Calling all good food lovers, the international festival Taste of… returns to Paris! Focusing on gastronomy with a cosmopolitan twist for all to enjoy, this event rich in flavour and fragrance will turn the Grand Palais Éphémère into a genuine shrine to great food. The 5th edition gives pride of place to Parisian pâtisserie and the city’s finest pastry chefs.
If your taste buds have a taste for adventure, then here are 5 good reasons that should convince you to go along to the event:
1. To taste cooking from the best restaurants in Paris
Over 4 days, the Grand Palais Éphémère will play host to no less than 16 ephemeral restaurants. Bistronomy, world food, Michelin-starred cuisine and high-end pâtisserie, all under one roof: in short, a foodie paradise. Visitors will have a chance to sample signature dishes and specialities from great Parisian restaurants, in bite-size portions concocted especially for the occasion.
2. To meet the stars of French gastronomy
This year, Taste of Paris features no less than 50 chefs from some of the best Parisian restaurants. Among them, Frédéric Anton of Pré Catelan and Jules Verne and Amandine Chaignot of Pouliche, Kei Kobayashi of Kei, or Sébastien Monceaux and François Daubinet of Maison Fauchon. Others are among the most prominent emerging talents, such as Mory Sacko of MoSuke or Julien Sebbag of Forest.
Chefs Yoni Saasa of Bagnard and Loveat, Ryuji Teshima of Pages and Simone Zanonie of Le George are also taking part in the event, cooking in aid of the METRO x Tout le monde contre le cancer association.
To finish on a sweet note, treat yourself to a sweet treat concocted by some of the biggest names in pastry today, such as Nicolas Paciello from Fouquet’s, Claire Heitzler, Jeffrey Cagnes, Yann Couvreur (Yann Couvreur Pâtisserie) and Nina Metayer.
3. To discover the latest trends in Parisian gastronomy
Launched in 2004 in London, the Taste of … festival takes place in 22 cities around the world attracting visitors come from all 5 continents. This is a unique opportunity for chefs to demonstrate their creativity. Each day, the chefs invite you on a different culinary journey. Go to the Caribbean with Julia Sedefdjian's cooking (September 16), to Lebanon with Alan Geaam from Qatsi (September 16) or to the USA with Moise Sfez's delicious Lobster rolls (September 18) from Homer Lobster. Stéphane Buron (17 and 18 September) from the two-starred restaurant Le Chabichou in Courchevel and Guillaume Goupil from Baudelaire will be offering you caviar and creations from the sea for the Kaviari Manufacture.
4. To unveil the secrets of top chefs
Taste of Paris is also a platform for dialogue and learning. Interested visitors have the opportunity to attend workshopsand unique cooking demonstrations, including those from the Ferrandi school, to discover the know-how and tips of top chefs. Children can also take part in workshops and cookery classes designed especially for their needs. There is so much to inspire cooking fans as well as budding little cooks!
5. To purchase exceptional products
Spread over an area of 1,000 m², the gourmet food market brings together 50-odd artisans and producers of rare ingredients who work with great chefs. Visitors can discover and purchase top-quality products that are used in the kitchens of Paris’s top restaurants.
For its new edition in France, the Taste of Paris festival promises to whet the appetite!
Grand Palais Éphémère
Place Joffre, Paris 7th
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Times and prices
Day session: from 11.30am to 4pm or evening session: from 7pm to 11.30pm
Online purchase: Discovery rate: €22 (€25 on site) per session / Premier rate - VIP entry: €70 (€80 on site) per session
Reduced price for visitors aged 10-18: €15
Free entry for under 10s
Extra charge for tasting sessions
Free cooking classes. Registration on site at the beginning of each session.