1889 Travel France is a travel agency specialised in creating bespoke experiences across France. Their aim is to allow travellers to enjoy the privilege of exceptional, authentic French experiences, often those that are not usually available to the public, such as dining in the home of a Michelin-starred chef.
The Michelin chef in question, who prefers to remain anonymous in order to keep this unique experience rare and exclusive, welcomes the lucky guests to his private Parisian apartment, tucked away 10 minutes from the prestigious Champs-Élysées.
Even the stunning interior design of his luxurious apartment demonstrates his incredible taste. For a Michelin-starred chef, you’d expect nothing less.
Guests begin the evening with French appetizers and a glass of wine in the salon, before moving to the dining room for what promises to be the finest home dinner of their lives. Not only will the chef be the host, but he will also chat with guests and a private butler will take care of their every need.
The experience is unique because of the sense of intimacy inspired by the home dinner set-up. While the chef doesn’t actually eat with his clients during dinner, as he must dash off to take care of his Michelin-starred restaurant situated nearby, guests are allowed to come into the kitchen to see him cook and prepare their plates.
Of course, the chance to see a Michelin chef at work is simply not something that Michelin restaurants offer, so it’s a rare treat. As for the menu itself, it is bespoke, tailored to clients’ tastes and uses seasonal products for the freshest result.
The only point to note is that the menu will be the same for everyone at the table, except if there are specific allergy or dietary restrictions. The reason is that the meal, albeit Michelin-starred, strives to replicate the à la maison home dinner experience, where everyone delights in the same dishes like a family.
When asked about their motivations to offer such an exceptional experience, 1889 Travel France told Culture Trip that ‘the ideal travel should combine intense emotions and unforgettable encounters, with the highest quality of service’.
‘We pride ourselves on the level of detail and care we put into each and every experience. We tailor each and every request to suit the needs and wishes of the travellers, and do our very best to accommodate every single request- no matter how big or small’.
If you like the sound of this travel experience, then you should definitely check out what else they have to offer. Their other travel experiences range from after-hours tours of the Louvre and extravagant dinners in castles to encounters with celebrated French craftsmen, artists and designers. Their goal is to allow travellers to live out their wildest travel dreams.