Taste Festival is coming back to Paris. Every year some chefs among 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.
For the sixth edition of the Taste Festival, about forty chefs are expected at the Temporary Grand Palais of the Champ de Mars for 4 days filled with tasting sessions and good food.
Described as a cooking festival, Taste of Paris is more than this because one comes to eat the best of the Parisian food for lunchtime (from 11:30 to 4 p.m.), and dinnertime (from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.). Inside the Parisian building, stations recreating chefs' kitchen, chefs and their teams... For a discovery of the best restaurants. Each dish costs between €6 and €12 you have to pay with a pre-paid card given at the entrance. The idea is to grab a bite here, a bite there, helped by the program presenting all chefs' dishes and enjoy them on a table or a high table.
Our word of advice? First of all, choose the day you want to come in, since all chefs are not here every day!
For the 4 days will be there: Frederic Anton for Le Pré Catelan, and Jules Verne; Kei Kobayashi (Kei restaurant), Andreas Mavrommatis (Mavrommatis), Sébastien Monceaux and François Daubinet (Fauchon la table), Christophe Moret, Samuel Lee Sum and Maxence Barbot (Shangri-La Palace), Pierre-Sang Boyer (On Gambey), Adeline Grattard, Manon Fleury, Nina Métayer, and Ophélie Bares for Ferrandi Paris school restaurant and Simone Zanoni, Yoni Saada, Ryuji Teshima and Dominique Crenn for the Tout le Monde contre le Cancer association in partnership with Metro.
If ou are here on Thursday, you will be lucky to meet Antonin Bonnet (Quinsou), Julia Sedefdjian (Baieta and Ciceron), Eric Fréchon (Lazare and Chefs de Gare), Emmanuelle Riboud (Ressources), and Nicolas Conraux (La Butte), Pierre Marcolini and Nicolas Paciello (Le Fouquet's).
Here on Friday? There will be Roman Meder (Sapid by Ducasse), Christian Le Squer (Chefs de Gare restaurants), Alessandra Montagne (Nosso), Gael Prigent (Le Labo Gustatif - Restaurant Ecotable), and Claire Heitzler.
On Saturday, Taste of Paris welcomesMoïse Sfez (Homer Lobster), Amandine Chaignot (Pouliche), Matthias Marc (Substance), Stéphane Buron (Chabichou), Alexandre Marchon (Marchon), and Clémence Gommy (Gomi) for Restaurant Ecotable, and Jeffrey Cagnes.
Last but not least, on Sunday, Mory Sacko (MoSuke), Adrien Ferrand (Brigade du Tigre), Guillaume Goupil (Le Burgundy), Le Train Bleu, Victor Merci (FIEF), and Florent Piétravalle (La Mirande) for Restaurant Ecotable, Beatriz Gonzalez (Coretta), along with pastry chefs François Perret and Yann Couvreur will delight your taste buds.
Then, set a budget. Do not think you can come empty-handed to Taste of Paris. Yes, it is a tad infuriating but you have to pay for the entrance fee, and then you also have to pay for restaurants! Furthermore, little of them know we cannot return for another day. We already taked with some of them, telling us to return the day after to eat their signature dish that was sold out. To eat well and get your admission, think about paying between €25 and €40 per person, or you will be disappointed!
Last but not least, make sure you arrive early and run to the stations you really want to see, even if you have to divide and rule. Some years, we had to queue for one hour to enjoy so or so dish by the new super coveted chef in town, and those who arrived last ended up disappointed.
Nota bene: the most curious one can 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. Payment is to be completed with the festival's pre-paid card or in cash, and you better have money with you, then.
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.
Dates and Opening Time
From 16 September 2021 to 19 September 2021
Grand Palais éphémère
2 Allée Adrienne Lecouvreur
75007 Paris 7
tarif -10 ans: Free
tarif 10-18 ans: €15
tarif plein: €20
tarif plein, sur place: €25
tarif VIP: €70
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