Taste of Paris 2020 at the Grand Palais cancelled and postponed to 2021

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Published by Manon C. · Photos by My B. · Published on 2 November 2020 at 12h24 · Updated on 2 November 2020 at 13h03
First postponed to December, the edition 2020 of the Taste of Paris food festival is ultimately cancelled over the current health crisis. Meet from May 13 to 16, 2021 for the next edition!

Taste Festival is coming back to Paris and storms the Grand Palais for the sixth edition taking place from December 10 to 13, 2020. Every year some chefs, the best in Paris, set up a small restaurant in the heart of the Grand Palais to show us their signature dishes in small portions, these key dishes that make the attending chefs famous worldwide.

Because of the current health crisis, the edition 2020 of Taste of Paris is ultimately cancelled. The edition 2021 will take place from May 13 to 16, 2021 at the Grand Palais Ephémère on the Champ-de-Mars.

And the ticketing service is already open, don't hesitate to book one for this great and unmissable yearly event celebrating the French gastronomy. Note that even though gatherings of over 5000 people in a closed place are forbidden due to the coronavirus outbreak in France, and to make sure Taste of Paris is on, the show will be limited ot 4200 people per session. A decision that will be reconsidered in case the coronavirus pandemic moves to stage 3. Stay tuned to find out more.

Discover our report for the edition 2019:

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For the sixth edition of the Taste Festival, about forty chefs and over 30,000 visitors are expected in the sublime nave of the Grand Palais for 4 days filled with tasting sessions and good food.

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Taste of Paris is not an ordinary exhibition in the way it only opens at mealtimes. You can come and have lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or dinner from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.. We're licking our lips just looking at the different booths of the major restaurants taking their kitchens out just for a few and extraordinary days.

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Here, the idea is not to sit at a table to taste the cooking of an excellent chef (you better go to the chef's restaurant), but to nibble on food sample here and there to discover all the potential of the Parisian chefs. You can also taste 3 to 4 dishes typical of each chef's cooking and discover the "Chefs' Secrets" during interactive cookery classes provided every day.

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Yet you should know that you can book a VIP table for an exceptional meal. In the enchanting setting of the Grand Palais, we enjoy the best of chefs at the rotunda. Throughout the meal, we meet chefs and we leave with a gift. A unique moment to experience in Paris!

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For those who're not regulars, at the entrance of this uncommon festival, you book your discovery ticket online and you add a Taste of Paris car (also on line) that you credit and recharge according to what you would like to taste, knowing that a dish costs between €6 and €12! You can also roam around the show alleys and buy several dishes to nibble on at the different stands of the big names of the French gastronomy.

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The cast 2020 has dropped! Will be present this year, regular chefs like Alain Ducasse, Romain Meder, Kei Kobayashi, Andreas Mavrommatis, Pierre Sang Boyer, Jessica Préalpato, Sébastien Monceaux or even François Daubinet, as well as newcomers like Christophe Moret, Samuel Lee and even Maxence Barbot.

As for Frédéric Anton, Stéphanie Le Quellec and Amandine Chaignot, they will present the new table that marked the gourmet season in Paris. Also note that, as usual, four Ferrandi Paris alumni will come such as Adeline Grattard, Manon Fleury, Nina Metayer and Ophélie Barès. And within restaurant Metro x Tout le monde contre le cancer, have been announced Dominique Crenn, Simone Zanoni, Yoni Saada and Ryuji Teshima.

A wonderful lineup when it comes to big names as well: Eric Fréchon, Michel Rostang, Nicolas Paciello, Cédric Grolet, Gabriele Muti, Julia Sedefdjian, Moise Sfez x The French Bastards, Pierre Marcolini, Yann Couvreur, Christian Le Squer, Michel Roth and even Jean-Paul Hévin, among others.

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The most curious visitors will have the opportunity to book small workshops with (very famous) chefs, conferences and masterclasses.

Taste of Paris is also the opportunity to discover great farmers and artisans from all over France to offer quality raw materials essential to cook well.

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Under the Grande Nef, the best of Paris delicatessens and the different culinary arts will be brought together. Thus, every year, about one hundred brands are invited to show the best of their catalogs!

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In other words, if you want to discover even a foretaste of the greatest chefs' cuisine making Paris famous but without breaking the bank, run to Taste at the Grand Palais.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 13 May 2021 to 16 May 2021

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    Location

    3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
    75008 Paris 8

    Access
    M° Champs-Elysées Clemenceau

    Prices
    tarif -10 ans: Free
    tarif 10-18 ans: 15 €
    tarif plein: 20 €
    tarif plein, sur place: 25 €
    tarif VIP: 70 €

    Official website
    paris.tastefestivals.com

    Book your tickets
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