Gourmet cooking class
G1 Home cooking with a local Parisienne
|Meet Dominique,Emmanuelle or Anne our Locals Parisiennes chefs at their home. They open their door wide to welcome you into her warm, friendly apartment or house closed to the 17th, in the 15th arrondissement or in Montmartre(9th) in Paris. Their culinary instruction will take you on a discovery of regional French favorites such as Beef bourguignon, Pot au feu, Charlotte aux fruits, and Tarte Tatin. €90 per person.|
|French cooking will be demystified as our chefs share their secrets for success in the kitchen, including, for example, the key to choosing the best cut of meat for your recipes. Their lesson is topped off with a tasting of all the dishes you’ve created together while seated at a table set in typical French style and accompanied with wine. You’ll leave eager to make these dishes again yourself at home!
A truly delightful culinary experience!
2 hours cooking class, one hour lunch.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and week-ends.
We signed up for a home cooking class because we wanted to take back what we learned. Emmanuelle was a great host because she answers your questions and gives you great advice. We had prepared and cooked stuffed tomatoes Provençal , rice pilaf and strawberry Sorbet. My 14 year old son was kept busy helping to prepare the meal which at the end was delicious. We also got to meet and talk to her teenage son which was cool. I was under the weather that day and she offered to to go to the pharmacy which was very kind of her . The home was very close to a train stop. Overall an excellent experience.
I enjoyed Home cooking with Dominique so much that I returned multiple times. The classes are in her beautiful home in a lovely part of Paris. Her classes are interactive and fun! The French dishes we prepared were achievable for even a novice. Eating our successful meal together with wine was always a memorable way to end the class.
I was lucky to learn about Isa and her business during the SIAL food show. My family was joining me for a week of vacation and a culinary class sounded like an excellent way to spend a day. Isa sent me several options and we ended up choosing to spend time in a French household learning to make Beef Bourguignon and Creme Brûlée.
Dominique, our hostess turned out to be a lovely lady, charming hostess and excellent teacher living in a beautiful Paris apartment. We spent the morning learning to make the classic French stew and dessert, then enjoyed it during a leisurely lunch with delicious wine at a beautifully set table.
It was truly an unforgettable day! Isa joined us for coffee at the end of the meal and we left feeling that we had made new friends.
I highly recommend Paris A Dream and look forward to our next adventure when we visit Paris again!
We had a fantastic time learning how to cook Creme Brûlée and Beef Bourguignon in Paris. Our cook and teacher was Dominique welcomed us to her home in the center of Paris. She was very friendly and full of cooking tips! Thanks so much.
Anne was a fantastic 'experience' host. Her generosity with time and genuine focus on ensuring we enjoyed the experience was great
We went with Paris A Dream to learn and experience the French style home cooking with chef Emmanuelle. It was wonderful - We liked the recipe very much & ended up shopping for the same spices while we were still in Paris so we can recreate the same dish at home! Highly recommended!
We had a great time cooking with Chef Dominique! Made a delicious meal of vegetable terrine, monkfish in tomato sauce, and tart tatin (menu customized for our group) while learning a ton about both cooking technique and French food. Dominique was a really lovely host and it was great to do a personal class for our group of four, all completely hands-on. Highly recommended !
G2 Food Tours
Meet Isa or one of her great guides and French artisans.
Savour Paris, discovering all this amazing city has to offer through its food and the artisans who celebrate it to its fullest. We create authentic gastronomic experiences for our clients, working exclusively with local master artisans to share their culinary delights with you. From €75 per person.
BELLEVILLE FOOD TOUR
An experience off the beaten path in a cool hipster vibe of the Eastern neighborhood of Paris 19th and 20th.
You will taste food from bakers,Provence oils, cheese …true artisans of the French gastronomic tradition. In addition to free product tastings on the Tour, you'll experience genuine interactions with extraordinary expert artisans. You will get a special behind-the-scenes look at how baguettes are made in the fabulous baker kitchen. Tantalizing sights, smells, and sounds await you.
Hold on to your taste buds--surprises are guaranteed !
