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Mark your calendars for the First Paris Food Rally on Saturday, September 26.
We recently sat down with Deborah Rudetzki– journalist, author and editor of 7Somewhere, the organization behind the First Paris Food Rally which will take place this fall.
“It will take place during La Fête de la Gastronomie, which this year covers three days (September 25-27). There will be gastronomic events all over the city, and 7Somewhere will add to this conviviality,” promises Deborah.
The 7 Somewhere Gastronomic Rally will be an exciting seven-hour journey and an opportunity to discover the city in a different way. It’s a chance to participate in fun epicurean challenges in a friendly atmosphere: gourmet quizzes, blind tastings. More than 40 challenges will allow competitors to explore unusual places, meet passionate producers and chefs and, together with their team, experience and share a fabulous day.
I’d love to enter but I don’t have a partner?
That’s fine. We will build up teams and you will meet like-minded people, as enthusiastic about food as you are. After a delicious breakfast, you will be ready to face this challenging day with your 7somewhere passport in your pocket. Are you a four-person team? Perfect.
What are the challenges? What do they consist of ?
They are secret until your arrival on Saturday morning. What the day consists of is 7 hours of fun, discovery, surprise and tasting. For every successful test your passport will be stamped by our “good taste” customs officers. The team that will gets the most ‘visas’ will be declared the winners.
And the prizes?
Not only an unforgettable day but there will also be food trips and dinners offered by the Châteaux & Hôtels Collection to the first three teams. Plus many other gifts such as champagne, books, local products for the 10 best teams.
Post Rally Evening Celebration Party:
The perfect end to this unique event, the party will rock !
Cocktails and dinner at Les Crocs des Halles (49 rue Berger, 75001) where a “Bubble Bar” greets competitors with champagne and Kaviari taramas, smoked salmon and poutargue. Products from La Ferme de Vertessec (tartares, charcuterie and cheese) as well as goodies from Bonpain bakery and, of course the wine will be flowing! Desserts include cakes and seasonal delights by Lafayette Gourmet, and coffee by Brûlerie Caron.
Gourmet Partners include:
Les Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France; Lafayette Gourmet; Champagne Besserat de Bellefon; Châteaux & Hôtels Collection; HotelRestoVisio; Les Crocs des Halles; Kaviari; Agence Erigone; Boulangerie Dupain; Kystin; Alain Ducasse éditions; Nestlé Waters; Cafés Caron; La Ferme de Vertessec; Stéphan Perrotte; Mavrommatis; Jamon Jamon; Brasserie Flottes; Chocolats Galler; La Fête de la Gastronomie
And if you’re not in Paris for this event, you can still sign up for 7somewhere. When it’s 7 in Paris it’s 19hrs in Montego Bay. Because it’s always 7 somewhere !
Lead photo credit : The First Paris Food Rally, courtesy of 7 Somewhere