Chefs au Sommet d’Auron – seventh edition – have made the emblematic ski resort of Mercantour the Capital of Mountain Gastronomy from January 20 to 26, 2018 under the patronage of Pastry Chef Christian Cottard.
Chefs au Sommet d’Auron started on Saturday, January 20th with no less than three World Champions who demonstrated their talents. On the gastronomy side, the public enjoyed a delicious orange jam cooked by Stéphan Perrotte, Best Confiturier of France 2014, 2015 World Jam Champion and 2016 Gold Medal at the Concours Agricole de Paris. Visitors were refreshed with fruit juice cocktails mixed by Victor Delpierre, Barista/Cocktails World Champion. Finally, to break the ice, Mario Amégée, triple World Champion in ice carving, sculpted a superb lyre in front of the Auron Ice Rink.
Affordable gastronomic meals
For a week, under the patronage for the first time of a Pastry Chef, Christian Cottard from Antibes, the Chefs au Sommet d’Auron will highlight the Bio and Locavore to honor the gastronomic riches and quality products abounding in the mountains, valleys and coastline of the Highlands. The products of our mountains mainly come from the Association Montagnes Paysannes, a collective of producers from Puget-Théniers.
These noble products, from short circuits and organic cultivation, raised or cultivated with the love of our terroir, are sublimated by renowned chefs and pastry chefs and offered to gourmets at a very affordable price of 45 € for a gastronomic meal including amuse-bouche, starter, main course and dessert (Reservations with restaurateurs).
Inauguration around love, passion and sharing
The job of a chef or pastry chef is based on love, passion and sharing. This, the chefs demonstrated during the inauguration of the Chefs au Sommet d’Auron in the central square in the presence of Colette Fabron, Mayor of Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée Auron and Michel Guillot, President of the Tourist Office of Mercantour stations and organizer of the Mountain Gastronomy Festival. The week of generosity and sharing of chefs began with the traditional Galette des Rois with hot chocolate and a tasting of the traditional Saint-Etienne cuisine: green pasta, cussonets, donuts, ganses, ravioli, animated by the members of ASESC (Association from St Etienne de Tinée). The public learned how to make jam with Stéphan Perrotte’s tasting workshop and how to mix cocktails with Victor Delpierre while Mario Amégée was fluttering the ice in the air by sculpting his frosted crystal work.
After ski gourmand, workshops and conferences
The Chefs au Sommet d’Auron showcase every day from January 20th to the 26th, 2018, a rich program of After Ski Gourmand, workshops and conferences.
16h: Workshops or cooking demonstrations with Chefs.
17h: Animation Barista / Cocktails on the restaurant terraces of the resort with Victor Delpierre
Conference – Cinema Hall
– “Le Chocolat” with Christian Cottard, 2018 Chefs au Sommet d’Auron President of Honnor
– Association “Montagnes Paysannes”: conference with local producers
– “Veganism” with Camille and Willy Berton (Organic and raw Vegan Gorilla restaurant in Nice)
– “Barista, a new profession at the service of the margin” with Barista/Cocktails World Champion Victor Delpierre
– “Nature & Bio Wines” with Philipponnat
– Anne Sallé, culinary blogger
Relaxation and grain of madness
The Chefs au Sommet d’Auron invite you to six days of gourmande feast to be tasted without moderation, around a detonating recipe based on flavors from our mountains, snow, sun, relaxation, plus a touch of madness and good humor for a real cure of flavors and well-being at the top of the Mediterranean Alps.
Les Chefs au Sommet d’Auron
From 20/01/2018 to 26/01/2018
Salle Rovery – Plateau de Chastellarès
Restaurants in Auron, St Etienne de Tinée and St Dalmas-le-Selvage
Information: Auron Tourist Office
+33 (0) 4 93 23 02 66
Inauguration of Chefs au Sommet d’Auron in pictures
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