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Paris: A Culinary Feast in the City of Light


A Moveable Feast in the City of Light

Exciting news to share! Kitchen Culinaire is going on a Culinary Adventure to Puglia and you are invited.

Come and explore the many epicurean delights that Paris has to offer. For ten days, we will search out the freshest ingredients at local markets and in the shops of artisan bakers, butchers, cheese-mongers and confectioners. The Sunday Raspail Market, Rue Mouffetard, Rue Cler Market, outstanding bakeries Poilâne and Du Pain et des Idées, French chocolate meccas Etoile D’or and La Mere de Famille are all on our itinerary. We will taste test macarons from famed bakeries Ladurée, Pierre Hermé and Gerard Mulot, seek out the best baguettes in the city, sample a selection of incomparable demi-sel butters and spend an afternoon tasting wines and cheeses from some of the top French producers.

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Highlights Include:

  • Travelling with Julie & Sarolta from Kitchen Culinaire to Paris – the City of Light
  • Hands-on demonstration cooking classes showcasing the delights of regional Parisien cuisine
  • Exploring the art and culture of Paris
  • Visiting artisanal bakers, chocolate and candy shops, butchers and cheese mongers
  • Working with our intimate, small group & truly local guides we will connect with people, places & cultural events
  • Pairing local wines with regional cuisine

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Days 1-10 Paris, France  (June 17th to June 26th, 2016)
This food-centric itinerary is designed to showcase the magic of this region.

A big component of our days together will be centered on hands-on cooking classes in the gourmet kitchen of our light-filled apartment in 10th Arrondissement. These classes are designed to be informal yet informative and are always filled with laughter. After exploring nearby food-centric streets such as rue de Abessess and rue des Martyrs, we will spend two afternoons and three evenings, wine glasses in hand, gathered around the stove preparing some French-themed meals with all of the goodies we have gathered.

Two lunches and a dinner at classic cafés and our favourite off-the beaten-track bistros will keep us moving around the city on foot and by metro. While there is a food-related activity planned daily there will still be plenty of time to check out museums, galleries and historical sites in the city and beyond. Paris is a food lover’s paradise and we look forward to making the most of our delicious daily discoveries! As we are wanting this to be an intimate experience, we are limiting the number of guests to 10 people. We hope you can join us.

**Please note that this itinerary is subject to change. Included dinners may sometimes be changed for lunches depending on the itinerary.

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Hello! I’m Julie and I live in Vancouver where I throw lots of dinner parties, teach cooking classes and dream endlessly about food. Cooking is one of the great joys of my life. Thankfully it is my job as well.

Kitchen Culinaire was born in 2008 and has been slowly evolving ever since. My main focus is in inspiring people to get in the kitchen and cook for themselves and the people they love. I care deeply about helping people create a sense of community through food, one recipe at a time. In becoming an extension of the classes and culinary tours, this blog has pushed me to become a better cook and introduced me to amazing people from around the world.

At Kitchen Culinaire we offer cooking classes, wine tastings, culinary tours and private dinner parties. Many of the recipes we teach are first tested and refined here on the site and then find their way onto class menus. My business partner in this small venture is my dear friend Sarolta. A passionate home cook who loves to travel, Sarolta has a background in fitness and nutrition and has run her own successful photography studio with her husband for many years. She is also way more organized than I am which sure comes in handy around here. We share a love of good food and wine and the idea that there is nothing better than gathering people around the table to talk and eat and laugh and learn. Cooking inspires me every day.

Last summer I spent three weeks volunteering with Messors, an organization that runs art restoration and culinary workshops in the region. I fell in love with the landscape, the people, the culture and especially the food. Learning to make orecchiette by hand, foraging for wild edibles, picnicking in olive groves, visiting local cheese makers. Everyday there was a new and amazing culinary adventure. I was so inspired by my time at Messors, I couldn’t wait to start planning a Kitchen Culinaire Puglian adventure for September 2015. Sarolta and I have been hard at work putting together a food-centric itinerary to showcase the magic of this region.

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Tour Inclusions:

  • 10 day guided culinary and cultural tour
  • visits to artisanal bakers, chocolate and candy shops, butchers and cheese mongers
  • 2 lunch and 3 dinner demonstration cooking classes and lectures
  • tastings of tea and macarons, cheeses, demi-sel butters, regional wines and an appetizer workshop
  • 2 lunches and 1 dinner at some of our favourite cafés and bistros
  • Entrances to museums and art exhibitions mentioned in itinerary
  • All applicable taxes

Tour Exclusions:

  • Accommodation – please contact us for assistance (
  • International flights
  • Services not specified
  • Tips (guides, servers, drivers, etc)
  • Mandatory travel medical insurance
  • Optional trip cancellation insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in program
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Departure taxes (domestic and international if applicable)
  • Airport transfers for international flights

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Date: June 17th to June 26th 2016


"June 17th – 26th, 2016 Prices are in USD"


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