The chef is my best friend


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10.45am on Tuesdays and Thursdays

What's in our tour?

You are a food lover who can tell fine foods and good restaurants? And you are hoping to find a truly new eating experience?

Eat at award-winning restaurant Na/Na as a private guest of Chef Nathaly Nicolas-Ianniello. And discover the world from the perspective of a top chef.

Your host meets you outside a local food market. You learn to appraise the market from the perspective of a chef. How to pick the best produce? What are sure ways to find sweet melon, juicy meat, creamy cheese, and fluffy fish fillet?

Your host then guides you to Na/Na. Chef Nathaly greets you and gives you a personal tour. How did she design her restaurant, and why? What goes on in the storage rooms? What are we going to eat today, and how will Nathaly cook it? Nathaly personally advises us on our lunch choices.

Then comes the meal. 3 courses, farm-to-fork, seasonal produce, and drinks. Nathaly does what chefs are told not to do. She matches the seemingly unmatchable. She blends opposite cooking traditions together. Often the French, the Italian and the Japanese.

If the food does not absorb you to the full, your host will provide a running commentary. On the flavors and the smells you are experiencing of course. But also on how to win a Michelin star. French Restaurant etiquette and so on.

With “the chef is my best friend”, we aspire to give you a fabulous meal. But also priceless insights for your future restaurant experiences.


  • a fabulous, award-winning meal: ‘farm-to-fork,’ seasonal, locally-grown, produce. And a chef who is not bound by traditions
  • running commentary from a top chef who is creative, articulate and personable
  • an exploration of a food market, and unique insights into how to pick the best produce
  • 2 hosts: a friendly host with fluent English who will lift the curtain for you, and Na/Na restaurant’s chef Nathaly
  • small groups, all in English

Where and when?

Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 10.45am

Why take this tour?

To experience something most food lovers will never know.


The Experience is €85/person (or US$95)

Privatize this tour

Some guests who are passionate about food make “the chef is my best friend” a private experience, for a small extra fee. For these private tours we can accommodate different dates and times.

Other information

Average number of guests 4.
Average time: 2.5 hours.

Ends outside Na/Na restaurant, near Bastille.

Look for our distinct pink vests.

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We meet at 100 rue de Charenton


10.45am on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Metro station

closest metro is Ledru-Rollin (line 8): walk up avenue Ledru-Rollin and make a left on rue de Charenton

Additional information

Average number of guests 4
Average time: 2.5 hours

Ends outside NA/NA restaurant, near Bastille.

Look for our distinct pink vests

Book now