Cynthia Coutu is Canadian and has been living in Paris for over 30 years. She obtained a B.A. in Fine Arts (Photography) in Canada, then came to France to do a Masters in Art History at the Sorbonne. Her love of wine and cheese kept her in France. After working for 20 years at the Canadian Embassy in France and the OECD, an international organisation, she hung up her international civil servant hat and pursued her passion. She studied wine at L’Académie du Vin and L’École du Vin, and is certified Wine and Spirits Education Trust Level 3 with Merit. She then specialised in champagne – the king of wines and the wines of kings! She founded Delectabulles in 2017, a champagne networking club for women. She hosts champagne workshops in Paris, judges wine contests, and loves taking people to visit her favourite producers in Champagne. She only uses champagnes made by women, and only takes guests to visit champagne houses where women play an important role. It is her small way of supporting women in the male-dominated wine industry. She has be mentioned in Le Monde, New York Times and Paris Match. She was also voted “Best Wine Tasting in Paris” by Expatriates Magazine, “Best Wine Experience in Paris” by Travel and Hospitality Awards, “Wine Expert of the Year” by Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards, and Top 50 Wine Experiences in the World by The Wine Magazine. She is currently researching the role of women in the history of Champagne for a book project.
You’ll meet Cynthia during our Week in Paris tour.
OUR CULINARY EXPERIENCES
Join us for an 8-day, 9-night culinary holiday taking you from Tbilisi, Georgia to the Georgian countryside and back. This is a food & wine lover’s dream holiday where hospitable local guides will lead you on a cultural and gastronomical journey
7-day, 6-night cooking holiday in Parma, Italy. Join us for pasta making, prosciutto tasting, and Italian wine discovery. A feast for food & wine lovers.
6 days of cooking, baking, touring, and tasting. Hands-on French cooking classes. Explore markets, visit producers, and be immersed in French cuisine. All skill levels are welcome. 7-nights lodging included.
6 days of cooking, tapas, wine, & flamenco in Andalusia. A culinary tour in Seville for food & wine lovers. Explore markets, taste with us & enjoy! All skill levels are welcome. 7-nights lodging included.
Take part in private online cooking classes with friends & family. We’re bringing great cooking experiences straight into your home kitchen through an interactive online cooking class. Cook along with your chef, ask questions, and enjoy!
A FREE virtual French dessert demo where French tea cakes & cookies and more. Yummy, hands-on, and interactive. Join us from your home kitchen!
Meet your chef for lunch or dinner in France in this online FREE French cooking class demo. We’re bringing the taste of France to your home kitchen. Prepare delicious French recipes. Learn French classics with us online.
Are you ready a bit of Olé? We’re taking you to Spain! Say hello to our online Spanish cooking class. A taste of Spanish cuisine beyond tapas. Prepare a delicious Spanish recipes. LIVE, FREE, & fun. Come taste with us!
A great sauce starts with a great stock. Come join us for this unique online Sauce Making class demo where we will help you perfect your sauce-making from stock to finish. With the base of the French mother sauces as your building blocks, the options are countless.
Perfect your French tart baking skills in a FREE online demo. Master French pie & tart doughs selected for their fillings as much as for their tastes. Learn the classic French tart recipes that you’ve seen in French pastry shop windows. Online and from your home kitchen.
5.5 days of pure foodie love. A French culinary tour in Paris filled with food, wine, & cooking? Yes, please! Join our chefs & guides you on a gastronomic journey through French cuisine à la Parisienne, Champagne & wine tasting, & more. Jump in!