I made this Sunday at Domaine de Saint-Cloud in the 7th Grand Fooding summer, an event announcing a tasting outdoor original and trendy kitchen, thanks to the presence of Parisian chefs in vogue. Partners such as Ikea, San Pellegrino, Häagen Dazs ... that's heavy! Admission fees (10 euros) donated to Action against Hunger.
But what about the organization? We arrive in metro Pont de Saint-Cloud, we follow like sheep some people like picnickers grass ... that do not lead us on the right path to the final and also seek the input. Is that the label is sorely lacking.
Arrived at the main gate, there is at first surprised by the little tail. Normal is the press entrance. No, the public is down. And then we quickly understand that we will have to take our troubles patiently. A huge queue waiting for us in the dodger. (!) After 1:30 tail no message from the organizing team, water (while plentiful inside and fountains), we cross the gates of the park and start - the empty belly-direct with Ricard.
That is, all that was proposed, one of the best experiences. For the most sought after and refreshing.'s Ricardito, a cocktail made with Ricard, apple, mint, white celery and spinach created by a young Argentinian chef. Very good. You can find the recipe here .
As it was our first fooding, we were surprised to see people equipped with tablecloths and shopping bags. They were right, bugger! The servings were more about the bite and not really balanced in the end, for an event that revolves around the concept of "good food" ... a lot of beef, and virtually no vegetable and no fruit.
An absolutely monstrous queue for ice cream, we did not ultimately tested.
For cons, I would have missed it for the world Cyril Lignac. Although the staff has served me beef tenderloin too big to swallow (because it is not with my wooden fork that I was going to cut it), I happily asked for a picture with Cyril BEFORE 'having full mouth. Nice and natural, it lent itself to all smiles impromptu photo shoot in clouds of smoke.
For the rest of the food, it was not very spicy, not too cooked, or very original. In short, the cities that follow (Nice May 31, June 7, Lyon, Strasbourg June 14, Marseille and Toulouse June 21 June 28) will be able to enjoy without too much trouble and the Province show their creativity without too much punishment.
Also, I had read "plies Ikea" ... nice, it would be able to bask in the gardens of soft sheets and blankets! Nay. The tablecloths were actually colored patterned oilcloth for stands (we see the first photo).
Too bad because the concept was really nice and generous, the friendly atmosphere, the really ideal for a picnic giant, fantastic time.
You find another interesting article on this day here at The Taste of Paris.
And you, picnic lunch, picnic or not?
Photo Credit: Chris Ego