On Friday November 18, at the Lycée Hôtelier Paul Augier in Nice, I had the pleasure of highlighting an often overlooked aspect of Auguste Escoffier, his humanist and European commitment.
Followed by a large audience, interspersed with anecdotes distilled by Richard Duvauchelle, Curator of the Escoffier Museum of Culinary Art in Villeneuve-Loubet, this conference was held as part of the closing of the DéfiTour, organized by DefisMed and its President Eric Raulet, in partnership with the Escoffier Foundation and the Lycée Hôtelier Paul Augier.
The documentary from the conference: Auguste Escoffier: une vision sociale.
The principal of the Lycée Denis Férault and its deputy director of training Christophe Moreau then welcomed the participants to the application restaurant La Rotonde for an exceptional meal.
As a preamble, a check for 1,500 euros was presented by Richard Duvauchelle to the association Vacances & Familles (U.N.A.T)*.
The hundred participants had the opportunity to appreciate the cuisine of Auguste Escoffier with a menu signed by Jean-Claude Brugel, Meilleur Ouvrier de France 1996, President of the Disciples Escoffier of the Riviera - Côte d'Azur - Corsica - Monaco and produced in collaboration with the students and cooking teachers of the Lycée hôtelier.
Glass of Champagne "Harlin Drops of Gold"
Around some canapes...
Pumpkin and frog velouté with garlic butter
Marbled duck foie gras, fine Jurançon jelly
Fillet of sole according to “La Belle Otéro”
Old fashion braised beef cheek, tian of stewed vegetables
Guanaja chocolate mousse, salted butter caramel insert, hazelnut dacquoise & vanilla sauce
Mignardises & Douceurs
Café Malongo « Grande Réserve »
Our selection of organic wines
AOC Bellet - « Domaine de la Source » - Millésime 2020 Blanc
AOC Côte de Provence - « Château Roubine » - Millésime 2019 Rouge
Vin cuit de Provence Bio - « Domaine Les Bastides »
The Défi'Tour is a program aimed at recognizing 28 places in France, Morocco and Tunisia, emblematic of ecological and cultural tourism. The objective for the organizer DéfisMed chaired by Eric Raulet, is to inaugurate in 2023, with the youth, several Euro-Mediterranean circuits reconnecting visitors to these living heritages.
Vacances et Familles encourages the departure of 5,500 people every year, two-thirds of whom are children, while 40% of French people do not go on vacation.
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