March 15 2013
Omnivore comes back to Paris this weekend for the French leg of the 2013 World Tour.
With its tagline, 100% Jeune Cuisine, Omnivore is everything that I love about unpretentious contemporary gastronomy. It's not stuffy, poncy, or so up its own piping bag that it forgets which hand to hold its knife and fork in! The emphasis has always been firmly placed on using only the best products, in an innovative way and to not be afraid to play around with the boundaries.
A perfect example of this is Bertrand Grébaut. At my first Omnivore salon in Deauville back in February 2011, Bertrand did a live demonstration to show off his talents as a pre-preview before the opening of Septime in the summer. As the wide-eyed, chubby-cheeked girl that I was back then, I fell head over spatula in love. My point is that he is somebody who was championned by Omnivore from the very beginning and look how well he has done!
There will be a total of 60 demonstrations over the three days (with Thierry Marx, Sven Chartier, Pierre Hermé, Pierre Marcolini...) One third of them for savoury fans, another third for those with a sweet tooth and the rest dedicated to what they're calling Artisan Workshops, which is a new category for 2013.
I had two passes for the three-day salon at La Maison de la Mutualité (17-19th March) to giveaway to one lucky winner. Here were the rules of the game:
1. Leave a comment at the bottom of this page telling us why you want to go.
2. Share this post on Facebook and/or Twitter. Simple as.
The winner was then drawn at random on Saturday 16th at 4pm and contacted by private message. If you missed out on the draw but still want to go, tickets cost 39€ for a one-day pass, or 99€ per person for all three days. Reservations to be made directly on the Omnivore website.