Les Chefs au Sommet d’Auron 2020 have donned their Toques Brûlées outfit to offer skiers a cooking show full of culinary talents, treating them to barbecued mountain delicacies and specialities.
At Les Chefs au Sommet d’Auron, on Sunday 19th January 2020, skiers and gourmets were spoiled: a breakfast was offered at the foot of the ski trails followed by the now traditional giant barbecue with tasting of grilled meat and fish by the Toques Brûlées led by the lively David Faure. About twenty chefs set the snow front ablaze with their gastronomic delights to leaving the skiers of the domain enchanted.
To the warmth of embers, friendship and generosity
Under the flamboyant Toques Brûlées outfit, cheerfully hosted by the godfather of the 2020 edition, chef David Faure from SensÔriel in Nice, and Noëlle, his accomplice in the city as well as in the kitchen, Les Chefs au Sommet d’Auron offered more than three hours of gourmet happiness to skiers and skaters, inhabitants of Auron and tourists, by hosting with their giant barbecues a Culinary Art show of rare intensity.
Tastings of “fait minute” recipes, specialities simmered in the heat of the embers, of the heart, of friendship and generosity, were given away to an enchanted public. Christian Perria, the World Champion of Ecaillers also demonstrated his colourful talents.
The Toques Brûles set fire to the trails
Gastronomy leaves extraordinary memories! Thus, the moments spent while tasting the many specialties prepared by the generous cheffes and chefs of the truculent Toques Brûlées will have left memorable taste impressions to mark the 2020 Mountain Gastronomy Festival. Under a radiant sun, the Toques Brûlées locavore, lovingly cooked by the cheerful and spectacular Toques Brûlées brigade and guest chefs, including the Toques Blanches, delighted visitors and their families. Each chef offered his or her refined recipe, prepared at the foot of the snow front.
Barbecued gourmet recipes
On the menu, many delicate specialities: game, venison and daguet à la braise, stewed wild boar, lamb on the spit, ribs of pork on embers; local vegetables: small spelt, parsnip purée, butternut squash; fish: bass and sea bream from the bay of Cannes, pageots, squid; many breads, focaccia; saffron rice pudding cooked in a wood-fired cauldron, socca cooked in Le Gooker‘s multi-purpose oven… For the sweets, the marshmallow-coloured dessert of the Reine des Neiges, released by Claire Verneil, attracted much attention!
Breads, desserts and cocktails
The Toques Brûlées delicacies were accompanied by country breads from artisan bakers such as the Boulangerie Centrale in Saint Étienne de Tinée, the Maison Yalex in Isola Village, Les Pains de Flo in Auron and Rolfo Créations in Saint Laurent du Var. Sweet delicacies delighted the taste buds of an audience put in appetite by the fragrant fumes that floated around, impatient to taste these marvels offered by Les Chefs au Sommet d’Auron. To help you to stay in front of the buffets rather than hurtling down the slopes! On the drinks side, Victor Delpierre, Barista/Cocktail World Champion, had prepared delicious fruit cocktails. The Bières du Comté, brewed and bottled in Saint Martin Vésubie, gave a boost to this event, which was a celebration of sharing and gastronomy.
The Toques Brûlées cheer Auron
Les Toques Brûlées brings together within its association renowned chefs who regularly perform breathtaking culinary shows on the French Riviera that are real gourmet adventures. In their modernity and prodigality, the truculent chefs advocate creativity, quality, conviviality and friendship. They love to revisit traditional or local dishes in a modern and evolving cuisine. Les Toques Brûlées were created in 2007 by their current president, the amazing chef David Faure.
Mountain Gastronomy Festival
With the snowfields of the sumptuous, pristine peaks of the Mercantour as a backdrop, Les Chefs au Sommet d’Auron is a highly mountainous and tasteful event in Auron, Saint Etienne de Tinée and Saint Dalmas Le Salvage. For the past nine years, the Mountain Gastronomy Festival has been offering gastronomic menus at unique and moderate prices (45€) in the restaurants of the resort and its surroundings. Numerous culinary demonstrations led by renowned chefs also enliven the afternoons of fine gourmets. This very “toquée” team, surrounded by pastry chefs from the French Riviera, offers a moment of authenticity, sharing, culinary pleasures and conviviality with the many holidaymakers who frequent the resort of Auron.
Les Chefs au Sommet d’Auron
From 18 to 24 january 2020
Restaurants in Auron, St Etienne de Tinée & St Dalmas-le-Selvage
Information: Office de Tourisme d’Auron
+33 (0)4 93 23 02 66
Chefs au Sommet d’Auron, Toques Brûlées’ Embers of Friendship in pictures
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