The Swiss Gramona Amuse Competition 2019

On its first Swiss edition, the Gramona Amuse Competition is taking place in 2019. An opportunity to food establishments from Switzerland to test themselves by merging the world of high gastronomy and fine wines.

An expert jury composed of well-known chefs and sommeliers.

Only catering companies in Switzerland such as restaurants, hotels, and food service companies can participate, registrations from individuals and freelancers are not processed. Only one application per company will be accepted.


  1. Register for the contest between 1 May and 31 August 2019.
    • a chef and a wine enthusiast can register as a team only
    • one registration per catering company (restaurant, hotel, food service company) is accepted
    • the company must be located in Switzerland
    • Choose if you want to take part in the public online voting or want to be selected by the expert jury only
  2. Receive a free bottle of Gramona Gran Reserva Imperial Brut 2014 to taste it and be inspired.
    • You receive instructions how to submit the photo, description and recipe
  3. Create an amuse-bouche which machtes perfectly to Gramona Gran Reserva Imperial Brut 2014.
  4. Send a comprehensive description, a good photo and the recipe of your creation until 30 September 2019.
    • Find an example of a description
    • Find example pictures of an amuse
    • The expert jury must understand which ingredients and techniques have been used
    • You are free to choose dishes (plate, glass, spoon) and ingredients
    • If no description, photo and recipe is received, the bottle Gramona (CHF 30.60 ex. VAT) will be charged
    • Please do not submit predishes, main dishes, only real amuse-bouche will be accepted


  1. From the entries, the jury/public will select 10 amuses to go to the final
  2. All submitted amuse-bouches will be presented anonymously to the jury
    • The jury selects 9 finalists in October 2019
    • They decide based on the submitted photo, recipe and description
  3. If you have chosen to take part in the public online voting, your amuse-bouche will be presented anonymously for the voting on this website
    • The public online voting lasts from 1 July to 30 September 2019
    • 1 finalist will be selected by the public online voting
  4. The registration closes on Saturday, 31 August 2019
  5. The 10 finalists will be announced on 31 October
  6. The finalists are invited to recreate and present their amuse-bouche on Sunday, 24 November 2019 at the final competition


  1. The final competition and gala takes place at the Schweizerische Hotelfaschschule Luzern on 24 November 2019.
  2. The 10 finalists will be invited to recreate and present their amuse to the professional jury.
    • The amuse must be explained orally by the chef and the wine enthusiast
  3. After tasting all the final amuses, the jury deliberates in a closed room
    • The jury judges the amuse on taste, texture, presentation, originality and most importantly, the combination with the Gramona Gran Reserva ‘Imperial’ Brut 2014.
  4. Accordingly, the winner will be announced and after the award ceremony the goodbye Apéro starts.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Smith & Smith Wine Company

Philipp Bremer

T +41 76 578 79 38