Who Is Wendy Lyn?
The professional eater chronicles her international eating & drinking adventures on this site and Instagram, 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 city food tours in the world" by The Sunday Times, and the “Ultimate Food Insider” and “On a First Name Basis With Every ‘it’ Chef”
“If only there were a ‘Wendy’ in every major food city in the world…Barcelona, New York, Venice, London, etc. She’s that good.” – Steve and Molly
Why Take A Private Food & Wine Tour?
Wendy knows that taking a food tour with a stranger in a foreign city can feel like going on a blind date. So what should you know first to make a decision?
Wendy Lyn is an outgoing Southerner, smart, funny, athletic and spontaneous. She is known for buying last minute airplane tickets for 36-hour eating & drinking marathons. She goes to Venice Italy just for lunch. She is an entrepreneur. She is obsessed with where to eat right now in the world. She is passionate about quality food & wine products. She is equally passionate about the good folks who grow them. She devours food magazines and Chef Instagram accounts in her downtime. She runs eight miles a day. She lives to try new restaurants, but she loves her ritual Sunday nights at her favorite Paris wine bar with chefs and restaurateurs comparing recent restaurant travels. She refuses to waste a meal. Her mottos are “My favorite thing to make for dinner is reservations” and “Food is the only reason to travel.”
If this sounds like you or someone you know coming to Paris to eat, drink and learn about French food & wine and the Paris food scene, what is better than having a local personally show you the best addresses in her neighbourhood?
Each private Paris food tour is packed with tastings, personal introductions & fun insider info – where Wendy Lyn gives you the real deal, arming you with tons of local knowledge that will enrich your experience in Paris like a local.
The tours sell out months in advance. If you don’t see your date available please send Wendy an email to let her know – she’ll squeeze you in if possible.
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Maubert-Mutualite, Left Bank, 5th Arr
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Left Bank 6th Arr, Right Bank, 11th Arr
You’re in for a real treat
She’s dubbed “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 with chefs to launching the first US Michelin Guide – Wendy has been based in Paris for over half her life, globetrotting a staggering 200+ days a year on an airplane getting to the next foreign city for the next project.
Originally from L.A. (Lower Alabama/Florida Panhandle), Wendy is happily grounded now in her favorite food city where her trusted Southern appeal, high-regard for French food & wine and her energetic genuine fun-style, have endeared her to Paris’ top chefs & industry pros who consider her part of their family.
Delivered the way it should be
Forget any trace of a “food tours r us” cookie cutter approach. Wendy’s Paris food tours are served with a heaping spoonful of her casual Southern hospitality — she personally meets each client to teach them about the Paris food culture in a way no guidebook or online research could, by sharing over 20+ years of knowledge and connections. Wendy wants visitors to fall in love with the city’s food scene the way she has. Her personality may be larger than life – but she takes teaching and giving you a great day out, seriously.
One of the Top Ten Culinary Guides in EuropeThe Wall Street Journal
On a first name basis with every ‘it’ chef in ParisTravel + Leisure Magazine
When we got back to the states and saw the article in the WSJ, watched Anthony Bourdain’s 100th show, and read Hemisphere magazine we affirmed our believe that our 'Wendy time' took us to the center of the food universe! Our time with her was amazing!...
How do you make a trip to Paris even more memorable? Have Wendy Lyn give you a food & wine tour of Paris. We tasted our way through the 5th and 6th neighborhoods best bakeries, cheese, and wine bars while learning food culture. Wendy is an encyclopedia of Chefs and Restaurants and is happy to share...
Not only the was the tour a total learning experience, it was just plain fun. Wendy’s knowledge, delightful personality and connections made for quite the boring afternoon after our rock star morning with her. Within minutes of leaving her we were asking each other, "Can we hit rewind and do that...
-John and Michael
Meet Wendy Lyn
Get inside the food scene on a private Paris food tour with Wendy Lyn – dubbed “the insider’s insider,” for her hard-won all-access pass in the culinary community from working as a PR & Restaurant Consultant for the most notable chefs & restaurants in the world. Her trusted Southern appeal and her genuinely fun style have endeared her to France’s top chefs and …Read more