Monday, May 8, 2017

Episode 27: Chef Mauro Colagreco & Urban Paris Rooftop Gardening: Paris GOOD food+wine

by Paige Donner

One of the World's Best Chefs, Mauro Colagreco, and Urban Rooftop Gardening in Paris

For this episode of Paris GOOD food + wine, we have with us one of the world's top chefs, namely Mauro Colagreco. Chef Colagreco's restaurant, Mirazur, near the Italian border in the South of France, was ranked the world's Number 4 Best Restaurant last month by the prestigious and well-respected San Pellegrino World's Top 50 restaurants list. Chef Colagreco also has 2 Michelin stars for Mirazur.


I caught up with him while he was doing a special Chef's dinner at his other restaurant, Le Grand Coeur, in the Marais, here in Paris. He talks to us about the differences between Northern and Southern French cooking.

Next, I get to talk to you straight from the rooftops of Paris. This interview with urban gardener and landscape architect, ChristopheGautrand, took place in the rooftop garden of the Mandarin Oriental Paris Hotel. The inspiration for this came from resident-Executive Chef, the 2-Michelin star Thierry Marx. With Christophe's help, Chef Marx uses his Parisian rooftop garden to grow herbs that infuse his dishes for Sur Mesure, his restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Paris. Grown up here are fragrant herbs like curry plant and strawberry mint which smell exactly like their names imply: respectively curry and fresh mint crushed with strawberries.


Looking for something fun with wine to do this month? Check May 19th and 20th off on your calendar:

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These are the days, a Friday and a Saturday, when La Revue du Vin de France, France's most widely-read wine magazine, holds their annual wine tasting salon, Le Salon du Vin, in the center of Paris. It takes place at the Palais Brongniart also known as The Bourse, in the 2nd arrondissement.

Over 200 major wine producers will be present and pouring their wines for you to taste.

Also, for English speakers this year, Franck Ramage, the wine director of Le Cordon Bleu, will be hosting a special workshop on food and wine pairings that will be presented in both English and French.

That takes place on Friday May 19th from 5 to 6pm with a nominal cost of 12€


So join us for our Season 3 finale of Paris GOOD food + wine, coming to you directly from the French capital, Paris.

A special Thank You to Paul Reen, our Voice Over artist for the Chef Mauro Colagreco English translation.

This episode has been brought to you by the generous support of Paris Food And Wine. Follow us on Twitter @parisfoodwine, Facebook @ParisFoodAndWine and you can find me on Instagram @PaigeFoodWine

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All music used is free of rights and royalty-free courtesy This episode features Ilya Truhanov, Fantasy in EMajor. Show Intro/ Outro Jazzy Paris background courtesy of BenSound Music.

This episode has been generously brought to you by Paris Food And Wine@ParisFoodWine and also Bordeaux Food & Wine @bordeauxfoodvin

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