On September 29 & 30,Members of Les Maitres Cuisiniers de France and l’Academie Culinaire de France, will represent the French culinary tradition at “Le Taste of France” in New York City. Our members will be there to to present authentic dishes from France’s six regions paired with signature desserts and drinks.
The event will take place at Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 on West Street and 13th Street, in New York City. The event will feature:
25 French Chefs
30 dishes and more than 10,000 tasting portions sold from 6 French region
All French specialities (divided by 6 regions: North, North East, North West, Central, South East and South West)
Vendors: 40% Drinks; 27% Food; 23% Lifestyle; 10% Kitchen
14 singers among Emilie Simon, Antoine Blech, and Perla Lama
3 “petanque” fields
25 French Bulldogs (and a “French” kissing booth”
Master Chef Bernard Guillas will be hosting a culinary class at E.A.T. (Extraordinary Artisan Table) where he willteach how to make summer tomato & wild shrimp gazpacho, and talk about the importance of the choice of ingredients. Participants will get to enjoy the dish and have Chef Guillas sign a copy of his latest cookbook, “Flying Pans”.
27535 Jefferson Ave
Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
This year, L’Académie Culinaire de France (The Culinary Academy of France, ACF) and Les Maîtres Cuisiniers de France (The Master Chefs of France, MCF) held their annual meeting at The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago where we inducted new members, met on organization business, and celebrated our friendship and mission.
The formal opening ceremony was held at The Union League Club of Chicago where Executive Chef, Michael Garbin, welcomed the guests with a very special Verre de l’Amitié, or Toast of Friendship. Chef Garbin is part of Moët & Chandon’s Club des Sabreurs, and ceremoniously struck off the top of the bottle of Moët to start off the event.
Honors & Awards
ACF’s Dame de L’Année (Woman of the Year): Deann Bayless for her work as producer of Mexico – One Plate at a Time; co-author of several cookbooks; and owner, with her husband, Rick Bayless, of Topolobampo, Frontera Grill, and XOCO.
The Fauteuil de L’Académie (Chair of The Academy): Chef Bernard Crétier, Chef-Owner of Le Vichyssois Restaurant in Lakemoor, Illinois.
MCF Toque d’Argent (Silver Toque): Jean-Michel Bergougnoux of L’Absinthe Brasserie in New York City for years of dedication to French cuisine.
Jérome Landrieu, Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy (Chicago, IL)
Carrie Nahabedian, NAHA (Chicago, IL)
Jean-Claude Poilevey, La Sardine (Chicago, IL)
Didier Rosada, Uptown Bakers (Washington, D.C.)
Dominique Tougne, Chez Moi (Chicago, IL)Bruno Chemel, Baumé (Palo Alto, CA)
Stéphane Cheramy, Ritz-Carlton (Orlando, FL)
Pascal Guillotin, Coverpoint Holdings (New York, NY)
Jonathan Jerusalmy, St. Regis Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
Stephen M. Maronian, Norwalk Community College (Norwalk, CT)
Nicolas Romo, Patrick Properties (Charleston, SC)
Sébastien Thieffine, Ritz-Carlton (Naples, FL)
Steve Benjamin, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (Las Vegas, NV)
Gérard Bertholon, Cuisine Solutions (Alexandria, VA)
Jean-Luc Boulay, Chez Boulay (Québec, Canada)
Patrice Defelice, Groupe Europea (Canada)
Didier Elena, Alain Ducasse Adour (New York City, NY)
Romuald Feger, St. Regis (San Francisco, CA)
Didier Lailheugue, Intercontinental Buckhead (Atlanta, GA)
Laurent Manrique, Millesime (New York, NY)
Patrick Ponsaty, Loews Coronado Bay (Coronado, CA)
Phillipe Schmit, Philippe Restaurant & Lounge (Houston, TX)
Maîtres Cuisiniers de France USA is honored to take part in this year’s Focus on French Cinema Film Festival. The festival,was founded in 2005 in partnership with the Alliance Française of Greenwich, CT; and is dedicated to the international cultural identity of French and Francophone cinema honoring the achievement of French language film. The event itinerary goes as follows:
Screening of Angèle and Tony (87 minutes)
The Gala Buffet: ”Les Maîtres Cuisiniers de France and L’Académie Culinaire de France will be delighting guests with the best of French Cuisine. Guests will enjoy Perrier-Jouët Champagne and mingle and meet the chefs.
