No-one is connected to the Paris food scene like Wendy Lyn.
Known as the “Insider’s Insider” – Wendy is a straight-talking Southern food writer who earned her hard-won access to the international food & wine community from working as a PR & Restaurant Consultant to the some of the biggest chefs in the world and launching the first ever USA Michelin Guide in NYC.
When this professional eater is not on epic eating trips with chefs in search of THE places to eat & drink or chronicling her eating & drinking adventures on Instagram, Food & Wine Magazine, Travel + Leisure, and The Travel Channel, she takes clients on her wildly popular private food tours in her favourite food city.
“Food & wine tours geared for the new Instagram generation of foodies on a mission to eat & drink in the best new restaurants & natural wine bars.”
Not a “tour” person? Wendy isn’t either. Like most of you, she is independent, doesn’t want to research the internet for hundreds of hours or discover that her wish list of places to eat are closed on Sunday, etc. She wants a local industry insider to get her to the right spots to eat & drink and meet fun like-minded people.
The food scene in Paris is one of a kind and so are you. So whether you are hip & trendy or more traditional – Wendy will put you in the know about what you want to know… and fast. You don’t need to spend hundreds of hours researching too much information on the internet – let her do the thinking and planning for you.
“Wendy is like being with your fab big sister” – The Sunday Times
These private, custom experiences are just for you & Wendy (more fun that way) so that you can dig in deeper, eat and drink what you want, linger, laugh, ask questions and have casual spontaneous experiences that are not scripted. One layer at a time, you’ll start seeing and understanding things you wouldn’t have seen on your own. Not only will you gain tons of local knowledge, you’ll be eating & drinking like a pro in no time.
The tours sell out months in advance. If you don’t see your date available, send her a note at contactme (at) wendylyn.com to see if she can squeeze you in.
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Place de la Bastille
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Press & Rave Reviews:
As Seen In: Wall St Journal | New York Times | NBC TODAY | Travel + Leisure | Food & Wine “On a first name basis with every ‘it’ chef in Paris” – Travel + Leisure Magazine “One hyper-connected private guide” – Food & Wine Magazine “Wendy Lyn is Paris’ Ultimate Food Insider” – USA TODAY “One of the Top Ten Culinary Guides in Europe” – The Wall Street Journal “One of the 6 Best Food Tours in the World” – Sunday Times Magazine“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 Read More Rave Reviews Here
Who Is Wendy Lyn?
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.
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!...
The best thing we did while in Paris was hire @parisismykitchen for a foodie tour. Wendy, a local New Orleanian, moved to Paris 28 years ago and became a pro on the Paris food scene. She doesn't just bring you to restaurants, she introduces you to the managers, chefs, waiters who have all become...
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