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Take a culinary trip through Paris: Savouring the best of each season

If you've ever dreamed of a culinary holiday to Paris, where every season brings a new wave of flavours and exciting ingredients, you're in luck.

Below, we take a delicious journey through the four seasons of Paris, exploring the city's best food offerings and discovering what makes them unique. From fresh spring produce to comforting winter dishes, we'll savour the best that each season has to offer.

So let us start this tasty journey and discover why experiencing a city through its cuisine is one of life's most enjoyable adventures.

A love letter to Paris and its food

Ah, Paris. The city of love and iconic architecture, cobblestone streets and unforgettable cuisine. From the morning croissants to late-night tartes aux fruits, there's something so special about the food in this beautiful destination that it's unlike anything else in the world.

It's not just about a single dish or flavour; it's an entire experience – from sipping on café au lait to walking through the bustling markets filled with fragrant fruit and colourful vegetables or savouring a crusty baguette sandwich at one of the many outdoor eateries.

Eating your way through Paris is like writing a love letter: each bite tells a story of romance and passion for life! So come explore all this glorious city has to offer – your taste buds will thank you.

Spring: Asparagus, morels, and strawberry picking

Spring in Paris is a beautiful time of year, with the days getting longer and the increasing warmth in the weather.

Asparagus are some of the first vegetables to come into season and are freshly picked from local farms. Deliciously creamy morels also appear as the temperatures increase. Often dried they add an earthy flavour to many dishes. If you're lucky enough, you might pick strawberries right off the vine at one of the city's many fruit-picking farms – a great way to add natural sweetness to your meals.

From savoury asparagus risotto with freshly foraged morels or homemade strawberry jam on toast in the morning, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Paris's spring bounty.

Summer: The best of fruits, vegetables, and herbs

Oh la la, summer in Paris! The long days and hot weather make it the perfect time to enjoy all the delicious fruits, vegetables, and herbs this vibrant city offers.

Whether you're strolling through a farmer's market or simply shopping at your local grocery store, plenty of fresh produce is available.

From sweet melons to juicy peaches and crisp bell peppers – not to mention fragrant basil and rosemary – there are plenty of options to create unique dishes. Many can be simple, such as freshly cut watermelon sprinkled with mint leaves or a Caprese salad featuring locally-grown tomatoes.

Grilled meats and seafood such as steak, chicken, fish, and shellfish are popular summer foods in Paris; these can be enjoyed with a traditional Pastis, Aperol Spritz or a chilled glass of French Rosé wine. Remember also to try a cooling glace as ice cream shops and cafes serve a variety of flavours made with fresh seasonal ingredients.

With a passion for al fresco dining, summertime in Paris means endless possibilities for glorious food.

Autumn: Hunting for truffles, game, and mushrooms

Autumn is the season of truffles, game and mushrooms. If you're up for an adventure, it's time to grab your walking boots and head out into nature in search of some delicious treats. On your journey, keep an eye out for wild boar or pheasant as they make their way through the woods; they are two delicious sources of game that cook well with local herbs and spices to create a truly original dish. Please note this is one you must do with a knowledgeable guide.

Walnuts, chestnuts, apples, pears, figs and root vegetables also all feature heavily in Parisian autumn menus. If you feel like something earthy and exotic, head to one of the many mushroom patches dotted around the French countryside – especially around October – where you'll find plenty of chanterelles and other treats from the Funghi family waiting to be plucked from their hiding places! With so much gastro goodness available at this time of year, it's no wonder Autumn is considered by many to be their favourite season in Paris.

Winter: Cozy comfort food to get through the cold

As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, there's nothing better than cuddling up with a warm bowl of comfort food. From thick stews to creamy soups and slow-cooked meals, these hearty dishes are sure to hit the spot on even the coldest nights.

Try a classic French onion soup topped with melted cheese for an indulgent treat, or savour one of many delicious cassoulets. For dessert, crêpes filled with Nutella or apple crumble will bring sugary joy to the end of a meal or pop into one of the many fantastic pastry shops that offer rather naughty but very nice treats. Whether it's croissants filled with chocolate or a lemon tart, there are plenty of options for satisfying a sweet tooth.

Enjoy a winter warmer with chocolat chaud while nibbling on almond financiers (little cakes) for a truly decadent experience.

The best way to experience a city is through its food

There is no doubt that Paris has some of the best food in the world. Throughout the year, you can find exciting gastro discoveries around every corner.

The best way to experience a city is through its food. Every destination has distinct flavours and culinary traditions that offer an insight into culture, history and people. No matter where you travel, something delicious awaits to tantalise your taste buds.

Enjoy Seasonal Eating in Paris with tabl.

At tabl. we love helping people like you discover new cities, one bite at a time. Enjoy the very best in French seasonal eating with one of our food and drink experiences in Paris.

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