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Electrolux Hosts 2013 Cannes Film Festival Opening Gala Dinner

* Electrolux-chef.jpgThe Cannes Film Festival opening gala dinner was held within the Electrolux Agora Pavilion for the third consecutive year. Guests, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicole Kidman were treated to a five course meal all cooked on Electrolux professional appliances.

"We are bringing nearly 100 years of expertise and relationships with 50% of Europe's Michelin starred restaurants to support the Cannes Film Festival," says Olivia Kaye, Experiential Manager, Electrolux. "In order to cater for 648 guests Electrolux partner chefs Anne Sophie Pic and Bruno Oger are relying on the same Electrolux appliances installed within the Electrolux Agora Kitchen as those present within their own restaurant kitchens to gurantee Michelin star results."

Menu for the Opening Gala Dinner:

* Amuse Bouche (Bruno Oger)
* King crab with shrimps
* Entree (Anne-Sophie Pic)
* Pea and caviar with white foam of onion
* Main Course (Anne-Sophie Pic)
* Sea bass fillet with rhubarb and celery, light bouillon with green apple, cinnamon, green aniseed
* Dessert (Bruno Oger)
* Chocolate and Caribbean cream

The Electrolux Agora Pavilion is the largest temporary structure along the Croisette and is home to all official culinary festival events, hosting as many as 45 chefs at its busiest periods working to prepare food for up to 648 guests in a space of 1,000sqm.

Electrolux continues its three year partnership with the Cannes film festival by working with a rotating team of award-winning partner chefs. The chefs, all of whom work with Electrolux appliances on a daily basis within their own kitchens, will cater all official festival events, including the opening gala dinner and Jury deliberation lunches from within the Electrolux Agora Pavilion kitchen.

Anne-Sophie Pic is a French chef best known for gaining three Michelin stars for her restaurant, Maison Pic, in southeast France. She is the fourth female chef to ever win three Michelin stars, and was named Best Female Chef by The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2011.

Bruno Oger is a two Michelin star holder and one time winner of Best French Chef of the Year. Renowned for food that offers taste and imagination, Oger is inspired by Mediterranean flavours and local produce.

Claude Bosi is Head Chef and owner of the two Michelin-starred Hibiscus in London. Hibiscus has been regularly voted one of the World's 50 Best Restaurants and is renowned for its innovative approach. Claude recently installed the Electrolux Grand Cuisine cooking system within his Hibiscus test kitchen.

Brothers Christian and Manuel Costardi achieved their first Michelin star together in November 2009. Cooking has been within the family for three generations with the culinary knowledge and expertise offered at Ristorante Cinzia (Vercelli, Italy) supported by Electrolux professional appliances for more than 60 years.

T: 08445 613613
W: www.electrolux.co.uk

17th May 2013




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