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MPG2021 Gourmet Summer Dinners in Unusual Locations

Recognizing the importance of gastronomic tourism as a travel segment, Provence Tourism launched a food-focused celebration two years ago. Marseille Provence Gastronomie (MPG2019) was an incredible series of events including local markets, cooking demonstrations and even a record-breaking cooking class led by Michelin starred chefs.

Digue du large Marseille

Digue du large ©C. DUTREY : Provence Tourisme

Building on the previous success, the tourism group created Gourmet Summer Dinners in Unusual Locations – Les Dîners Insolites – MPG2021*.

Between July 1-29, 2021, an impressive program of banquet diners combines talented chefs and magnificent settings. MPG2021 is a fantastic opportunity to explore culinary creations in locations that you could not even imagine eating dinner. The first three dinners are in Marseille on the Digue du large, a seven (7) kilometre sea dike protecting the city’s ports. A long table awaits 130 lucky dinner guests to the narrow strip of stone and concrete with an unparallel view of Marseille.

MPG2021 Gourmet Summer Dinners

Cap Rousset ©C. DUTREY : Provence Tourisme

These gourmet dinners are sure to be magical; imagine eating in any one of these settings. At Carrières de Bibemus near Aix-en-Provence guests will enjoy the views of Mont Sainte-Victoire that so inspired Paul Cézanne. In the village of Salin-de-Giraud, discover the unique ecological landscape of the Camargue. Other unusual settings include vineyards, repurposed railway tunnels (the 170m “Voie Douce” in La Ciotat), and even at the old Roman burial site Alyscamps in Arles.

MPG2021 Gourmet Summer Dinners

Digue du large Marseille ©C. DUTREY : Provence Tourisme

Book your tickets now, as many of these events are already sold out! Here is the program link.

MPG2021 Abbaye de Montmajour

Abbaye de Montmajour ©C. DUTREY : Provence Tourisme

* Les Dîners Insolites are initiated and produced by Provence Tourisme are produced by I.C.I – Les Grandes Tables, Emmanuel Perrodin and the guest chefs as part of MPGastronomie 2021.

Photos provided by Provence Tourisme with image credits as indicated.

MPG2021 Gourmet Dinners

Oliveraie Tardieu ©C. DUTREY : Provence Tourisme

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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