Guests enjoyed delicious sharing-style menu featuring dishes and ingredients from the Vallée de la Gastronomie – France ®’s three regions

Create events team had the pleasure of catering at Morton Society for the French Travel Media Awards 2020 and the launch of La Vallée de la Gastronomie a new tourism project.

The event started with a drinks reception in the upstairs bar before guests made their way to the dining area to be seated. Charcuterie platters displaying pâté en croute, duck liver parfait, rabbit rillette, cornichons, caper berries, dijon mustard and assorted breads were served and enjoyed throughout the presentation and first round of awards.
After the presentation the Lyonnaise salad starter was served which comprised of frisée, tossed in a warm vinaigrette, topped with a poached egg and crispy bacon.
The main courses included the very popular spiced crusted rump of beef with Côte-Rôtie jus, vegetarian guests receiving the wild mushroom bun and vin jaune sauce. Both main courses were served with sharing sides for the table to enjoy.

As the second half of presentations and awards kicked off the dessert sharing platters followed, desserts included Montelimar Nougat, mini vanilla crème brûlées, mini choux buns filled with cremeux and pâte de fruit and other sweets treats. For those who fancied a savoury after dinner treat the cheese station was made available including Époisses de Bourgogne, Mont d’Or Haut Doubs AOP, St Marcellin AOP were accompanied with french bread, grapes, chutneys, dried fruits and nuts.

Photography by @AtoutFrance_BenFisher