From 11 to 13 September, Peru was the guest of honour at the Omnivore food festival!
The Omnivore culinary festival is the food event of the season.
During a 3-day event at the Parc Floral de Paris, nearly 200 guests from the global culinary sector hosted the 16th edition of the Omnivore Food Festival.
The programme included 120 masterclasses and round tables spread over 5 stages.
The programme also included the Foodcourt, where 30 chefs gave food and drink in street food mode, on the occasion of Fucking Dinners.
Peruvian gastronomy in the spotlight
At the Omnivore Food Festival, private and professional visitors were able to enjoy tastings, demonstrations and exchanges about territories, know-how and products with passionate chefs and producers.
Two of the most important Peruvian chefs were present at the festival.
They were Pia León, elected best chef in the world this year and Virgilio Martinez, chef of the CENTRAL restaurant (5th position in the list of the 50’Best Restaurants).
They each presented a masterclass on the Main Stage.
On the Liquid Stage, Aaron Diaz, bartender and owner of the Carnaval bar, which is listed as one of the 50 best bars in the world, presented his signature cocktails all the way to the main stage. He presented his signature cocktails while highlighting Pisco. Also present was bartender Christophe Pluvinage, owner of the Pisco Bar in Paris, who gave a presentation on the Pisco Spirit of Peru.
The starred chef Carlos Camino, owner of the Miraflores restaurant in Lyon with Santiago Paz, representative of the Norandino cooperative were present on the Artisans stage.
On Saturday 11 September, the public could eat at the Corners Chefs with pallets from emblematic restaurants with official Country Brand licences: Picaflor with its Chef Lourdes Pluvinage and MacchuPisko with its Chef José Cervantes.
On the Peru stand there was the presence of Veronica Moreno, the chef of the Peruvian street food restaurant Krioya, located in Lyon, who was able to make the visitors taste her ceviche.
Presentation and tasting of Shanantina products
Our presence at the fair was an opportunity to present Sacha Inchi oil and snacks to the public and professionals.
All the visitors were won over by the flavours of the oil and the different tastes of the snacks.
The products made from Sacha Inchi are still little known by the French public, so it is important for Shanantina to be present to make Sacha Inchi known and to communicate about the culinary possibilities that are opening up with these new ingredients.
The organisation of this booth was carried out by the support organisation for Peruvian exporting companies: PromPeru
Thanks to Ms. Rosario Pajuelo Escobar, director of PROMPERU in France and Ms. Gabriella Dañino Martínez for this perfect organisation.
The AVPA, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, it is essentially composed of producers and taste enthusiasts. The aim of this association is to contribute to a better valorisation of agricultural productions and the recognition of producers of excellence. These passionate producers are too often forgotten in the face of the imperatives of mass trade. AVPA has managed to find a recognized place in the vegetable oil sector where for 17 years it has been running a gastronomic competition that has become the reference in the profession.
The AVPA “Oils of the World” competition
Every year the Agence pour la Valorisation des Produits Agricoles (AVPA) organises a gastronomic competition to reward exceptional oils. This year it is the 18th edition of this international competition which took place to recognize exceptional producers. This competition is reserved for vegetable oil producers (growers or mills) or their groups (cooperatives, Denominations of Origin) registered with the AVPA association. The competition concerns more than 400 oils representing some twenty countries. This year the president of the jury was Chef Jean-Pierre Cassagne, former president of the Toques Blanches, member of the Escoffier, member of the Culinary Academy, President of the Toques Blanches Internationales in Paris.
Shanantina winner Gourmet Silver monovarietal oils of seeds and nuts
Shanantina took part in the 18th AVPA 2020 International Contest in the category “Oils of the World”. This category includes natural and flavoured vegetable oils other than olive oils. This 2020 edition counted 71 oils for 18 countries. The jury was composed of several chefs and gastronomes. The oils were judged on appearance, colour, transparency, fragrance, fluidity, taste and length in the mouth, balance and harmony of the oil. The category of grain, seed and nut oils includes all virgin oils that can be made from any plant that can be cold-pressed to obtain edible oil, whether or not it is classified as an oilseed. It is therefore a very competitive category because many vegetable oils are in competition even though they each have their own particular taste qualities. We can thus find in this category in addition to Sacha Inchi, the oils of Hazelnut, Pumpkin Seed, Coconut, Avocado, Nut, Hemp Colza, Sesame, Almond, …
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