La Paulée: an influential gastronomic rendez-vous

Last May, oenophiles, sommeliers and wine lovers have delightfully attended the 4th edition of the event “La Paulée by Constance Hotels & Resorts”. Spotlight on this gourmet week, full of flavours.

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From left to right ; Cheese-maker Frédéric Van Tricht, Egon Müller from Domaine Egon Müller, Megan Parnell from domaine des Dieux d’Hermanus, Jean-Dominique Vacheron from Domaine Vacheron, Elonora Gottardi of Contrà Soarda from Italy, René Barbier du Clos Mogador and Jérôme Faure, Corporate Sommelier of Constance Hotels & Resorts

What is “La Paulée”?

While the word “paulée” refers to a French festival in Bourgogne which celebrates the end of the harvest, Constance Hotels & Resorts took inspiration from it to create this wonderful even … In line with the values of the group, it aims at helping its sommeliers to enrich their expertise in the field of wines, and progress towards excellence. This annual meeting has become a real reference for wine lovers. La Paulée by Constance Hotels & Resorts  brings together well-known personalities of the fine gastronomy to lead workshops and carry practical training for actors of the wine sector.

Sharing and Connoisseurs

In the sumptuous decor of Constance Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare hotels, many passionate connoisseurs have happily shared their knowledge. This year, the oenological week of La Paulée has welcomed five renowned winemakers from Europe: Egon Müller from Germany; René Barbier from Clos Mogador in Spain; Megan Parnell from the Domain of the Gods in Hermanus, South Africa; Elonora Gottardi from Contrà Soarda in Italy, and Jean-Dominique Vacheron from Domaine Vacheron in France.

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René Barbier during his wine training session of Clos Mogador from Spain

Art of cheese: a new insightful training

Guests have heartily discovered a new lesson this year: the art of cheese-making. During this tasty workshop, the Belgian cheese-maker Frederic Van Tricht has shared his know-how with enthusiasm and passion.

Souvenir photo with the cheese-maker Fréderic Van Tricht

To end this epicurean week, a delicious gourmet feast orchestrated by the French chef Nicolas Boutin – one-star holder in the Michelin Guide – has charmed the taste buds of every guests.