert will provide helpful tips and tricks to help travelers navigate tipping, timing, and other need-to-know details to ensure a successful dining experience in Paris. For instance, how to read a French wine bottle or how to properly slice various types of cheeses and chocolates. 

During our time together we will also discuss where to find the city's finest wines and authentic champagne. By the end of our conversation, you'll be well-prepared for your next adventure in the City of Light.

Led by a food expert, Andres Medrano, this interactive seminar will combine history, genuine traditions, and suggestions on how to experience the authentic Parisian food culture. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased interest in trying a must-have food and wine experience, shoulder to shoulder with locals.

Eager to taste your way through Paris in person? We would love to meet you on our Baguette to Bistro: Paris Food Tour.

Andrés has spent more than 14 years in Paris honing his culinary skills and knowledge. Starting in 2008 at the famous FERRANDI, L'école de cuisine et hôtelière, he learned the hard way the fine art of pastry and cuisine, apprenticing in noted Michelin-starred restaurants. Inspired by French cuisine, he then had the opportunity to study alongside European champion chef Olivier Boudot to discover the secrets of French bread-making at the international Cordon Bleu school. Discovering a more epicurean penchant, he then left to study for the globally recognized Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 qualification, the French Wine Scholar, and the Champagne Master-Level program with the highest honors at the French Scholar Guild. He's also a Certified Wine Educator from the Society of Wine Educators. Now, armed with both the skills of a sommelier and culinary nous, he is bringing the disciplines together as a food and wine editor, leading bespoke, fun, relaxed, ‘under the skin of the city' tours around Paris's independent delicatessens & vintners. He co-founded his secret cellar cheese & wine experience at www.wetasteparis.com. Join him in sharing his passion for the traditions, methods & history of arguably the finest cuisine and wine in the world.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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Brenda (Larkspur, US)
Lots of information, history, recommendations

What a great seminar! Andres is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He has great recommendations and is very practical. For instance, mentioning that one of the restaurants he was talking about for historical atmosphere is one that locals don't go to because it is too expensive.

I also really enjoyed that he showed some videos of the markets, as well as pictures and discussion.

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A. (Dallas, US)

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J.R. (Voorhees Township, US)
Great course !

We have been to Paris many times. Andrés gave us a fresh view of the city and things to do

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C.B. (Pittsburgh, US)
Excellent

Exceeding my expectation. Always have trouble finding good food when i travel,, Thanks to Andres Medrano I now have an appreciation for the food scene in Paris and now have a list of food shop and a list of places to eat.

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C.F. (Santa Monica, US)
Great fun and helpful!

This was a wonderful tour for a Sunday afternoon longing to be in Paris. Visiting the various places to dine and shop, and hearing the opinions of someone so well-versed in the city and it’s culinary offerings was delightful.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
75%
(12)
13%
(2)
13%
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Brenda (Larkspur, US)
Lots of information, history, recommendations

What a great seminar! Andres is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He has great recommendations and is very practical. For instance, mentioning that one of the restaurants he was talking about for historical atmosphere is one that locals don't go to because it is too expensive.

I also really enjoyed that he showed some videos of the markets, as well as pictures and discussion.

A
A. (Dallas, US)

Guest did not leave comment

J
J.R. (Voorhees Township, US)
Great course !

We have been to Paris many times. Andrés gave us a fresh view of the city and things to do

C
C.B. (Pittsburgh, US)
Excellent

Exceeding my expectation. Always have trouble finding good food when i travel,, Thanks to Andres Medrano I now have an appreciation for the food scene in Paris and now have a list of food shop and a list of places to eat.

C
C.F. (Santa Monica, US)
Great fun and helpful!

This was a wonderful tour for a Sunday afternoon longing to be in Paris. Visiting the various places to dine and shop, and hearing the opinions of someone so well-versed in the city and it’s culinary offerings was delightful.