Monday, January 28, 2013

SIrah 2013

Dimanche 27 janvier SIRAH 2013 Lyon

I left the house at 6am to run to Gare du Lyon for the 7:58TGV train

Another tram + a bus et voila - SIRAH!

This show is enormous. Every bit as big as Maison et Objet and I took just a tiny bite of it...thinking of running back today for more bites.

Football fields of food, tableware, equipment.
2200 exhibitors and brands!
22 national pavilions!
1200 demonstrations every day! 

And chefs, chefs, chefs!

And chefs demos mis en place

Thousands of croissants to nibble on wherever you looked.

But so many other delish things like these witty Christolphe Adams 'baguette' eclairs (formerly Fauchon's eclair maitre and now l'Eclair du Genie).

Valrhona Chocolate is a major sponsor of the 5 day extravaganza. They had exquisite tasting trays of various chocolate mousse or is it mousses..?

Loved this olive oil tasting much like a perfume tasting.

Beautiful KitchenAids like Rockette dancers were in every chefs kitchen on site.

And of course many signs of Paul Bocuse everywhere. The Bocuse d'Or concours is the last 2 days and a major world wide event.

Clever Villeroy and Boch had a space where anyone could paint their own version of the Bocuse commemorative plate. Fun!

The 'presse' lunch upstairs in the press room I ate - a bit of relief from all the lush goodies in the food halls downstairs. I'll tell you about the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Dog of the day at the Lyon train station end of day. My camera broke on me on Saturday so these are all shot with my new mini iPad. Please excuse the fuzz
Bonne Journee!  


Foodwalker said...

Wow what an experience!
You don't miss a trick!!
Looks like tremendous fun for foodies

Barbara Lilian in France said...

Wow, sounds great all under one roof, even though it involved a lot of running & you had to be up at the crack of dawn. Maybe if you run there again today you'll be able to taste more ! as you will have already run off the calories ha ha !

Jovana Miljanovic said...

Yummy :)

Marie said...

Great post, but what's the story with the camera??

vicki archer said...

Looks like an amazing exposition Carol.... Hope you are having fun... London anytime soon?? xv

Nancy said...

Sooooooo jealous!

La Table De Nana said...

I would have LOVED this!!

french cravings said...

How wonderful! I think its time for me to acquire press credentials so I can enjoy some of the many exciting events like those you are able to attend.:)

365 Dresses said...

Oh, my goodness! Such a lot of goodness: I especially like the eclairs packaged like baguette---much better for you! I don't care what the proper plural is---the mousses (mice?) look decadent. I think you photos are fine, except for the little doggy. Of course, you were probably shaking from sugar overload. :) Can't wait for tomorrow.

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

I believe the plural of "mousse" is "meeeses". I base this opinion on a song from the Muppets Christmas Carol.

Anonymous said...

lucky girl….
I wish I could be at: show…
The best gastro show right now in France
Bravo Carol..

Parisbreakfasts said...

My gastro may not be up to these French fancy food shows...ahem
I'm in recovery today with help of the much loved French coma-cola

No wonder they drink it like water...

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a good icy coca cola after a gastronomic decadent day of tasting….
All the best. Enjoy every little bites to day if you go back.


Amy said...

Paris always looks wonderful through whatever lens you share with us!

French Heart said...

What fun! I second Amy's comment. Always the delicious peek through your artsy angle. Love your sketch and the 'newspaper' wrap. Bot very clever. Thanks you!

Frances said...

Carol, this event looks wonderfully overwhelming. I particularly like the baguette eclairs and mousse tasting tray. I've never seen anything like those before.


Nikon said...

Great opening sketch, Carol!
After that it's just one great photo after another - the equipment looks so shiny and new and the food looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Your blog is so delicious!

Malu Fernandes said...

Your blog is só delicious!

Ann K. said...

I used to love reading your blog and looking at the photographs. But since you changed the format and went with much narrower style with smaller font and photos, it does not look good in Firefox on a PC. Maybe you did this so it would look better on tablets or mobile phones but there should be some dynamic software you could use.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Nothing to do with me.
It's Blogger or who knows what?
If you click at the bottom where it says web version it looks the way it used to look. I have the same issues in my iPad.

Kat said...

What a wonderful blog!

LG said...

The tasting trays, the baguette eclairs! You are blowing my mind (and my stomach)!!!!
How I wish I could be there! *swoons*