While blessed with a culinary culture that prominently features seafood, the premier Japanese chefs of Relais & Châteaux are concerned about their environment. Four eco-conscious culinary figures share their vision of change.
Food on the Edge, the quintessential Irish food event taking place in Galway this October 21 and 22, will play host to several Relais & Châteaux chefs as they share their commitment to sustainable fishing.
In a world at contretemps, food may be the one thing that brings us together. It is so precious that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security even established The National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD) in 2004.
Europe’s seabass stocks are being hit hard by unsustainable fishing practices. If, we hope to continue eating this fish, we must no longer buy it during its spawning period. Relais & Châteaux chefs are taking the lead on this initiative by avoiding seabass in their menus in February and March.
China, the USA, Australia... even Brazil: many of the world’s countries have banned electric pulse fishing. Europe did too, but is subject to derogations for commercial purposes. Relais & Châteaux is committed to working with the Bloom association to ban it permanently in Europe.
At the initiative of Relais&Châteaux, in collaboration with the environmental organization Ethic Ocean, Mauro Colagreco, chef at Mirazur (Menton), hosted Hugo Roellinger, chef at Coquillage (Cancale), for World Oceans Day. Their event, baptized ‘Poisson Exquis,’ offered an array of sensations.
From the North Sea, the English Channel, the Mediterranean, the China Sea, to the Pacific, not a month goes by without scientists around the world alerting us to the gradual disappearance of wild fish. Should we be worried? Definitely. Can we do something about it? Most certainly.
Paolo Sari is the chef of Monte-Carlo Beach in Monaco. In his Michelin-starred kitchen, the products he works with come from the surrounding area, all within a 150-km radius. Looking out at the great blue sea, he talks to us about his gastronomic choices and the links he weaves with his producers.
Lionel and Manuela Brezo catch fish for the restaurant Mirazur. For them, as for its chef Mauro Colagreco, the sea is a constant source of inspiration that must be protected and preserved at all costs.
Chef Julien Dumas is passionate about the sea. On the occasion of World Oceans Day, he spoke to us about the relationship of trust he has with his fish merchant Gilles Jégo, his decision to support sustainable fishing, and his love for cooking fish.
To celebrate World Oceans Day, Relais & Châteaux is organising Exquisite Fish, a lunch overlooking the ocean to be held on 4 June. Chef Christopher Coutanceau and fish merchant Cédric Gonzales share with us their passion for the ocean as well as the actions they take to promote sustainable fishing.
For the occasion of World Oceans Day, Relais & Châteaux, alongside the NGO Ethic Ocean, is reaffirming its commitment to the preservation of marine resources and is helping its members find solutions to implement to successfully address these issues. In a fish, every part is the best part!
SeaWeb Europe and Olivier Roellinger are committed to ensure that future generations will have fish to eat.
For World Oceans Day at Unesco, Olivier Roellinger awarded the prizes for a competition co-founded with SeaWeb Europe and Ferrandi-Paris, in association with the school of Hôtelier de Dinard and Relais & Châteaux.
"The world of fishing has made considerable efforts in terms of innovation."
It has now been more than thirty years since this tireless activist for the protection of the environment began bringing attention to one issue after another at the Paul Ricard Institute of Oceanography (which bears the name of her grandfather).
Relais & Châteaux and SeaWeb Europe commit to protecting marine resources, will celebrate the World Oceans Day on June 8th 2016.