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Hidden Gem: Typical Parisian Dinner in Classic 19th Century Apartment, near the Champs-Elysées

Host Florence

$62.77 per guest

ABOUT THEEXPERIENCE

If you have been dreaming of having the ultimate foodie experience in Paris then look no further. Come experience a typical Parisian dining experience at my place.

First, we'll have an apéritif in my living room decorated with XVIIIth century woodworks, paintings and furniture. We'll then move on to the dining room where I will serve you a three course meal and you can experience French food with a local. I've been brought up with French dishes such as Boeuf Bourguignon (classic French beef stew), Petit Salé aux Lentilles (a stew of boiled cured pork belly with puy letils), Hachis Parmentier (similar to a Cottage Pie), but I like adding a touch of modernity to it. My inspiration comes from the vibrant Parisian cooking scene, as well as the seasons and produce it brings to the market. My cooking thus varies from one season to another and I cook only with the freshest ingredients in order to make a delightful, tasty and memorable meal.

Wine will also be served. I have my own cellar but please let me know if you have any specific requests.

ABOUT THEMENU

A typical winter menu could include :

As a starter : cream of pumpkin or mushroom sauté

As a main dish : boeuf bourguignon, duck hachis parmentier or lamb shoulder with spices
(please do not hesitate to let me know if you prefer a vegetarian dish)

Plate of cheese from the market

As a desert : poire au vin, mousse au chocolat or panacotta with berries

ABOUT THELOCATION

I live steps away of the Champs-Elysées in a typical Haussmanian appartment built in the 19th century. It is very central with a lot of public transportation and taxi stations around. The surroundings include some major museums such as the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais, the Jacquemart-André museum, the Musée du Jeu de paume for photography and l'Orangerie where Monet's nympheas are on display. The Modern art museum is also at walking distance as well the Galliera Museum. It's perfect to come here for a lesson in French cooking after a day exploring the capital!

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THEHOST

Florence

Florence

My family has been living in Paris for two centuries. My grandmother and my mother passed on to me

WHAT OTHERPEOPLE SAY

Joann

Joann

from Erie

My family and I had a wonderful evening with our hostess, Florence. There were seven in our party and she was prepared with a lovely French meal and conversation for us. Her home is extraordinary! Our teenagers (16, 17, and 18) thought her hospitality was the one of the highlights of our two weeks in Paris. We would certainly recommend to all an evening with Florence!

Sally

Sally

from

My husband and I had an excellent experience with Florence! Her home is absolutely beautiful. And the food that she makes is incredible! The summer courses we had were an apertif with some small appetizers to munch on in the living room/salon. Then we moved to the dining room for a goat cheese toast with red pepper mousse on top (I'm sure there is a better culinary term for it that I just don't know). The main dish was excellent tender fish and asparagus. Then we had the tastiest and most diverse cheese tray I have ever experienced. And beautiful mini tarts to round out dessert. But of course the experience is not just the excellent food that Florence prepares, it is the opportunity to connect with someone on a personal level. Florence is so kind and funny and such a lovely host. I am, to be honest, very bad at making conversation. But with Florence, I felt so comfortable, we talked through dinner and long after. I would certainly recommend dinner with Florence to anyone visiting Paris; it was one of my favorite experiences (and meals!) of our trip. Merci beaucoup, Florence!

Mary

Mary

from Manhattan Beach

Florence was a delightful hostess in her beautiful apartment!!

Beth McCormick

Beth McCormick

from Atlanta

Florence is very sweet and has a beautiful home. We had a lovely dinner, the people that joined us for dinner had been there for the day with a cooking lesson--I didn't know that was an option. Overall, it was a nice experience . A lot of the experience also depends on the people who join you for dinner. The only small criticism is that the email communication could be improved. I had emailed twice the day before asking a question so I would know what type of wine to buy and confirming time and never heard back....nonetheless, Florence was a lovely host and it was a nice experience to have dinner in someone's home from there.

Kathy Thomann

Kathy Thomann

from Charlotte

Four in our party enjoyed a wonderful evening with Florence and another couple. The apartment is equisite. Florence prepared a wonderful meal including appetizers, a starter, beef bourgignon and a delightful rharbarb strawberry tart and cheese assortment We thoroughly enjoyed Florence and her conversation, cooking skills and lovely apartment. We would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Paris.

SOME TESTIMONIALS

Luci And Bill

Luci And Bill

from New York

When you enter the "appartment" it is as if you are in Belle Epoque Paris but with all the modern conveniences. Dining with Florence, a charming hostess, is a 5 star experience; the beautifully plated meal that she served was made with all fresh ingredients and beautifully plated. She will help you to select a wine that complements your dinner. A plus is that she knows all the shops to buy gourmet foods and sturdy pans to bring back home. We hope to return soon for a real Parisian experience. Luci and Bill

Stanislas

Stanislas

from Paris

Super dîner chez Florence. Le hachis-parmentier de canard était à tomber. L'entrée aux lentilles et au saumon fumé parfaite. Bonne ambiance et super accueil, à refaire !

Sylvie D

Sylvie D

from France

une découverte! un lieu magique, une maitresse de maison charmante, cuisinière hors pair un diner savoureux, un moment enchanté, hors du temps qui restera inoubliable …merci ! Sylvie

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