The Tour ends in a wine shop where you share cheese and dessert paired with wine, introduced by the oenologist himself.
Length : Three hours walking tour with stops
Available on : Wednesdays,Thursdays , Fridays and Saturdays.
Time : 10:30 AM
Groups from 2 to 6 people.
55€/child, from 50€ to 79€/adult ( prices for group). All included : tour , food and drinks.
Special Tour for children, vegan, veggie or....other request available.
SAINT GERMAIN DES PRES FOOD TOUR
The Deluxe Food Tour in the Historical Center of Paris the 6th.
In this Food Tour you will taste the food from the best pastry chef, "charcutier", chocolate maker, baker awarded from world contest, french contest or from Paris. This is a Haute cuisine Tour but where the artisans will be so happy to explain their passion for their product and share their story of their sucess.
Three hours walking tour with 7 to 8 stops
Available 6 days a week on request. Time : 10:45 AM daily or 4:00 PM, except on Sundays 3:30 PM only.
Groups from 2 to 6 people.
75€/child, From 75€ to 99€/adult ( prices for group). All included : tour , food and drink
Special Tour for children, vegan, veggie or....other request available.
Experience Paris like a local!
I did a "Belleville, Paris for locals" 3 hour walking tour with Isabelle in March 2018 and loved it.
Everyone should do this! Isabelle is friendly and welcoming and has taken the time to find places that make and provide high quality products in a friendly environment. by the end of the tour, I felt like we were good friends. not only do you get to discover delicious food and drink but you also get to see and learn about Belleville. Isabelle also gave me recommendations for things to do and see in all of Paris and the rest of my trip. She is very knowledgeable but also down to earth.
I highly recommend this tour.
Isa and her team made us feel like lifelong Parisians, introducing us to local experts and vendors who welcomed us into their shops as though we were old friends. We truly tasted the best that Paris has to offer, and learned so much along the way. It was a wonderful day, made all the better by Isabelle's delightful company! Highly recommended for all ages. Such a fun morning!
Isa and her team went out of their way to create a memorable experience for our group of four adults and two 12-year olds. It can be difficult to motivate jet-lagged youngsters to visit another museum or historical site!
We had a very friendly and knowledgeable bilingual guide who offered information on the history and significant buildings in the neighborhood as we walked to a beautiful bakery and an ice-cream shop with new and fascinating flavors. In both places we tasted delicious sweets, talked with the owners who were passionate about what they did, and even got to go into the kitchens to see how they create their desserts.
I think this was perhaps one of the most memorable experiences for the kids (and maybe the adults) -- to engage personally with French people and culture in a comfortable way!
My wife and I very much enjoyed our Paris A Dream food tour of the 11th arrondissement. All of the stops (a boulangerie, fromagerie, fine epicerie, and wine shop) were perfect – the food was great and it was so interesting to learn about each owner’s background and commitment to their chosen field. And we really loved the "picnic” approach to the tour – collecting food along the way for a small feast at the end. Our guide Camille did a great job – she was very personable and we enjoyed her comments about the neighborhood, the history, etc. All in all, it was a wonderful way to spend the day.
We've now lived in Paris for over a year, but had never truly discovered the Saint Germain des Pres neighborhood and all its wonderful local artisans until our tour with Isabelle and Paris a Dream. In all honesty, it was probably my favorite experience of exploring new neighborhoods in Paris so far, learning about different food artisans - can't wait until the next tour!
Having lived in Paris for many years, I was thrilled to discover I new neighborhood that I knew nothing about as well as some tastes and foods that were new to me too. This tour is a delightful mix of tasting, culture, Parisian charm, and tourism. I highly recommend this experience for anybody who wants to learn about food and Paris, even if they think they know it all. Our guide was wonderful, telling us all about what we were trying and where we were visiting. Although I knew we would be tasting some things, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that our 'tasting' was just about a multi-course lunch with 3 kinds of wine. Whether you know Paris a lot or a little, this is a fun experience for all. Note: if you have never been to Paris and are pressed for time, you might prefer one of their other tasting tours in a more famous district. If you have been to some of the popular neighborhoods or want to discover a new one, this tour is for you!
