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Best Baguette Miami 2016

Best Baguette Miami 2016Thursday, April 14, 7pm-9pm – The National Hotel, 1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

French Morning hosted Best Baguette Miami 2016 competition, presented by La Compagnie. Total of 9 finalists competed  for “best baguette” in Miami, in front of a jury of professional chefs and celebrities, at The National Hotel Miami Beach. All bakers displayed their baguettes and other breads for the guests to sample before the audience chooses their favorite. Guests chat with bakers, and enjoyed tasting of the baguettes & breads, and a selection of cheeses and charcuterie, followed by the jury’s deliberations.

The panel of judges was comprised of:
– Charly Nestor, French TV Producer of Canal Bleu, and ‘Hit Machine’ TV show host;
– Christian Rassinoux, Executive Chef of the Diplomat Resort & Spa;
– Gregory Gourreau, Executive Chef of Juvia Miami Beach;
– Matthew McDonald, Executive Chef of The National Hotel;
– Sylvain Leroy, Chef of Paris Gourmet and member of L’Academie Culinaire de France.

The competing finalists included:
– Alibey Embarek of La Parisienne – Grand Prix Award + Special Jury Prize,
– Arthur Arnaize of Epicerie Wynwood - Readers Prize,
– Bernard Casse and Matthieu Cartron of Croissan’Time,
– David Loprete of Pause Café - Special Bread Award,
– David Thau of La ProvenceSpecial Jury Prize,
– Georges Berger of Chocolate Fashion,
– Patrick Baboun of Délices de France - Fan Prix Award,
РS̩bastien Sangely of Tulipes Caf̩,
– Tomas Strulovic of True Loaf.