Magical and unique. This is the menu savored by the members of the jury of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival this Monday, May 16, during the first official dinner. As every year, for 12 years, the two-starred restaurant Golden Palm of the famous Martinez hotel reserved an exceptional evening for eight members of the jury and its president, Vincent Lindon. Behind this high-flying menu, Cannes chef Christian Sinicropi, at the helm of the institution since 2007.
An entry that highlights the Festival poster
Noomi Rapace, Ladj Ly, Deepika Padukone, Jeff Nichols, Rebecca Hall Jasmine Trinca, Joachim Trier, Asghar Farhadi were able to enjoy, as a starter, incredible ” purple asparagus with azure nuances “. A dish delicately served on a plate paying homage to the poster for this new edition. Special feature of this tableware? It was designed by the chef himself and made by his wife Catherine, potter and artist.
Chocolate and beautiful bottles
baptized Beautiful greena nod to Coline Serreau’s feature film, in which Vincent Lindon is one of the main actors, the dish, meanwhile, highlighted ” notes of humus, red earth, lichen, mushroom, grass, musk… “. As a dessert, the guests were able to savor a creation by pastry chef Julien Ochando which gave pride of place to chocolate, Plant-based chocolate.
Three beautiful bottles had also been chosen by the in-house sommelier, including one Chateau Coutet 2006.
“The successful marriage of luxury and refinement”
” There are places you fall in love with at first sight: the Palme d’Or is one of them “, explains the Michelin Guide which crowned the establishment. In the sumptuous Art Deco setting of the Martinez, overlook the famous Croisette and the bay of Cannes, while savoring the successful marriage of luxury and refinement. “. For the little red guide, chef Christian Sinicropi “ masters his subject » and proposes « a coherent, sophisticated score, right down to the remarkably precise desserts “.
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Tim Burton, Robert de Niro, Steven Spielberg…
The gourmet story between the Cannes Film Festival and the restaurant La Palme d’Or was born in 2010. Since then, at each new edition, the chef and his teams have redoubled their inventiveness to imagine dishes in tribute to the president of the jury. After Alice in Wonderland for Tim Burton, Taxi Driver for Robert de Niro or Jaws for Steven Spielberg, it was Vincent Lindon’s turn to have the honor of tasting this unique menu.
Purple asparagus with Riviera nuances
The dish :
The echo of the forests of my region
Notes of humus, red earth, lichen, mushroom, grass, musk, tangy, fermented, delicately sweet flavors, soft and slightly firm texture
In three textures and three temperatures
— Jean-Francois Guyot (@JFGuyot) May 16, 2022
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Cannes 2022: here is the incredible menu tasted by the jury at the opening of the Festival