Saveurs et Terroirs: The best gourmet festival of the year in Mandelieu!
From 19 - 21 November, the 20th edition of this extra-large gourmet salon will feature the best food producers of our region from across France and Italy. Get your tastebuds ready!
During these three days, the Centre Expo Congrès of Mandelieu will welcome nearly 70 producers from all over France, who will come to discover, taste, savour the ideal festive table for the end of the year. The SALON SAVEURS ET TERROIRS aims to bring together the best craftsmen from France (and Italy) who are committed to the quality of their production and the values of their respective regions.
It is a cosy and warm market which is an opportunity to take time to discover passionate producers from our beautiful regions and for whom the key words are quality, respect for the product and the pleasure of sharing the art of French cooking! Italy will also be present thanks to some star producers of Parmesan cheese and olive oil.
You can discover: wines, champagnes and spirits (to be consumed in moderation), foie gras and caviar, charcuterie, cheeses, spices, teas and condiments, sweet specialities... and even tableware.
An unmissable event for gourmets and lovers of fine dining!
The producers of the Provence Alpes-Côte d'Azur region are obviously well represented.
First of all, the Domaine de Barbossi which is playing at home since it is located in... Mandelieu. One of the beautiful addresses of the Show through its collection of wines, honey and olive oils. Their lands extend over 1,350 hectares, between the sea and the mountains, in the heart of the luxuriant Azurean forests and the spectacular red rocks of the Esterel.
Then, the famous Abbaye de Lérins located on the Ile Saint Honorat in the Bay of Cannes will present its Cuvée Saint Pierre and its Liqueur de Verveine. For 16 centuries, the island of Saint Honorat has been home to the monks of the Abbey of Lérins, who live at the rhythm of monastic and community life in accordance with the rule of Saint Benedict, which is based on prayer (ora) and work (labora). They cultivate a small vineyard of 8.5 hectares in an ancestral manner. The alchemy, probably unique in the world, created by the work of the brothers, the clay-limestone, silty and sandy soil, rich in organic plant matter, the maritime influences and the island's high level of sunshine, gives this exceptional terroir its singularity and typicity.
La Famille Tournier estate produces ECOCERT-certified biodynamic wines for the entire range of BANDOL Vin de Pays and Vins de France. Its plots of land - 12 hectares - form a mosaic, each of which brings a variety of active ingredients to explode into a multitude of complex and refined aromas with a structure of great texture. Gastronomy wines recognised and acclaimed in particular by Gérald Passédat, the famous Chef of the Petit Nice in Marseille. The focus will be on the AOP BLANC Cuvée la Malissonne 2020 and AOP Rouge Cuvée Luisa Jeanne 2016.
Other Provence wines include Château Font du Broc and Château Guilhem Tournier.
The Alain Ignace wine estate is located in the Vaucluse department on the sunny side of the Rhône Valley. Alain and Nelly, independent winegrowers, focus on Muscats de Beaumes de Venice white, red and rosé, Beaumes de Venise red and Vacqueyras white and red as well as Muscat de Beaumes de Venice balsamic. A second Vaucluse estate will be present: Château de Perrascas.
On the spirits side, Rhums Difé - Rhum arrangé and Pastis de Nice will be present at the show.
Photo credits: From left to right: Brugnoli - Safran Du Verger - Lunardi 1890 - La Valette.
In a completely different field, La Dominette is a snail farm based in Le Pradet in the Var, run by Christine Watterllier who has made a professional conversion from optician to snail breeder. Her speciality: snails in chips!
In Carros, Le Safran des Vergers are producers of saffron since 2017, certified organic, they are also producers of fruit trees, olive trees and honey.
The Maison Catrice Gourmet, based in Salernes, will relocate its shop as will Sao Vanille from Marseille.
Côte d'Azur delicacies
The Côte d'Azur was created by Pascal Rolfo, Master Baker and Pastry Chef in Nice for 5 generations. It is a traditional cake, prepared according to the rules of the art, the preparation and the components of the recipe are mainly from local Côte d'Azur craftsmen and producers.
