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Food & Wine trips to France!

Welcome to A Taste of Paris™!  Here you will find information about my food and wine centric excursions to France.  Travel with me to taste, discover, and be inspired by French food and culture, one bite at a time.

In addition to digging into the delicious details of A Taste of Paris™(ATOP) trips, be sure to check out my blog where you can find ways to taste, discover, and be inspired.   Taste the very best from my kitchen to yours, with recipes-inspired by my travels-and creative ideas for entertaining. Discover joy and passion in stories about the extraordinary people, places, and things all around us. Be inspired by the foods, cultures, and stories I love.  Your creativity will be sparked, your taste buds will tingle, and your heart will be warmed as I share my Joie de Vivre with you.

Finally, be sure to look at my current cooking class schedule, and personal appearance, and join me for real time fun in the kitchen.  Be sure to update your calendar with pertinent dates provided by ATOP.

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Kelly Jacob
“Whether you start the trip as a foodie, Francophile or a Fangio Fan, this trip will end up being all three! Truly a trip of a lifetime.”
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2017-09-04T01:57:26-05:00
“Whether you start the trip as a foodie, Francophile or a Fangio Fan, this trip will end up being all three! Truly a trip of a lifetime.”
Laura Whatley
“This was  an amazing trip of a  lifetime - the sites, the friendships made, and the delectable cooking!  Go with an appetite for Paris and  you will be on cloud nine.”
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2017-09-04T02:00:44-05:00
“This was  an amazing trip of a  lifetime - the sites, the friendships made, and the delectable cooking!  Go with an appetite for Paris and  you will be on cloud nine.”
Barbara Wagner
"I had been before, but I never really SAW Paris until I went with Lorie. An
unforgettable experience that touches the senses, the palate, and warms the
heart.  Well worth a repeat trip."
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2017-09-04T02:02:56-05:00
"I had been before, but I never really SAW Paris until I went with Lorie. An unforgettable experience that touches the senses, the palate, and warms the heart.  Well worth a repeat trip."
Sue Nagy
"My trip to Paris with Lorie was over-the-top wonderful!  I loved every single moment!!  Lorie's knowledge on the food, culture and neighborhoods was exceptional!  The agenda is very well planned out, professionally organized and a must-do for anyone who loves an adventure!  Thank you Lorie!!"
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2017-09-04T02:03:28-05:00
"My trip to Paris with Lorie was over-the-top wonderful!  I loved every single moment!!  Lorie's knowledge on the food, culture and neighborhoods was exceptional!  The agenda is very well planned out, professionally organized and a must-do for anyone who loves an adventure!  Thank you Lorie!!"
Jeanne Busch
"As  lover of travel and adventure, this trip that you organized ranks at the top of my bucket list!  The exposure to the French Culture and their love and respect for cuisine is a trait to be envied!  Thanks again for all you did that made this so memorable!"
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2017-09-04T02:05:12-05:00
"As  lover of travel and adventure, this trip that you organized ranks at the top of my bucket list!  The exposure to the French Culture and their love and respect for cuisine is a trait to be envied!  Thanks again for all you did that made this so memorable!"
Karen Hollister
I am still dreaming about France! I just don’t think you realize what this trip meant to me on so many different levels and when I think of ALL you put together for us, I am still in amazement! I could not have asked for a more rewarding, fun experience! Thank you!
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2017-10-23T22:04:41-05:00
I am still dreaming about France! I just don’t think you realize what this trip meant to me on so many different levels and when I think of ALL you put together for us, I am still in amazement! I could not have asked for a more rewarding, fun experience! Thank you!
Jacqui Cooper
Was it Audrey Hepburn who said, "Paris is always a good idea" and I would add, so is the Taste of Paris cooking tour.
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2017-10-29T19:30:32-05:00
Was it Audrey Hepburn who said, "Paris is always a good idea" and I would add, so is the Taste of Paris cooking tour.
JoEllen Johnson
ATOP was life-changing for me. I was able to see Paris in a way that I would have never been able to if I traveled on my own. Lorie put together an outstanding trip!
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2018-06-12T06:56:37-05:00
ATOP was life-changing for me. I was able to see Paris in a way that I would have never been able to if I traveled on my own. Lorie put together an outstanding trip!
Sherilyn Getz
What a spectacular trip – the perfect mix of cooking, shopping and sight- seeing in a magical city!
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2018-06-12T06:57:34-05:00
What a spectacular trip – the perfect mix of cooking, shopping and sight- seeing in a magical city!
Kellyn Drayer

“As I reflect on all of the fabulous things we experienced, tasted and saw during our week with Lorie, it makes me realize even more what a remarkable trip Provence was. Every detail was planned and executed perfectly, and I tell myself almost daily how really fortunate I was to get that call from A.M. inviting me along!”

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2019-10-28T12:27:33-05:00
“As I reflect on all of the fabulous things we experienced, tasted and saw during our week with Lorie, it makes me realize even more what a remarkable trip Provence was. Every detail was planned and executed perfectly, and I tell myself almost daily how really fortunate I was to get that call from A.M. inviting me along!”
Harriet Stoneham

“The Provence trip was a true reawakening of my spirit. I am thrilled I had the experience with Lorie!” 

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2019-10-28T14:39:01-05:00
“The Provence trip was a true reawakening of my spirit. I am thrilled I had the experience with Lorie!” 
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Chocolate and Pistachio make Magic!

Are you looking for a wonderful dessert for Valentines Day celebrations?  Look no further, my sumptuous Chocolate Pistachio Tart is decadent goodness perfect for the occasion.  The simplicity of this dessert will amaze and it’s sure to become a regular in your repertoire! Chocolate Pistachio Tart Crust 20 Oreo cookies ½ stick butter ⅓ cup raw pistachios Filling ¾ cup

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A Taste of Paris Winter Event; It’s a Wrap!

Oh, what FUN we had! Last Friday was the A Taste of Paris winter event, It’s Valentine’s day- An Enchanting French Experience and it was epic! Hosting events quarterly lets me bring my love of France right here to the Dallas area AND give its participants a tiny taste of what ATOP trips are like! A group of amazing women

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Raspberry Chocolate Fudge
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fudge- Just in time for Valentine’s Day!!

What goes together better than silky dark chocolate and raspberries? I could not resist heading to the kitchen to create something to pair these flavors just in time for Valentine’s Day! I am so excited to share this scrumptious recipe with you. You can make Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fudge in less than 10 minutes and your Valentine will swoon over

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Chateau Pommard- the ATOP Fall Event!

Each quarter A Taste of Paris presents a French Inspired event. In the fall, just days before Thanksgiving, I hosted Preston and Megan from Chateau Pommard.  They came all the way from Burgundy, France to my home in McKinney Texas for an amazing 2-nights filled with superb wine and sumptuous bites! With the craziness of the holiday season, I never

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My Favorite Holiday and a Recipe of Course!

Does Valentine’s Day seem like a strange holiday to be my favorite? One of my V-Day rituals is to ask my husband and children if they will BE My Valentine, to which they reply YES of course!  This entitles me to shower them with some of the traditional goodies designed for this day and the best part, there is little

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It’s Valentine’s Day -An Enchanting French Experience

When I set out to create the winter A Taste of Paris event for Valentine’s Day, I knew it had to be something really special. While reflecting on Valentine’s Day, one word kept coming to mind, PASSION. Curating an experience with one purpose in mind; to spark or reignite passion for the participants, became my goal and I am thrilled

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