Monaco Government Tourist Bureau India along with Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) in association with Vetro, The Oberoi, Mumbai, recently organised the Monaco Organic Food Festival by Michelin Starred Chef Marcel Ravin, from 26th September 2019 to 29th September 2019, in the Indian city of dreams.
Visit Monaco takes immense pride in welcoming the bright-eyed Chef from Monaco, who cooks faithfully and from the heart while combining the culinary style of his Caribbean origins with the treasures of the southern land and sea, so dear to the people of Monegasque.
Marcel Ravin, child of the Caribbean, is one of the most talented chefs of his generation and took up the challenge of opening, as Executive Chef, at the superb restaurant Blue Bay, at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, facing the enigmatic seas and offering a terrace with panoramic views of the blue Mediterranean and sandy-bottomed lagoon. His tenacity, creativity and an innovative culinary style, were rewarded in 2015 with a new Star in the Michelin Guide.
With his initiative to work with the start-up Terre de Monaco, cooking seasonal fruits and vegetables, which are freshly harvested from local sources, is more than a commitment for Chef Ravin; it is a priority. The special culinary showcase, “From Monaco with love” at Vetro, entailed Chef Marcel Ravin’s tasting menus, all sumptuously inspired by his travels of his native land and infused with fragrant flavours of his Signature dishes: Organic Egg with Truffle, Cassava and Maracuja juice (passion fruit in creole), and his Signature dessert: Chocolate and Passion Fruit Partition with Cocoa Bean & Passion Fruit Sauce. The recently concluded 4-day Monaco Organic Food Festival, kick-started, with exclusive gourmet tables for Celebrity Influencers, Industry Socialites, top-notch Corporates, renowned Media Personalities, Travel-Trade Fraternity and Senior Delegation from Monaco Government Tourist Authority, followed by, Indian Spice Trail Tour for the committed star-awarded Chef.
Speaking at the exclusive Press Lunch, Ms Corinne Kiabski, Press and Communication Manager- International Market from the Government Communication Department of Monaco, expressed, “The festival has been very productive for Monaco, as we met very interesting media & influencers and noticed that we share the same values for sustainability. Our guests seem to appreciate and enjoy the Monaco flavours in Chef Marcel Ravin’s passionately curated recipes. We look forward to welcome them so they can experience these tastes for real in the Principality of Monaco.”
Delighted to present his tasty themes for the first time in India, Michelin Starred Chef Marcel Ravin, added, “I have been waiting for so long to come to India, this is a dream that has come true for me. It was such an experience in the Oberoi kitchen to share our knowledge with the Indian Chefs. Infact, it was easy because we share the same passion. Cooking is all about love and sharing, when you cook you put your soul in your recipes. I am very inspired and intend to create new dishes fusing the flavour of Indian spices I brought back from Mumbai. It will be called, De retour d’Inde meaning Coming back from India."
Enthralled with the fond association, Mr Rajeev Nangia, India Director, Monaco Government Tourist Bureau, expressed, “Food is an integral part of travel & we are delighted to highlight the cuisine curated by Chef Marcel Ravin at Vetro, The Oberoi. The entire activity was designed to bring culinary art of Monaco to India. We are sure that Indian high-end travellers, now have another very good reason to travel and celebrate in the Principality.
The Principality is a destination of choice for the discerning palate and promises an unforgettable culinary journey. In Monaco, gastronomy, local and season are linked! From urban gardens to organic restaurants, through the reasoned choice of products and the fight against food waste, the environmental approach is deeply rooted in the principles of the Monegasque restaurants. With Green is the New Glam, we aim to make the Principality carbon neutral by 2050. Less transport, more taste, discover and savor the culinary creations of our Chefs in the Principality of Monaco. A fairy tale by the sea, the luxurious Principality of Monaco is the second smallest country, located on the extremely picturesque French Riviera. With the exotic setting, world-class hospitality and our passion, Monaco has ideal venue and customization options to make your celebrations a grand success. It is with pride and pleasure we look forward to welcome you to Monaco!