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Veuve Clicquot Solaire Tables Gala Event

Veuve Clicquot Solaire Tables Gala Event

The first regional initiative “Solaire Tables” aims to create a community of chefs who, through cooperation in the creation of the menu, will highlight their innovation and creativity.

Veuve Clicquot, the prestigious champagne house that made history by disrupting the reign of men in the champagne crafting world, celebrates female chefs with its Solaire Tables initiative. This exclusive event will be held on July 4th at the Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb, gathering the most talented female chefs from Central Europe. Some tickets will be available for purchase, offering culinary enthusiasts a unique opportunity to experience this evening dedicated to extraordinary female chefs.

The Solaire Tables program encompasses five Central European countries – Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Hungary – and the event in Zagreb will feature some of the most prominent female chefs from these countries, including Sabina Repovž (Gostilna Mahorčič) and Ksenija Mahorčič (Gostilna Repovž) from Slovenia, Ana Grgić Tomić (Zinfandel’s Restaurant) from Croatia, Renata Luceanu (Raionul de Peste) from Romania, Edit Kovacs (Casa Christa) from Hungary, and Sveda Dimitrova (Ahora) from Bulgaria.

At the event, guest chefs will showcase their restaurants through typical appetizers from their respective countries. They will introduce visitors to authentic flavors and culinary traditions that make them unique, while Ana Grgić Tomić, chef from Zinfandel restaurant in Zagreb, will present the main courses. This dinner will mark the inaugural regional event of the Solaire Tables program, realized through collaboration among all participating chefs.

The purpose of the Solaire Tables program is to create a community of passionate women from the culinary world in the Central European region who identify with the “solaire culture”. This means sharing the creativity, innovation and  optimism of Madame Clicquot, and using their expertise  to make the gastronomic scene shine even brighter. Solaire  refers to the iconic yellow colour, which has represented the rising sun since 1887, symbolising Madame Clicquot’s belief that every new day opens up new possibilities,” explained Nora Szegedi, brand manager of Moët Hennessy Central Europe.

Over 250 years ago, before discussions about gender equality even began, a young widow permanently changed the fate of the Clicquot champagne house. Madame Clicquot’s legacy is undeniable, celebrated from the English royal court to the Russian tsar for her brilliant yellow-label champagne creations. Today, Maison Veuve Clicquot makes another strong statement by launching a new program that celebrates female chefs and aims to create a platform for promoting and empowering them. This initiative highlights the importance of women’s contributions to culinary arts and encourages creativity and innovation in gastronomy.

If you want your seat at the table, you can buy tickets for this exclusive dinner by sending an inquiry to [email protected]


Published: 1.7.2024

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