Gramona and Smith&Smith are proud to announce the first Swiss edition of the amuse-bouche contest. Chefs & wine enthusiasts from all over Switzerland can compete to create the ultimate amuse-bouche pairing with one of the finest sparklings, Gramona Imperial brut.
The 2019 edition of the contest consists in creating an:

Amuse-Bouche

that combines with the

Gramona Gran Reserva Imperial Brut

RULES

REGISTRATION

After fulfillment of the registration form, each participant will receive a bottle of Gramona Imperial to help inspiring with the creation of the amuse-bouche.

Each participant will be sending a picture, a concept idea and the recipe of their creation to take part in the contest. Only 10 finalists will be selected among the participants. 9 of the finalists will be anonymously selected by the jury. One finalist will be voted by the public through gramonaamuse.ch. Each participant will remain anonymous until the final competition. Participants can freely choose to publish their appetizer in the website and be able to be voted by the public.

The final competition and gala will take place at the Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern on 24 November 2019. The 10 finalists will be invited to recreate and present their plate in front of the jury. After proper deliberation of the jury, the prizes will be awarded. The event will finish with an Apéro.

REGISTER NOW

CALENDAR


1 MAY

The registration opens on Saturday, 1 May 2019.


15 JULY

Online voting begins.


31 AUGUST

Registration period ends


30 SEPTEMBER

Online voting and Amuse-Bouche submission ends


31 OCTOBER

10 finalists will be announced


24 NOVEMBER

Sunday, 24 November 2019, the 10 finalists will be invited to present their amuse-bouche. The winners will be announced.


About theORGANIZERS

Gramona is a historic sparkling wine producer in the heart of Penedès (Barcelona), known for their long aging and gastronomic wines.

www.gramona.com

Smith & Smith was born in lust – refreshing the performance.

From the managing directors to the warehouseman, everyone here is enthusiastically dedicated to winemakers, wine and customers.

www.smithandsmith.ch

ThePARTNERS

PRIZES

1st

A trip for 2 nights and 2 people to Barcelona including flight and hotel.


A visit to Gramona, the cellar, vineyards, a very well-kept wine-food tasting.


A fully catered dinner for 2 people in Michelin-Star*** Celler de Can Roca.


50% discount on the Gramona Gran Reserva ‘Imperial’ Brut for 3 months.

2nd

A trip for 2 people to Barcelona including flight.


A visit to Gramona, the vineyards and an extensive tapas lunch with the Cava’s of Gramona in the basement.


25% discount on the Gramona Gran Reserva ‘Imperial’ Brut for 3 months.


3rd

A fully catered dinner for 2 people at a Michelin-Star restaurant in Switzerland.


25% discount on the Gramona Gran Reserva ‘Imperial’ Brut for 3 months.


4th    to   10th

10% discount on the Gramona Gran Reserva ‘Imperial’ Brut for 3 months.

JURY

Chandra Kurt

Chandra Kurt was born in Sri Lanka and is one of the most famous wine journalists of Switzerland. She published more than 20 wine books. Since 2015 she has her own wine magazine “Weinseller Journal”. Chandra Kurt is also working as a national and international wine consultant and has different wine projects, such as the “Collection Chandra Kurt”.

www.chandrakurt.com

Miriam Grischott

Miriam Grischott is a wine academic and president of the international wine academic. She has her own company Creavitis – Food and Beverage Communication. She supports her clients in the development of concepts, event organisation, wine trips and PR. As flying wine teacher she is working for various institutions and companys.

Antonio Colaianni

Antonio Colaianni is a *Michelin chef de cuisine at GUSTAV Restaurant and Bar. He is a great wine and sparkling wine lover, passionate host, cigar aficionado and a man of pleasure.

Patrick Schindler

Patrick Schindler is a gastronome, networker and wine consultant from Schaffhausen. He is working for different gastro projects in Zurich and Schaffhausen, such as Bauernschänke, Soi Thai, Mr. Jones or Menu 1-6. The passionate wine ambassador get impressed of the natural wine style during his travels around the globe.

Silvio Tschudi

Silvio is working for the Swiss Hotel Management School SHL in Luzern and is leader of the gastronomic part and professional lecturer. Since 2015 he is working in this function. Before he worked for the EVZ Gastro AG, The Dolder Grand and for Marriott International.

Beat Caduff

I am Beat Caduff and I have a restaurant in Zürich called Caduff’s Wine Loft. I am happy if my guests are happy, I love excellent food and wine, that gives me the creeps. Over 40 years I’m an absolute culinary enthusiast. I take every chance to explore new wines and good foodstuff.

Adriano Pirola

Adriano Pirola has been an active entrepreneur in the event and communication industry for over 20 years. He has established himself working on national projects in the field of tourism and gastronomy. Founder and Managing Director of the owner-run event and public relations agency WOERHLE PIROLA, his clients benefit from his long experience in gastronomy since Adriano Pirola is also the founder and director of the «International Cooking Summit ChefAlps» in Zurich.

OTHER EDITIONS

1st award Netherlands 2017

Restaurant Vinkles

1st award Netherlands 2016

Restaurant FFF