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Conference - Dinner at the Lycée hôtelier Paul Augier in Nice

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.

Auguste Escoffier et Edouard Herriot, Ministre de l'Instruction publique en 1928. © DR
Auguste Escoffier et Edouard Herriot, Ministre de l'Instruction publique en 1928. © DR

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)*.

Le restaurant "La rotonde" au Lycée Hôtlier Paul Augier de Nice, le 18 novembre au soir. © Fabrice Roy
Le restaurant "La rotonde" au Lycée Hôtlier Paul Augier de Nice, le 18 novembre au soir. © Fabrice Roy

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.


Menu


Glass of Champagne "Harlin Drops of Gold"

Around some canapes...


Appetizer

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 »


Mineral water


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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