Reunion Island’s recipes and cuisine bring French cooking team to the island

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Published on 03 February 2016

Reunion Island provides recipes and backdrop for French cooking show
Four former candidates from Top Chef and Master Chef will explore the traditional products and cuisine of Reunion Island. 

“La Brigade” culinary road trip with a twist of reality TV, will be broadcast on the France Ô channel from February 16. Ten episodes of 52 minutes will see the team embark on a gourmet journey to discover Reunion Island's recipes and famous Creole dishes. 

Naoëlle d'Hainaut, Nathalie Nguyen, Jeremy Moscovici, and Dieuveil Malonga are on the team which makes up “The Brigade.” 

Under the leadership of Chef Jean-Claude Cléret, they will revisit nine famous Reunion Island dishes and meet with individuals who know and are ready to share the secrets of Reunion Island's cuisine. 

From the beach of Saint-Leu to Cilaos and Salazie, along this culinary road trip the team will compete but also help each other in challenges to reinvent and recreate with their own hands the iconic dishes of the island. 

At the end of the program, the cooks will prepare a gala dinner for forty people in one of the most famous restaurants of Reunion Island. But what they do not realize is that a famous food critic will be among the guests in order to judge their creations, making it worth it to watch the series on French TV and see the outcome of who is judged the best among the competitors. 

Watch "La Brigade" (909 Productions) on France Ô Channel from February 16 at 8:45 pm!