Chateau Dalmeran 10th Food and Wine Contest
Domaine Dalmeran is nestled against the Alpilles a short distance from Saint Etienne du Grès and a few kilometres from St Remy de Provence. Despite its proximity to these villages the isolated vineyard, is an “island” of vines invisible from the road — the Via Domitia – an ancient Roman road that once led to Spain.
Béatrice and Neil Joyce acquired the property in 2006 and continued to grow grapes and olives on 12 hectares of land. Many of the vines are now over 25-years old and produce fruit of excellent quality. The vineyard follows strict organic growing principals leveraging the natural environmental benefits of Provencal weather; the heat of the sun, naturally draining limestone soil and the drying gusts from Mistral winds.
The owners are hopeful that when visitors arrive at the domain, they can de-stress in this magical setting. Wine and olive oil maybe the end-products generated from the agricultural focus of the property, but it is the delight of artistic pursuits that the Joyce family hope that their guests can appreciate (along with the wine). Chateau Dalmeran hosts annual jazz concerts, rotating contemporary artists and several food-related events.
April 4, 2016, is the 10th annual Concours Dalmeran a contest for six (6) young aspiring chefs (under 35 years old) to demonstrate their culinary talents in front of their peers. This year, the chefs will be pairing their gastronomic creations with 2010 Château Dalmeran MMX red and Dalmeran white from 2014.
The judges are notable in their fields; Philippe Faure-Brac (Top Global Sommelier -1992) () and Michelin-starred chef Christian Tetedoie from Lyon (President of l’Association des Maîtres Cuisiniers de France). There is also a jury of top sommeliers and Michelin-star chefs from the region. The judges and jury will award prizes to the top three dishes for quality, taste and wine pairing. The three chefs who get to the podium each receives a monetary prize and bragging rights.
45, Avenue Notre-Dame-Du-Château
Tel : +33 04 90 49 04 04
Image credits: photos were provided by and published with the permission of Domaine Dalmeran