Reunion Island will showcase Creole food at Paris Gastronomy tourism show


Published on 29 January 2016

Reunion Island Tourism brings Creole flavors to Gastronomy Overseas event
Created by Babette Rozières, renowned chef and main host of a major French television show, the second edition of the fair of Gastronomy Overseas will take place from February 12-15 in Paris. 

Reunion Island will be represented on site by Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) and key chefs from the island ready to showcase its Creole fusion cuisine. The event is held at the Paris Event Center located at Porte de la Villette where the second edition of Gastronomy Overseas will take place. 

The fair is a true showcase of culinary expertise and variety from French overseas regions and a new must-visit event for foodies and gourmets. Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to taste the authentic recipes of Reunion Island, where the gastronomy is one of the strengths of the destination. 

Does Reunion Island's Creole cuisine intrigue you and attract your attention? 

A stand of 114 m² is dedicated to Reunion Island, and visitors can experience the scents and flavors of the island, as spicy as mestizo, which inspires and tickles the taste buds, for four days of exhibition! 

Visitors can carry home the delicious local produce basket available from Reunion Island from Corbeille Reunion, Maison du Curcuma, Vanilla de La Reunion, Mascarin, Saveurs de la Fournaise, Fruits Reunion, Rhums Isautier, and even Rhums Cocktails. 

On the F77 stand, the IRT will also offer visitors a taste of the riches of the island through its gastronomy and the skills of chefs from Reunion Island with Master Chef of France, Philippe Doki-Thonon (Roland Garros); Chef Jean-Claude Cleret (H-Traiteur); the caterer and chef Escoffier disciple Marie-France Grain-Galet (Le fruit de ma passion); and taste the different flavors of the island at the demonstration kitchen and food-tasting area.

Information is available for stand visitors about all the different ingredients from the island and how the different influences results in spectacular creations. 

Promotional materials and video clips at the stand will also allow visitors to plan a trip to Reunion Island and discover not only the cuisine but also the beauty and diversity of its landscapes by virtual tour of the island.

The icing on the cake for fair visitors coming to the Reunion Island stand: Every day a gourmet basket prize will be drawn. Visitors to the stand can also try to win a trip to Reunion Island in conjunction with Corsair. 

Reunion Island's refined and colorful cuisine represents the diversity of its inhabitants. Influenced by Malagasy origins and also by African, Asian, and European inhabitants, it offers a wealth of flavors and unique flavors to be enjoyed throughout the year. 

Let your taste buds travel to Reunion Island when visiting the second edition of the Gastronomy Overseas fair. Discover Reunion on stand F77, from February 12-15.