G3 Secrets of a Full French « Goûter » on a rooftop in Montmartre.
|Choose this Food Tour + Cooking Demo and meet Anne, a culinary autor.
Did you know French people were the biggest lovers of sweet snacking called « goûter » or the « 4 heure » ? Linked to the childhood memory, this gourmet moment is one of the favorite for French people, included adults. €65 per person.2,5 hours.
Come and join Anne at a traditional french bakery to learn about craft bread and choose great french baguette and « viennoiseries » for sweet snacking. Then you go to Anne's home for a culinary demonstration, and learn the culinary secrets of this culinary author.You will taste a complete french « goûter » with home made travel cakes, brioche perdue, pancakes, home made hot chocolate, jam, and... a raw cream butter you will learn to make ! You' ll finish on her wonderful rooftop to drink .....(surprise) and enjoy the great view of the Sacré-Chœur. Available all seasons indoors or on the rooftop.
In the heart of Montmartre, Paris A Dream finds Anne. After a career in journalism, Anne decided to take the plunge and follow her passion for cuisine by studying at the Centre de Formation Alain Ducasse. Anne loves to cook, and she has written several books on how to get the best results in the kitchen: Le Livre des Frites (The French Fry Book); La Petite Touche Qui Change Tout (It’s the Small Things that Make a Difference); and Cocorico (Cock-a-Doodle-Do). She hosts us in her home in Montmartre, either in her dining room or on her rooftop terrace, sharing her own little paradise with a view of the cathedral Sacre Coeur.
It was such a pleasure learning how to cook with Anne and meeting new friends. Isabelle did a fantastic job helping us meet a local french person and take in gorgeous views of Paris
This is the kind of experience that people wish for when visiting Paris - French patisserie made by a true chef (thanks Anne!), enjoyed with wonderful beverage and a view that is truly breathtaking from a locals' rooftop near Sacre Coeur. Another true Parisien experience courtesy of Isabelle and Paris a Dream!
We all met at the Panifica bakery just below Sacré Coeur, a well known and excellent bakery who create all their breads and cakes from sourdough. Anne explained all about the bakery and then bought cakes and baguette for us to try later. We walked to her home on rue de Clignancourt wher we had the pleasure of being the first group to take this experience on her amazing roof terrace with a gorgeous view of Sacré Coeur (when not sunny the experience takes place in Anne's kitchen / living room space).
We tried the baguette and cakes with coffee, specialist tea or home made hot chocolate (gorgeous) enjoying the view before Anne took us all into her kitchen where she whizzed up in no time pain perdu (french toast) and madeleines, all the time giving us tips about how to make them. Back upstairs to taste more and to have a glass of champagne into which she dropped fresh raspberries.
A very leisurely afternoon.
On a bright Wednesday afternoon, I found myself atop an incredible rooftop. After climbing narrow stairs, I turned to see a view of Le Sacre Coeur unlike any other.
Our chef, Anne was so charming; she made me feel at ease in her home right away. I enjoyed a nice demonstration of how to make Pain Perdu and Financiers. She allowed us to ask questions in a pleasant environment, and Anne was keen to listen to our questions and give advice about how to make our recipes unforgettable.
If you are looking for an unconventional way to enjoy Paris, with good eats and nice company, I highly recommend a visit to Anne through Paris A Dream.
G4 Dinner in a French Home
Meet Thomas. Experience first-hand how the French live by dining in a Frenchman’s home !You’re invited to share an unforgettable evening as the guest of a local Parisian. From €45 per person
You’ll be warmly welcomed by your host, Thomas or Anne ( portrait in G1), with a glass of wine or local aperitif.
Afterwards he’ll disappear into the kitchen to bring out a cherished sampling of his favorite comfort foods. Next you’ll be offered the infamous French cheese course followed by dessert. It’s an evening of anecdotes about France and tips for your visit to Paris punctuated by much laughter and a discovery of French wines. Meeting Thomas is also the chance to hear about all the Paris secrets addresses : he is journalist and know so many things about the City ! You will never forget the honor of being so warmly entertained by the French in Paris.
