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Since April 2019, the Golden Tulip Aix-en-Provence has offered a fully renovated hotel featuring the unique “Playful” Golden Tulip concept. A one-of-a-kind experience at the heart of Provence in an ideal setting for relaxing and fine dining, with a dash-or more-of local culture.

To organize this dynamic and delicious corporate event, the Golden Tulip Aix-en-Provence called on its famous “Chefs’ Club”. This “Club” is the creative convergence of a dozen Golden Tulip chefs who swap recipes and ideas about fine dining to offer their clients authentic – and constantly updated - culinary experiences.

 

The “Chefs’ Club” by Golden Tulip, a gourmet get-together.

Developed by Christophe Macedo, Food & Beverage Director of Louvre Hotels Group, and Mathieu Rouri, Director of Golden Tulip France, these themed encounters spotlight the excellence of the Golden Tulip dining experience via a variety of activities. The first time the Chefs met in Marseille, where they participated in several cooking workshops in order to brainstorm and work on the creation of new signature dishes. The second time, they were invited to the Rungis Market near Paris where the Chefs discovered and adopted new flavours and inspirations. The third “Club” was held at the Golden Tulip Sophia Antipolis, with a dinner co-prepared by 7 chefs, and the fourth was held in Andorra, 2500 m above sea level.
For the 5th “Chefs’ Club”, and to mark the reopening of the Golden Tulip, four of these extraordinaire foodies presented their local cuisine, inviting hotel clients to sample their dishes. A bona fide food court and local market were set up in the middle of the hotel terrace for the occasion. Guests were treated to a culinary show featuring chefs from across France and an introduction to local producers (a winegrower, olive oil producer, etc.), full-fledged partners in the daily work of Golden Tulip chefs.

“The Chefs’ Club is a group of friends sharing the same ambition, a quest for culinary excellence featuring the flavour of local products and a dash of ‘wow’ in clients’ meals.” explains Christophe Macedo, Food & Beverage Director.

 

A restaurant with Provencal roots

Serving dishes flavoured with the terroir of Provence, developed over his 18 months at the hotel, the Chef, Mathieu Saunier, invites guests on a culinary journey with flavourful ports of call featuring the freshest local products. All the products are cooked on site and subtly flavoured with a dash of distant lands discovered during his international experiences. Clients enjoy his food at the bar or at a table, curled up in one of the new lounge areas, on the sunny terrace or by the side of the pool.

“The Golden Tulip Aix-en-Provence is a hotel with a common living space that embodies our brand DNA. As soon as you walk in, you leave the everyday behind! This unique and stress-free atmosphere is the result of perfect alchemy between the hotel, its offer, its teams and the design,”  explains Mathieu Rouri, Director of Golden Tulip France.

 

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