About Wendy Lyn:
Wendy Lyn is best known as the “Insider’s Insider”, for her hard-won all-access pass within the international culinary community from working as a PR & Restaurant Consultant for the most notable chefs & restaurants in the world. From conceptualizing restaurants to launching the first US Michelin Guide in NYC – she has been globetrotting a staggering 200+ days a year on marathon eating & drinking trips. Wendy’s trusted Southern appeal, high-regard for French food & wine and her energetic genuine fun-style, have endeared her to top chefs & industry pros who consider her part of their family. She doesn’t even think of traveling without their advice for the perfect eating & drinking list.
Curated Addresses, Where to Eat in Paris, Right, Now:
Paris Is My Kitchen is for food & wine-obsessed travelers who refuse to waste a meal, and want to put their finger on the pulse of what is happening in Paris quickly, to get the most out of their visit and experience the food scene like an insider.
Because the vivacious professional eater has traveled the world working with everyone in the business – Chefs, restaurateurs, journalists, and wine makers all call on Wendy as a trusted industry insider to give them essential curated addresses when they want to know where to eat & drink in Paris, right now.
Food Is The Only Reason To Travel:
Having retired from the restaurant business doesn’t mean she stopped traveling to eat, far from it. Today she chronicles her international eating & drinking adventures on this site, Food & Wine Magazine, Travel + Leisure, Epicurious and multiple food programs on The Travel Channel. When she’s not traveling to eat, she takes clients on sell out private food & wine tours in Paris – and honoured to have been named one of the Top 10 Food Guides in the World by The Wall Street Journal, one of the Top 6 Food City Tours in the World by the Sunday Times, and the “Ultimate Food Insider” and “On a First Name Basis With Every ‘it’ Chef”
Man, Does She Love To Eat:
Wendy is a Southerner in Paris who has worked and eaten all over the world from New Orleans to South Africa and everywhere in-between. As a great grandchild of an amazing cook who fed a huge family, the dining room was the social place to be together by sharing a meal together. It is no wonder that her favourite thing to make for dinner is reservations, especially in France where a restaurant dining room is the social place to be together too.
Why Paris Is My Kitchen:
Her job as an international restaurant consultant and public relations executive for the top chefs around the world has taught Wendy much. Although she is not a chef, as a professional eater, Wendy knows her food and wine. Restaurants are the epicentre of her social life. You can find Wendy in restaurants every single day. Paris is literally her kitchen.
Why Should You Take A Private Food Tour With Wendy?
Spending three hours with Wendy in her neighborhood is like being with your fab big sister who gives you the real deal, arming you with tons of local insider knowledge that will make all the difference to your food & wine trip to Paris.
You’ll start at a local café for coffee followed by visits to an incredible artisan baker, a cheese tasting at an award-winning cheese ager and lunch at a wine bar popular with chefs, wine makers and food & wine industry folks. You’ll learn about the Paris food scene, chefs, and French food & wine while eating a range of baguettes, croissants, cheese, ham/charcuterie, olives, artichokes, artisan country bread slathered in salted butter, wine and more.
Wendy’s Taste of Paris food tour is served with a heaping spoonful of her casual Southern hospitality— as she teaches about the Paris food culture in a way no guidebook or online research could. Her personality may be larger than life – but she takes teaching and giving you a great day or night out on a private food and wine tour, seriously.
Clients text or email Wendy within hours to tell them they will never see Paris the same way – or – to proudly report they are already using the knowledge she gave them.
The tours sell out months in advance. She was named one of the Top 10 Food Guides in the World by The Wall Street Journal, one of the Top 6 Food City Tours in the World by the Sunday Times, and the “Ultimate Food Insider” and “On a First Name Basis With Every ‘it’ Chef”
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