French Entertaining & Table Etiquette
Half-day or Evening

A VIP experience of the aristocratic lifestyle with a private course on French entertaining and a personal invitation for a candlelit dinner in an historic family château.

If ever you felt uncomfortable in a professional dinner wondering when to sit down or which fork to use, then this private initiation to French entertaining and table manners is just the solution!

Begin this exclusive initiation to French entertaining,  protocol and etiquette  (the universal standard for diplomacy for centuries) with a private class in the elegant home of a Parisian aristocrat who has educated generations in the history of French cooking and table manners.  In an entertaining and informative way, she explains how the French place their guests at table, when they sit down and start to eat, how they hold their knife and fork, how they tactfully refuse food and wine and what they consider to be polite conversation.

That evening, as privileged dinner guests in the château belonging to the (very modern!) descendants of Colbert, you have the unique opportunity to experience French table manners and conversation in a setting befitting the court of the Sun-King (and the  setting for the film “Dangerous Liasons” with Glenn Close and John Malkovitch)!

Upon your arrival, the owners of this historic 18th century château welcome you as their personal guests and take you on a private tour of their ancestral home and its lovely landscaped park. A candlelit dinner in their formal dining room gives you the opportunity to get to know them better while enjoying a gastronomic meal prepared by their master chef.  After this romantic dinner your driver will whisk you back to Paris.

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