300 people were present at the Gaggenau gallery the 7th and 8th of November 2013 for the “Rendez-vous des Arts Culinaires-Hunting Lodge”. For two days, prestigious partners played the sharing game with their products and their savoir-faire for the guests’ pleasure. Flashback on a unique event…
The “Hunting Lodge” was the underlying theme of this unique event. Upon their arrival at the Gaggenau gallery courtyard, the visitors discovered the new Range Rover Sport, with a luxurious interior crafted in a spirit of excellence and performance.
The red carpet led to the reconstitution of a hunting lodge, where the visitors immediately dove in this atmosphere. The decoration gave the tone of these Rendez-vous.
Bailliencourt Paris, French house of linen made in the purest of traditions, had chosen autumnal pieces. An ice-coffee coloured bed spread decorated the bed of Swiss maker Elite Bed.
A green table cloth covered the table where Chantal Mirabaud, creator of Dîner de Gala, had set a few of her creations. In this warm atmosphere, it was possible to meet designers and artisans.
The Opinel, object of legend in the French cutlery industry, synonym of a nomad “art de vivre”, completed this decoration with thin table knives in olive tree wood.
Origen, design business from Patagonia, presented a number of objects showing the local craftsmanship : trays in solid hammered silver, bottle-holders made out of horns, chandeliers in stag antlers, leather and wood tables… The perfect occasion to discover the savoir-faire of cabinetmakers, carpenters and Argentinean artisans.
Other artistic savoir-faire, the one of Philippe H. Ragot, wildlife artist. Animal portraits, nature scenes, his compositions and the choice of saturated and contrasted colours, didn’t leave the spectators indifferent…
René Veyrat Event, had prepared red dogwood branches, cotoneasters (plants with little red berries), as well as amaryllis, and bouquets placed in the entire gallery. This flowery touch created an autumnal aesthetic in each room of the venue.
The heritage room of the Gaggenau Gallery, second space of the « Rendez-vous des Arts Culinaires – Hunting Lodge”, was dedicated to tastings. The visitors had the pleasure to discover several exceptional products.
The wine cellar chef of the Laurent-Perrier House of Champagne, gloved in white, presented and served the Laurent-Perrier Brut and the Cuvée Rosé Laurent-Perrier. These different cuvees, served in a magnum, were all fascinating; their freshness, their purity, their refinement fulfilled the guests’ palates.
Aberlour, single malt whiskeys made in the Scottish Highlands, were a real journey for the visitors’ taste buds. The Aberlour 18 years, 15 years, 10 years and A’bunadh showed a glimpse of the Scottish heritage in terms of spirits, perfect with wild food recipes.
The tasting would not have been complete without glasses that fit perfectly the aromas of each product. Spiegelau, German crystal brand, was the tasting partner of all wines and spirits, with the champagne glasses Adina Prestige and the whisky glasses Snifter Premium.
Highlight of the “Rendez-vous des Arts Culinaires-Hunting Lodge”, the workshops, organised in the Gaggenau gallery kitchen.
The first workshop was animated by Laurent André, executive chef of the palace Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris. The chef prepared, in front of the guests, a venison fillet with 5 berries cooked in a casserole, fruits and vegetables cooked together, with a Grand Veneur sauce. Laurent André shared his tips and pieces of advice in cooking big game.
Chantal Mirabaud conducted a workshop around table decoration. The creator explained the bases for setting up a harmonious table, on the « Fauna and Flora » theme, where colours, textures and elements are perfectly matched, and never hinder the proceedings of a dinner.
During this workshop, the “trainee decorators” discovered the new porcelain collection « Le Brésil », by Haviland, painted with exotic birds and made in collaboration with the Zuber manufacture, and could match it with different elements present on the table: plates, glasses, candle holders, table cloths, napkins, table runners, cutlery…
The “Rendez-vous des Arts Culinaires-Hunting Lodge” gathered many passionate guests. During two days, table arts, interior decoration, high gastronomy and wine tastings were assembled around a federating theme: the hunting lodge.
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