The Silent Auction: ”Bid on everything from a Champagne Sunset cruise on Long Island Sound to a African Safari for two at the Zulu Nyala Private Game reserve.”
11:45 La Table Ronde: Round Table, discussions between actors and directors.
12-6 pm assorted short films.
12-8 pm “Rue des Restaurants”: Restaurant Street! Guests will enjoy “Restaurant Street”
Wine & coffee
Croques-monsieurs, crêpes, quiches
Miniature apple tarts
Foie gras and oxtail torchon
Cotignac (quince) en coulis
Sausage and herb polenta with Beaufort
Chocolate, products from D’Artagnan, and more…
Food will be provided by Provence en Boite in Brooklyn, Jean-Louis in Greenwich, L’atelier du chocolat, Union League Cafe in New Haven, Orsay Restaurant in NYC, D’Artagnan, Swiss Favorites, White Toque , Les Canelés de Céline of NYC, and Wave Hill Breads of Wilton.
12-6pm “Rue des Restaurants”
11-6pm Four feature films
To Purchase Tickets: Call FFC ticket Hot Line 203-629-3644 or Call the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College 914-251-6200
“A Meal to Remember” when it returns to Atlanta this on its 24th anniversary to raise money for Meals On Wheels Atlanta. This Senior Citizen Services program has been delivering daily meals to homebound seniors in the metro area since 1970.
Joanne and Charles Ackerman will be honored this year for their commitment to Senior Citizen Services and Meals On Wheels Atlanta.
Marjorie Harvey, Harrison Rohr, and Jack Sawyer will chair the black tie reception whose theme is “Un Repas Mémorable” and will explore the tastes France. The event will be held at the St. Regis Atlanta on Friday, November. Chef Jean-Louis Dumonet, Chef Marc Ehrler, Chef Pascal Tingaud, Chef Nico Romo, and Chef Andre Renard will attend the dinner which is to be coordinated by Master Chef of France, Jonathan Jerusalmy, Executive Chef at the St. Regis Atlanta.
A live and silent auction featuring food and wine, trips, fine art, and more will be held in conjunction with the dinner. The fund raising goal has been set at $400,000 which would serve to provide 61,500 nutritious meals for homebound seniors. Since the first “A Meal to Remember” in 1988, more than $4 million has been raised to support Meals On Wheels Atlanta.
Global humanitarian organization ACTION AGAINST HUNGER | ACF INTERNATIONAL is pleased to announce a joint initiative with the Financial Times: the FT Charity Auction, featuring one-of-a-kind experiences for food and wine aficionados. Featured among them is a unique fine dining Experience: 4 Maîtres Cuisiniers de France come to your home and prepare a meal for 10 guests. Invite us into your kitchen!
Bids begin November 30th and end December 21st; all auction proceeds benefit Action Against Hunger’s life-saving programs. Click to the logo to start bidding.
French gastronomy is the subject of two promotions this fall—”Celebrate Fall the French Way” and “French Spice”—which are bringing France’s culinary panache to U.S. palates. “Celebrate Fall the French Way” was active across the country from October 18th through November 7th. Supported by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture & Fisheries and in partnership with chefs group Maîtres Cuisiniers de France, participating restaurants—including New York’s Madison Bistro and Cercle Rouge, Boston’s Petit Robert Bistro, and California’s Left Bank among many others—offered $35 Chef’s Selections complemented by Rhône Valley and Alsace wine selections. The promotion is part of an ongoing “Celebrate the French Way” campaign sponsored by Alsace and the Rhône.
“French Spice” is zeroing in on the important Miami market. Running through the month of November, it features prix fixe meals for both lunch and dinner at a host of French culinary destinations around Miami, including Starfish, Provence Grill and Pistache among others. Presented by the French American Chamber of Commerce and French Week and supported by Sofitel Luxury Hotels, “French Spice” is bringing maximum exposure to Miami’s vibrant community of French eateries.
The Maitres Cuisiniers de France make their debut at “In French with English Subtitles,” an event to raise funds for families in need.
In December, 2009, In French with English Subtitles presented nine films, all very recent productions and new releases. All films were New York Premières, some were US Premières, others were International Premières!
For the first time, through the medium of cinema, this even acted as a fundraisng event in which all the proceeds went directly to a charity! In French with English subtitles is the first festival presented by l’Entraide Française, a not‐for profit organization comprising a volunteer team that brings assistance to French citizens residing in the US who experience serious and unforeseeable difficulties and helps them to overcome these distressing moments.