The series of #50BestTalks have been a fixture of the annual celebration of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants since 2014, providing some of the most influential industry professionals with a forum to debate and discuss the key topics of the day. Most recently, at the awards programme in Singapore, chefs including Massimo Bottura, Daniela Soto-Innes, Eric Ripert and Ana Roš talked about culture change in restaurant kitchens.
The theme of the September event is “Beyond Frontiers” – exploring the universality of cooking, how food crosses and blurs national boundaries to write new culinary stories.
Among the chefs taking centre stage at the upcoming event is Mauro Colagreco, of Mirazur, in Menton, France, which was voted The World’s Best Restaurant 2019 earlier in the summer. He will discuss his Argentine-Italian heritage, as well as the people and places that have inspired the creation of his unique culinary voice. Through his personal interpretations of natural ingredients and flavour combinations, the chef has forged a style of his own on the French Riviera that crosses borders both physical and conceptual.
Gathering global chefs
Other speakers will include Dan Barber from Blue Hill at Stone Barns in the US; Yannick Alléno from AllénoParis; from Brazil Manu Buffara; Alain Passard of Arpege in Paris who was awarded the Chef’s Choice award in Singapore; Romain Meder, the chef de cuisine of Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée; and Bertrand Grébaut from Septime.
“We are honoured and excited to bring #50BestTalks, presented by Miele, to France, the birthplace of modern fine dining,” says William Drew, director of content for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. “Paris is a city with a uniquely French character but with a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere and history – the perfect location for a discussion on the blurring of culinary boundaries. 50 Best is about more than simply lists: we also seek to provide a platform for debate and positive change in the industry.”
The conference will be followed by a gastronomy event, featuring chefs from across the Parisian culinary scene. Miele will again be the sponsor of the #kitchentalks.
“At Miele, we strongly believe that cooking is an intuitive, possibly even universal, language that can bring together different people and unite cultures,” says Anne Geisert, managing director of Miele France.
The #50BestTalks event will be held at the Musée du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac in Paris, on Monday, 16th September 2019 from 10.00am to 2.30pm