Michelin Starred Chef Marcel Ravin curates Monaco Organic Food Festival for India


Monaco Government Tourist Bureau – India along with Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) in association with Vetro, The Oberoi, Mumbai, recently organised the Monaco Organic Food Festival by Michelin Starred Chef Marcel Ravin in Mumbai.

The special culinary showcase, ‘From Monaco with love’ at Vetro, entailed Chef Marcel Ravin’s tasting menus, all inspired by the travels of his native land and infused with fragrant flavours of his Signature dishes: Organic Egg with Truffle, Cassava and Maracuja juice (passion fruit in creole) and his Signature dessert: Chocolate and Passion Fruit Partition with Cocoa Bean and Passion Fruit Sauce.

The recently concluded 4-day Monaco Organic Food Festival, kick-started with exclusive gourmet tables for celebrity influencers, industry socialites, top-notch corporates, renowned media personalities, travel trade fraternity and a senior delegation from Monaco Government Tourist Authority, followed by, Indian Spice Trail Tour for the committed star-awarded Chef.

Speaking at the exclusive press lunch, Corinne Kiabski, Press and Communication Manager-International Market from the Government Communication Department of Monaco expressed, “The festival has been very productive for Monaco, as we met very interesting media and influencers and noticed that we share the same values for sustainability. Our guests seem to appreciate and enjoy Monaco flavours in Chef Marcel Ravin’s passionately curated recipes. We look forward to welcoming them so they can experience these tastes for real in the Principality of Monaco.”

Delighted to present his tasty themes for the first time in India, Michelin Starred Chef Marcel Ravin, added, “I have been waiting for so long to come to India, this is a dream that has come true for me. It was such an experience in the Oberoi kitchen to share our knowledge with the Indian Chefs. In fact, it was easy because we share the same passion. Cooking is all about love and sharing when you cook you put your soul in your recipes. I am very inspired and intend to create new dishes fusing the flavour of Indian spices I brought back from Mumbai. It will be called, De retour d’Inde meaning coming back from India.

Enthralled with the fond association, Rajeev Nangia, India Director, Monaco Government Tourist Bureau expressed, “Food is an integral part of travel and we are delighted to highlight the cuisine curated by Chef Marcel Ravin at Vetro, The Oberoi. The entire activity was designed to bring culinary art of Monaco to India. We are sure that Indian high-end travellers now have another very good reason to travel and celebrate in the Principality.

The Principality is a destination of choice for the discerning palate and promises an unforgettable culinary journey. In Monaco, gastronomy, local and season are linked! From urban gardens to organic restaurants, through the reasoned choice of products and the fight against food waste, the environmental approach is deeply rooted in the principles of the Monegasque restaurants. With Green is the New Glam, we aim to make the Principality carbon neutral by 2050. Less transport, more taste, discover and savour the culinary creations of our Chefs in the Principality of Monaco.”