Les Chefs au Sommet d’Auron thanked the prestigious partners of the Festival de Gastronomie de Montagne in the Mercantour snow during a festive reception on the trails at La Bergerie.
Les Chefs au Sommet d’Auron celebrated from January 18th to 24th, 2020, the high gastronomy by summits of tastes, mountains of flavours, peaks of gustatory emotions in the heart of the Mercantour’s emblematic ski resort. Talented chefs and pastry chefs from the French Riviera shared moments of authenticity and gastronomic pleasures in a convivial atmosphere with tourists and inhabitants from the Haute Tinée. As every year for the past nine years, faithful and generous partners have contributed to the success of the Mountain Gastronomy Festival.
Culinary delights to be shared
With the sumptuous peaks of the Mercantour as a backdrop, Les Chefs au Sommet d’Auron have been celebrating Haute Gastronomy for nine years through events of culinary delights sharing. For the first time, a talented couple of chefs, Noëlle and David Faure from SensÔriel in Nice, honoured the gastronomic event with their fun, energy, smile and kindness. The Festival de Gastronomie de Montagne offered a week of culinary demonstrations, fun workshops and gourmet 5-7s on the central area. During the Festival, cheffes and chefs of great renown performed real culinary feats every evening by concocting gastronomic dinners in the resort’s restaurants.
Gastronomes spoilt every night
Every evening, the restaurants in the resort of Auron, Saint-Étienne de Tinée and St Dalmas Le Selvage welcomed in their kitchens renowned chefs and pastry chefs of the region who created sumptuous gastronomic dinners at the unique and privileged price of 45 euros per person. These exceptional dinners are enjoyed by the fireside, in the relaxed and warm atmosphere of the dining rooms decorated with the woodwork of the mountain restaurants. These high-altitude dinners and festival events are held in partnership with prestigious partners from the wine and culinary world.
Many chefs and participants from the Mountain Gastronomy Festival gathered around the partners of Les Chefs au Sommet d’Auron 2020 for a presentation of their know-how and a tasting of their products at Alain Monge‘s La Bergerie restaurant on the trails of Auron on Monday January 20th. Guests were able, among others, to discover and appreciate the nectars from the Domaine de Rimauresq, Cru Classé Côtes de Provence in Pignans in the Var, Philipponnat Champagnes… Victor Delpierre, Barista/Cocktail World Champion, presented liqueurs and Andros fruit juices from which he concocted tasty cocktails before distilling an exceptional coffee.
An event immortalized on glossy paper
In the presence of Colette Fabron, Mayor of Saint Étienne de Tinée, who has been ardently supporting the event since its inception, the guests were able to taste the tasty specialties from Le Gooker’s multifunctional wood-fired oven, as well as a rich buffet concocted by La Bergerie and La Table du Chalet. In partnership with Balicco, photographer Christophe Giraudeau immortalized the event on glossy paper and then offered the photos to each guest.
The Mountain Gastronomy Festival was born out of the initiative of the members of the Auron and Saint Étienne de Tinée Shopkeepers’ Association who, having forged friendships with many starred Chefs in the region, created the festival in February 2012 under the aegis of Michel Guillot, President of the Tinée Tourist Offices and Krystel Biret, his deputy. Many chefs and partners have rallied the cause of this gastronomic event that has become a must. Les Chefs au Sommet d’Auron is organised by the Association des Commerçants et Artisans d’Auron et Saint Étienne de Tinée with the support of the commune of Saint Étienne de Tinée, the Tourist Office, the SEM des Cimes du Mercantour and the Chambre des Métiers des Alpes-Maritimes et des Artisans Arts et Délices.
Les Chefs au Sommet d’Auron
18 – 24 Janvier 2020
Restaurants in Auron, St Etienne de Tinée & St Dalmas Le Selvage
Information: Auron Tourist Office
+33 (0)4 93 23 02 66
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