13 May. 2019
Just like every spring, all the world’s Relais Desserts pastry chefs met to share their know-how and talk about their craft, but also to allow aficionados from Lyon to taste their creations. It was the opportunity to celebrate once more, state of the art Haute Pastry.
Photos : Pep’s Photomatic by Eric Meyss
Between May 5 and 7, the seminar took place in Lyon—the capital of gastronomy—under the leadership of Richard Sève, Sébastien Bouillet and Jean-Paul Pignol; for the occasion, the pastry chefs imagined the “Chefs’ afternoon snacks” on the theme of market pastry. A huge and wonderful “afternoon snacks” display, which gathered about 550 people in the beautiful hall de la Corbeille of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lyon. Gérard Collomb (mayor of Lyon and former minister of the Interior) and David Kimefeld (President of Greater Lyon) were there and even received a “medal macaron” from Vincent Guerlais, president of Relais Desserts.
Other than a visit to the Pignol house lab in Brignais and Sébastien Bouillet’s shops, the pastry chefs also discovered the Musco, the Lyon chocolate museum that Richard and Gaëlle Sève in Limonest created.
As a matter of fact, it is at the Musco that Relais Desserts had the pleasure to present the Zazakely Sambatra Association—presided by the photographer Stéphane de Bourgies—which works tirelessly to help with the education of Madagascar youth—with the funds collected by the pastry chefs during Macaron’s Day last March 20th namely… a check for 53,500 euros.
And lets not forget the visit of Relais Desserts’ partners showrooms, that’s about 20 members, a delicious country style lunch offered by the fruit cooperative Sicoly, a discovery of Lyon rally as well as a visit of the very exclusive Hermès and Christofle workshops.
Some very animated and gourmet meetings…