A truly unique experience!
With Anne , depending on the weather you could be lucky enough to enjoy her rooftop with an amazing view on the Sacre-Coeur (Photos on Facebook)
Includes a welcome aperitif, three main dishes, cheese, dessert, and wine.
English, Spanish and French spoken.
Location : Paris 16th (Thomas ) and Anne (Montmartre)
We had a great time last evening - thanks for the organisation!
Food is a common language shared across cultures, and there's no better, more welcoming way to understand another person than to share a meal in their home. This program is an amazing experience to do just that, enjoying great food, conversation, and company over a lovely evening. I've already recommended to friends here in Paris and will do it again soon!
Delicious dinner with a breath-taking Paris rooftop view.
A private chef, a lovely rooftop balcony, a leisurely and delicious meal, and sunset views of Sacre Coeur -- I can't imagine a better way to celebrate a reunion of dear friends! Because of the truly one-of-a-kind venue, we were able to talk and laugh to our hearts' content -- without ever worrying that we would disturb other diners, as would have been the case in a restaurant. Our chef and hostess -- a widely-published cookbook author -- was delightful. Our meal was delicious. And words can't say enough to describe the awe-inspiring view of Sacre Coeur and the rooftops of Paris. Paris-a-Dream made this evening special in every way. Highly recommended
G5 A moving dinner through Paris
A most romantic Parisian way to dine !
You’ll be whisked away via motor scooter to discover the secrets of the City of Light. From €100 per person
|Begin at the home of Thomas, where you’ll get acquainted with your drivers over a glass of wine or other aperitif. Then embark on your chic meandering picnic through the sites and streets of Paris. With three stops, a minimum of two wines, and a multitude of wonderful surprises.
It’s a truly magical adventure !
Available from April to end October.2 guests only. Scooter /Piaggio X10 ( one with USB charger for cell phone)
This journey through Paris is designed by your group and your guide. It includes : aperitif at Thomas ‘home, three stops to enjoy what is in the antique picnic basket such as : homemade typical dishes like fancy sandwiches with foie gras, vegetables, baguette, cold meat or vegetable pie with salad and a dessert with a surprise champagne toast at the Eiffel Tower.
English, Spanish , French Spoken.
What a great experience ! Thomas and his partner welcomed us first at their appartment to discuss about the Tour. Then they brought in different locations with 3 stops to enjoy Paris and had 7 types of food that they cooked up for us. Eveything was delicious and the wine and specially the bubbles too. We highly recommend Thomas and his experience.
G6 Travel back in time with a Dinner-Theater!
Travel back in time to the 17th century, savoring fine French cuisine, while enjoying a theatrical performance from actors dressed in period costumes, right at your table.
From €100 3 dishes menu included the play.
You will be welcomed in a restaurant- House with a sumptuous Interior Decoration from the period. Not only the actors are costumed but the owner of the restaurant, the waitress too. Inspired by 17 th and 18th centuries recipes, the different menus will delight you. You will not forget this adventure in Versailles, in the city of the king.The plays are short and very well performed, translated in different languages, a costume is lent to the children.
Language : English or spanish
Robin (Great Britain)
Great dinner in a surprising atmosphere: the food was delicious, the staff discreet and in costumes, the actors give a real performance. You really travel back in time ! Congratulations
G7 Dinner-Cruise on the Seine
|Savour the cuisine of Chef Martial , Winner of the prestigious "Meilleur Ouvrier de France” award
From €72 per person.
The Chef Martial, Winner of the prestigious « Meilleur Ouvrier de France », offers a warranty of a gourmet cuisine. And this is the only company that allows you to share this wonderful event on a such big table.Ideal for group. You are a couple ? We can book a table closed to the window with a wonderful view. As all the activities , Isa had a dinner there ( without telling why she was there) , approved the quality of the food, the service of the staff , creating a so relax and attentive atmosphere.