Host: Fabienne

Paris, France

USD
$34-$64 per person

Beautiful home-cooking with a lifelong Parisian

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit

Meet Fabienne

Fabienne is a Parisian in every sense of the word; she was born and raised in the 15th and has lived in her current apartment in the 15th for the last 10 years. Fabienne's great-grandfather was an architect who built many of the buildings in the arrondissement - ask Fabienne to tell you about the nearby square that was named after him! A library scientist for 20 years who has three grown children now in their 20s, Fabienne enjoys cooking and is passionate about the arts and music. She belongs to a choir that performs classical music twice yearly and loves going to the opera. Be sure to ask Fabienne for any music recommendations in the city!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-5 guests) Step in to Fabienne's cozy Parisian apartment that she has transformed to host you a delicious three-course meal with traditional French classics. Enjoy some nibbles and a drink in Fabienne's living room while Fabienne puts the finishing touches on your meal, then sit down to your three-course meal at her living / dining room table. Fabienne will eat with you, although may be getting up occasionally to prepare the next dish. Fabienne is a warm and engaging personality who loves travel herself, so you are sure to find some wonderful conversation on top of the welcoming home-cooked meal.

Cooking experience: (2-2 guests) Enjoy some appetizers and a cocktail while you learn to cook one or two traditional French dishes (the number of dishes you prepare will depend on their cooking time and complexity). Please note that Fabienne has a quite small kitchen so the group size of any cooking lessons will be capped at two people. End your lesson with a delicious homecooked meal that you have helped to prepare.

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Assorted crudités
  • First course; Veloute de legume (a creamy and silky vegetables soup) or tartin de saumon
  • Main course: Canard à l'orange (orange duck), blanquette de veau, quiche or soufflé
  • Dessert: Mousse au chocolat or "Charlotte" cake with seasonal fruit aux fruits de saison

Traveler reviews

This was a gift as a part of our trip. The experience was fabulous. Our host was engaging and the food was great. We will definitely do this again!
- V September 27, 2017

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Fabienne

$34-$64 USD

per person
100%
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $40 $34
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $64 Not offered
Alcohol
$8 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $40 $34
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $64 Not offered
Alcohol
$8 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-4:00pm 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
Not offered 6:00pm-6:00pm

Meet Fabienne

Fabienne is a Parisian in every sense of the word; she was born and raised in the 15th and has lived in her current apartment in the 15th for the last 10 years. Fabienne's great-grandfather was an architect who built many of the buildings in the arrondissement - ask Fabienne to tell you about the nearby square that was named after him! A library scientist for 20 years who has three grown children now in their 20s, Fabienne enjoys cooking and is passionate about the arts and music. She belongs to a choir that performs classical music twice yearly and loves going to the opera. Be sure to ask Fabienne for any music recommendations in the city!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-5 guests) Step in to Fabienne's cozy Parisian apartment that she has transformed to host you a delicious three-course meal with traditional French classics. Enjoy some nibbles and a drink in Fabienne's living room while Fabienne puts the finishing touches on your meal, then sit down to your three-course meal at her living / dining room table. Fabienne will eat with you, although may be getting up occasionally to prepare the next dish. Fabienne is a warm and engaging personality who loves travel herself, so you are sure to find some wonderful conversation on top of the welcoming home-cooked meal.

Cooking experience: (2-2 guests) Enjoy some appetizers and a cocktail while you learn to cook one or two traditional French dishes (the number of dishes you prepare will depend on their cooking time and complexity). Please note that Fabienne has a quite small kitchen so the group size of any cooking lessons will be capped at two people. End your lesson with a delicious homecooked meal that you have helped to prepare.

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Assorted crudités
  • First course; Veloute de legume (a creamy and silky vegetables soup) or tartin de saumon
  • Main course: Canard à l'orange (orange duck), blanquette de veau, quiche or soufflé
  • Dessert: Mousse au chocolat or "Charlotte" cake with seasonal fruit aux fruits de saison

Traveler reviews

This was a gift as a part of our trip. The experience was fabulous. Our host was engaging and the food was great. We will definitely do this again!
- V September 27, 2017

Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $40 $34
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $64 Not offered
Alcohol
$8 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $40 $34
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $64 Not offered
Alcohol
$8 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-4:00pm 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
Not offered 6:00pm-6:00pm
Host Contact
  • You can message your host directly once you've made your booking
  • Address and phone number will be provided upon booking confirmation
FAQ

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