The Chocolaterie Marcellin, a family business founded in 1926, perpetuates in Levens, from generation to generation, products in the pure tradition of French chocolate making by taking the recipes of the grandfather: pralines, ganache, marzipan cherries... To end on a sweet note, you should taste the slices of candied oranges in 21 days, coated with dark chocolate.
Philippe Paganelli will present his chestnuts from Collobrières, capital of chestnuts! A complete range of his best specialities will be available on his stand.
Honey is on trend
Sophie Coste is at the head of the Ruchers de Cipières in the Alpes-Maritimes, a farm specialising in the production of monofloral and polyfloral honeys from typical Provencal environments (Prealps, maquis, garrigues, forests) but also pollen, royal jelly and propolis.
L'Abeille de l'Estérel ! This family business works to obtain unique and tasty honeys at each harvest, as demonstrated by the IGP and Label Rouge labels, as well as the gold medals awarded to the honeys produced in Provence. True beekeeping enthusiasts, they enjoy long transhumance trips between the Massifs de l'Estérel and Haute Provence as far as the Ain department. In 2010, the adventure began with one hive and the farm now has more than 500. The products they are particularly proud of during the show are the 2021 Gold Medal Lavender Honey, the Black and White Nougat and the Honey/Hazelnut Spread.
Frédéric Fronton has been a beekeeper in Provence since 2011. During the show, he will be offering lavender honey from Moutiers, garrigue honey whose hives are located in green Provence, and chestnut honey harvested in La Garde Freinet.
But this winter's star products will be Provence PDO lavender honey, which is being converted to organic production, and honey lager produced in the traditional way in Carcès.
Wines (in moderation) of all colours and from all regions.
In addition to wines from the Côte d'Azur and Provence, many other regions will be present:
The Ardèche will be represented by Domaine Christophe Bombrun, created in 2017, which offers wines from qualitative parcels worked by hand.
Burgundy is represented by Cave Bissey and Charles Vignon for Domaine Chapuis, the Gers with Château Floris, Cahors with Domaine de la Garde, the Rhône with Domaine du Père Cathuilière and that of Christophe Bombrun, the Gard Rhodanien for Mas Isabelle and of course the Bordeaux with the wines of Henry de Bellegarde or Struck Ohana.
Gilbert Jacquesson champagnes are located in the Marne Valley. Since 1926, this property has been home to independent harvesting and handling winegrowers. The estate is HVE certified.
In the Vosges, the Domaine Philippe is the scene of the work of winegrowers since 1750, where nearly 45 certified organic vintages are produced on the sands, clays and sandstones of the Vosges: Crémants, white, rosé or dry and aromatic red wines, Klevener de Heiligenstein, Crus Fronholz, Haut-Fronholz, Hertenstein, Vendanges Tardives, Sélections de Grains Nobles, Méthode Nature with no added sulphites, Oranges wines, harvested by hand, vinified with no additions, matured in stainless steel vats, barrels or sandstone eggs
Gaiffe Brun champagnes from biodynamic conversion vines and Legrand Frères champagnes will also be present.
The Brugnoli family will be presenting organic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese matured for between 24 and 84 months in the Bardi mountains in the region of origin of Parmesan cheese, and their organic balsamic vinegar will be on display.
Since the 1960s, the tradition has been passed on in this family from Gino to Tino today. A success story hailed by many 1st prizes.
Lunardi 1890 has been an artisanal company for 4 generations in Vinci near Florence. The mill is located in the middle of a thousand olive trees and the estate controls the respect of the original terroirs, the local traditions, the ancient methods of grinding. The limited production has made Lunardi1890 a synonym of unquestionable quality: for more than a century, the olives have been harvested by hand on the Vinci hills around Florence, cradle of the Renaissance. Lunardi will present its star product: Extra virgin olive oil D.O.P from Tuscany!
We will also find the biscuits produced by Biscotti Gibelli and the wine of Azienda vinicola Galli.
For the Tableware: DuroFrance utensils, the Prestige Guide, the Candle Tree, the Vitality Omnicuiseur, MD diffusion.
For even more information, visit the website: https://www.salon-gastronomie.com/