Les Dîners de Chefs: Support Sweet Charity by Booking a Delicious Dinner

Les Dîners de Chefs: Support Sweet Charity by Booking a Delicious Dinner
For the third year running, “Dîners du Chefs” is organized to benefit Restos du Cœur, the association established by Coluche, the late great actor, humanitarian and comedian, who, in 1985 was tragically killed in a motorbike accident in the south of France. This year’s event will take place on December 8th, 2016. More than 100 Châteaux & Hôtels Collection chefs will create unique dinners, simultaneously, throughout France: Aix-en-Provence, Annecy, Beaune, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Condrieu, Laval, La Rochelle, Rouen, Opio, Paris, Pont-du-Gard and Toulon. In Paris, participating chefs include Jean-Louis Nomicos (Les Tablettes), David Rathgeber (L’Assiette), François Gagnaire (Anicia), Fréderic Vardon (Le 39V), Alain Geeam (AG Les Halles), and Fanny Herpin (Allard). These delicious dinners – comprising, say, amuse bouches; Themes around Eggs; Around Guinea Fowl; Saint-Jacques; Local cheeses; Chocolate and Desserts– will cost €100 per person, including drinks. “Thanks to the generosity of the chefs and their teams as well as volunteers who sign up to work on these dinners – and partners such as Andros, Bragard, Brake, Borges, Convergence Achats, Davigel, Danone – Evian, Danone – Badoit, France Frais, iDTGV, Transgourmet, Lactalis, Maury Imprimeurs, Moët & Chandon, Nespresso, Pepsico, PLG, Valrhona all the proceeds will be paid directly to the association which, since 2014, has collected more than €175,000,” explains Alain Ducasse – President of Chateaux & Hotels Collection since 1999. “This year’s edition aims to raise the bar to € 200,000 which will help fund 200,000 meals for the needy,” adds Monsieur Ducasse. PS. Discover the extraordinary life of Coluche via a visit to the exhibition Coluche at L’Hôtel de Ville until 7th January, 2017. Free entry. Dîners de Chefs: 8th December 2016. For more information, visit: www.chateauxhotels.com

Lead photo credit : Dîners de Chefs charity event. Photo: Géraldine Martens

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Born in Hampton, Middlesex, UK, Margaret Kemp is a lifestyle journalist, based between London, Paris and the world. Intensive cookery courses at The Cordon Bleu, London, a wedding gift from a very astute ex-husband, gave her the base that would take her travelling (leaving the astute one behind) in search of rare food and wine experiences, such as the vineyards of Thailand, 'gator hunting in South Florida, learning to make eye-watering spicy food in Kerala;pasta making in a tiny Tuscany trattoria. She has contributed to The Guardian, The Financial Times Weekend and FT. How To Spend It.com, The Spectator, Condé Nast Traveller, Food & Travel, and Luxos Magazine. She also advises as consultant to luxury hotels and restaurants. Over the years, Kemp has amassed a faithful following on BonjourParis. If she were a dish she'd be Alain Passard's Millefeuille “Caprice d'Enfant”, as a painting: Manet’s Dejeuner sur l’herbe !