LA PROVENCE kingdom of gastronomy

The southern region is home to an abundance of mouth-watering, tasty, colourful flavours. A major event showcases this natural wealth, Marseille Provence Gastronomy – MPG – and to follow on from the success of the 2019 edition, MPG has concocted a tantalising offer for 2022.

The mindset is the same, but this year goes even further with a number of events to highlight the region’s emblematic culinary traditions and local produce, to include encounters with the creative and inventive chefs, and gourmet recipes that bring out the very best of the products. Yummy!
On the menu, the Grand Banquet de la Corniche. This summer, the Bouches-du-Rhône Area council, Provence Tourisme and the Apprentis d’Auteuil hope to gather 1,000 people to experience the event down on the sea front in the name of sustainability, conviviality and solidarity. The chefs have decided to focus their menus around three theme: the sea, land and plant life, a way of paying tribute to, and to allow the public to taste and discover locally sourced produce and the flavours of Provence.

olive oil with fresh olives and leaves

The Street food Festival version 2 is back for three days of conviviality and sharing in the heart of Marseille, from June 17 -19, 2022. A festive and popular event that blends street food and culture, with a number of culinary talents and local artists for street food, cooking shows, gastronomy, concerts and live performances. MPG wants to be heard, experienced and tasted!

Finally, for the Dîners Insolites, organised by the Bouches-du-Rhône area council and I.C.I – les Grandes Tables and chef Emmanuel Perrodin, guests get to travel to natural landscapes, historical monuments, industrial sites, farms and also other unusual places. Each evening a different chef will manage the kitchens to prepare something new and emotionally different with just one watchword : showcase local.

Who says cuisine also means wine which is a good way not to forget the renowned and delicious wines from Cassis.

Our chefs have talent

This year, two restaurants in the Bouches-du-Rhône have joined the stars of the Guide Michelin 2022: one star goes to Ludovic Turac, chef at ‘Une Table au Sud in Marseille, and another to Hélène Darroze, chef at Villa Lacoste (Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade). At the Villa Madie in Cassis, Dimitri Droisneau made it into the exclusive 3-star club while the Petit Nice and Gérald Passedat, Alexandre Mazzia’s AM and L’Oustau de Baumanière with Glenn Viel all retained their three stars. Bravo to them all!