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Wine & Dine in a Frenchman's Home

Rated 4.65 out of 5 from 17 reviews.Gladesville, Australia

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Experience hosted by Jean-Marie

4 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Enjoy a typical French dinner prepared by an experienced native cook. Whether it is choucroute de la mer, cassoulet of lamb, poulet aux morilles or bouillabaisse, I will regale you with staples of the French repertoire, often with a twist. So be open to being surprised, entertained, and deliciously fed by a man who not only can cook, but is inspired by the cuisines of the world and has been established in the Sydney food scene for over seven years. I am also very knowledgeable about wine, and will often surprise you with unconventional pairings. Having worked in English for decades, I am fluent in the subtleties of Australian slang, while retaining a hint of a French accent. So in short, you are in for a treat.

Our Experiences are on hold until June due to the current circumstances. Sorry
Enjoy a typical French dinner prepared by an experienced native cook. Whether it is choucroute de la mer, cassoulet of lamb, poulet aux morilles or bouillabaisse, I will regale you with staples of the French repertoire, often with a twist. So be open to being surprised, entertained, and deliciously fed by a man who not only can cook, but is inspired by the cuisines of the world and has been established in the Sydney food scene for over seven year…

Jean-Marie's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    A typical French recipe like choucroute, cassoulet, ratatouille or bouillab...
  • Drinks
    Wine to match the meal
From $75
/ person
Sat, Oct 3
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$75 per person
$75 per person
Sat, Oct 17
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$75 per person
$75 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Meet your host, Jean-Marie

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 17 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am Jean-Marie, a Frenchman living in Sydney since 1997. I am lucky to have a mom—still alive at 100 - and two grandmothers who were exceptional cooks, as well as a great-grandmother who was an excellent gardener and famous for her conserves. I have a blog that documents my abilities to cook French cuisine for family and friends—and now for groups of six people at a time.

Our experiences are currently on hold until June due the current circumstances. Sorry
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Where you'll be

You will be welcomed into my apartment for dinner. I am located about six miles outside central Sydney, with plenty of parking space and public transport at the corner of my street. There will be good music as I am a talented speaker designer, as well as a respected cook. Did I mention I am French?

Rated 4.65 out of 5 from 17 reviews.

Sungwuk
February 2020
Good ambience and talk with other guests. I enjoyed french wines. Also it was very unique experience, mix of culinary tour and hifi hearing. If he had assistant, that would be perfect.
Mali
February 2020
Such a delightful evening of French indulgence in the beautiful suburb of Gladesville, Sydney. An amazing spread of fine french food, wine, cheese, butter, and music. Great stories of France, its history and beautiful places. It was as if I was transcended to the regions themselves. Visual images and stories of spectacular Provence, home of the host Jean-Marie. So much passion, and wonderful new friends made on the night. Thank you muchly Jean-Marie for the amazing experience. Best regards, Mali.
Such a delightful evening of French indulgence in the beautiful suburb of Gladesville, Sydney. An amazing spread of fine french food, wine, cheese, butter, and music. Great stories…
Woojin
December 2019
한국분들 저는 영어 못하지만 혼자가서 너무 좋은 경험해서 또 친구를 초대해서 갔어요 가정집에서 눈 앞에서 맛있는 프랑스음식과 와인을 먹으니 가성비도 좋고 정말 특별한체험 추천합니다!
Woojin
November 2019
I had a very happy Saturday evening. I'm going to make a reservation again after I'm going to make a reservation Everything was delicious.
Chas
April 2019
Great food and great conversation. A truly special experience, especially if you’re into speakers/audio. Jean-Marie really made the effort to make all of us feel welcome in his home.
Alana
July 2018
We had a wonderful evening with Jean-Marie. The conversation flowed easily, the food was delicious and the French wines were lovely! Jean-Marie was warm and welcoming and we really enjoyed hearing about his passion for food and Provence. Highly recommend for a lovely night out!
We had a wonderful evening with Jean-Marie. The conversation flowed easily, the food was delicious and the French wines were lovely! Jean-Marie was warm and welcoming and we real…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

There will be plenty of opportunities to take photos for your social media. As we cannot accommodate more than six guests, it will feel like friends gathering. Expect French hospitality at its best.