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Decadent Gourmet Food Tours

Paris, France
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About Decadent Gourmet Food Tours
We offer french gourmet food tours including: chocolates, cheese, french sweets, boulangeries, farmers markets & kosher gourmets. Unlike other tasting tours in which one doesn't get to visit back kitchens at all, we actually take you inside the “laboratoires” to witness the creation process. You will also get to meet the master artisans–a very rare opportunity indeed. Ask them questions you’ve always wanted to ask. Come away with intriguing insider’s knowledge.
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Brent F wrote a review Dec 2018
Richmond, Virginia8 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I took this tour in early December. We have taken a number of similar tours throughout the city but this was by far the best. Every stop along the way was our next "favorite" stop. Having the opportunity to go behind the counter at the boulangerie and see the operation in action was a highlight but there were no disappointments with any of the other places we visited. Most important however was the quality of our guide, Raymond. He made us feel like we were walking around with a close friend that knew a lot about cheese, bread, and chocolate. I cannot say I recall very much about many of our previous tours but there is very little that I will forget about this one. I lived and worked in France for a while and have carried around a bunch of questions about bread and cheese. Raymond answered all of those, most before I could even ask. Great guide. Thanks again Raymond - Liz & Brent
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Vicki H wrote a review Oct 2018
Perth, Australia137 contributions71 helpful votes
My daughter and I did the back kitchen gourmet tour in September. We had the most amazing tour with Raymond. We particularly liked the boulangerie/patisserie and what goes on behind the scene. Raymond is a terrific guide and is very passionate about his job. Thank you Raymond, it was a pleasure to meet you and spend time with you. A highlight of our trip! Vicki and Laura
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Vicki D wrote a review Oct 2018
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States13 contributions12 helpful votes
I had the pleasure of taking a gourmet behind the scenes tour with Monsieur Raymond the first week in October and it was such fun. We visited the Nelly Julien boulangerie and sampled fabulous bread and pastries. The best part for me was being in the back of the house and seeing the actual working and process going into making these amazing baked goods. After the boulangerie and pastry shops, we visited one of the most delightful chocolatiers. There were chocolate pieces that were works of art they were so realistic and beautiful. The tastings there were so delicious. Each of us had a different favorite flavor. Mine was the dark chocolate with orange, but they were ALL delicious. We actually made a point of returning to this shop to bring back gifts for friends and family our last day in Paris. We also added on a market tour that was fun. Again talking about the markets, the fruits, vegetables, and cheeses, so many cheeses! Tasting several kinds of cheese and sausages. There was an olive vendor that we may have gone a little crazy buying so many different kinds of olives. My daughters and I ate for two days on the cheeses, meats, olives, and fruits we sampled and then purchased at the market. It was a Tuesday, which we were told is a smaller market day, not like Saturday but there were still lots of vendors. M Raymond answered our questions about different types of fish and fruits. It was marvelous. M Raymond is so knowledgeable and personably. This was truly one of our favorite experiences while in Paris.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Jami A wrote a review Oct 2018
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We booked the Farmers Market and Chocolate Tour with Monsieur Raymond. We met him early in the morning and we toured the market. We started with a latte and house made tiramisu from a local vendor. Fabulous, then we proceeded to learn many things about the fruits, meats and various cheeses, such as where they where grown, processed, quality and how to differentiate one from another. Raymond asked us what we would like to sample. We tried many things. The cheese was incredible, in fact all of it was delicious and Raymond is a wealth of knowledge! Then we jumped in a taxi and went to a chocolate shop. Raymond spent time telling us a great story on how this particular chocolate shoppe came to be. Then we went on to two more shops to sample a few unique creations. I was truly impressed with this tour and the time and passion Raymond put into giving us a great experience. Highly recommend! If I could give more stars I would!
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Victorianista wrote a review Jun 2018
Chicago, Illinois38 contributions14 helpful votes
I booked the behind-the-scenes back kitchen tour with Raymond and Rebekah at the last minute, and I'm so glad they had room for me. Raymond was such an amazing and enthusiastic guide. He provided an incredible amount of information in an accessible way. I had been too intimidated to go into a fromagerie on my own, since the shops in Paris have such an overwhelming variety of cheeses, but Raymond broke everything down so that I now feel confident enough to try shopping on my own, even with my dreadful French! As an amateur baker, I truly enjoyed getting to go into the kitchen of a boulangerie/patisserie. I had always wondered how all of the boulangeries prepare such a variety of delicious treats, and getting to see the bakers and pastry chefs in action was a wonderful experience. And all the delicious goodies we got to eat along the way was an added bonus! In addition to the fromagerie and boulangerie, Raymond also took us to try caneles and an interesting meringue dessert at some specialty shops. And then he took us to his temple: Maison Chaudun Chocolate. I love chocolate, but Raymond *really* loves chocolate. He's truly passionate about the work of M. Chaudun, and with good reason. The chocolate we got to sample was exceptional! Just as exceptional was Raymond's knowledge of the history of chocolate-making in Paris and all of the processes required to create such a remarkable product. I'm really grateful that Raymond has chosen to share his knowledge and love of French food with visitors to his wonderful city. I've been in Paris for two weeks now, and this tour has been my favorite experience so far. I highly recommend booking an outing with M. Raymond-- this is a tour not to be missed!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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