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