We are traveling to Paris for a friends wedding this December. He is mid 30's loves good food and wine.
We have a number of unique wines, olive oils and cheeses from the Ventura, Ojai area and Santa Barbara area that we are considering bringing as gifts. While they likely don't compare to what is available in Paris they are good and not widely available.
Any other ideas that might be appreciated that we could bring from Southern California? We have friends and relatives that work for Disney animation and maybe something related to that?
Also thinking of arranging an offshore oil platform tour for his next trip here. Shows another side to real California life that is not all fruits and nuts and and since 9/11 not an easy tour for people outside the oil biz to arrange.
Please send your ideas. The groom other interests besides fine dining are skiing and old pharmacy artifacts ( he is a doctor and owns a pharmacy).
BTW groom is Jewish so kosher food items required.