4-14 Festival – Dijon, France

On June 1, 2010, The Southern Food and Beverage Museum held a press conference for the 4-14 Festival of Dijon, France.  The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is also a sponsor of the festival.  Of interest is that the 4-14 Festival will use Louisiana seafood at the festival.

France – After the extraordinary success of the first annual 4-14 Festival, The City of Dijon will once again host this popular event in July 2010. For three days world class chefs and internationally acclaimed musicians from France and the gastronomically and musically renowned city of New Orleans, will share their artistic passions with brilliance and generosity during concerts, tastings and demonstrations all centered around “le Marché”, the beautiful 19th century steel and glass structure built by Gustave Eiffel, Dijon’s native son.

The History Alex Miles, the best known American resident of Dijon, culinary/cultural agitator and bon vivant, wanted to connect the Americans and the French through his two passions, food and music. The 4-14 Festival joins together the spirit of July 4th (Independence Day) and July 14th (Bastille Day). These framing dates are at the core of the festival which celebrates France and America, Music and Cuisine !
Why? “…because Americans don’t know that the French can play music and
the French don’t think Americans can cook!” Visitors from around the world will
wander from stand to stand and appreciate the culinary specialties of these fine
chefs while concerts and musical performances are played all throughout the city center. The gastronomical exchanges between the chefs and the public reveal
how much the culture of food is shared on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2009, the
dozens of participating chefs and musicians were expecting 5,000 visitors… but
to everyone’s great surprise and pleasure 15,000 festival goers came and contributed to the phenomenal success of the first
annual 4-14 Festival.

The 4-14 Festival Twenty four of the finest American and
French chefs, assisted by the culinary students of the Hotel Schools of Burgundy, will show off their “savoir-faire” and creativity. More than 20,000 three star
tastings priced at only 3€ each will be offered to the hungry public. The cobblestone streets of the city center will be rocked by the sounds of Jazz, Cajun,
Funk and Zydeco music performed by internationally known groups from New
Orleans and France. Live, televised cooking demonstrations will be conducted
by several French and American chef duos hosted the by French TV personality,
Babette de Rozières. A new addition to the Festival this year is a Charity Dinner and Concert to benefit the Food Banks of Burgundy and New
Orleans. All five 3 Michelin starred chefs of Burgundy will prepare this unique
dinner accompanied by American chefs. The team effort for this exceptional meal
will be animated by interludes of exceptional classical music.

The second annual 4-14 Festival
July 9th, 10th & 11th, 2010 in Dijon
Music, Food & Fun – The 2010 U.S. partner : The City of New Orleans !
The 4-14 Festival is under the High Patronage of Charles H. Rivkin,
Ambassador of United States of America in France
Sponsors The City of Dijon, The City of New Orleans,
Conseil Régional de Bourgogne, Conseil Général
de Côte-d’Or, Comité régional de tourisme,
Office du tourisme de Dijon, Ambassade
américaine à Paris, Ministère de l’alimentation
de l’agriculture et de la pêche, Dijon je t’aime,
Association France-Louisiane, l’Ambassade du
Charolais, Dijon Céréales, SEB, Nutrition
Gourmande, Paris Insights, Sofitel La Cloche,
Hôtel Ibis, Lacanche, FNAC, Librairie Grangier,
Isabelle Minini fleuriste, Relais & Châteaux,
Gares & connexions SNCF, Delta Airlines,
Crédit Agricole, Autoroute Info 107.7, France 3
Bourgogne, I-com, Buzz & Compagnie,
Bing-Bang magazine, Voo.TV, Image & associés,
France Bleu Bourgogne, Le Bien Public,
Divine-comedie.com, Bourgogne Authentique,
Régal Magazine, Radio K-6 FM, DijonScope,
Visitor’s and Convention Bureau of New
Orleans, New Orleans Wine & Food Experience,
The Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Degas
House, Second Harvest Food Bank, La Banque
Alimentaire de Bourgogne, le Journal du Palais,
Jazz à Juan, Spedidam, BIVB, Arts et Gastronomie,
JFHillebrand,
The 4-14 Festival Sponsors
from France and America
The American Chefs
Hosie Bourgeois – Beau Chêne Country Club, Mandeville, LA.
Stephanie Jane Carter – Southern Food & Beverage Museum, New Orleans
Dooky Chase IV – Dooky Chase, New Orleans
Leon Galatoire – Galatoire’s, New Orleans
John Harris – Lilette Restaurant, New Orleans
Anne Hart – Provence Market Café, West Virginia
Donald Link – Herbsaint and Cochon, New Orleans
Erick Loos – La Provence, Lacombe, LA
Jennifer Loos – Restaurant August, New Orleans
Matt Murphy – Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
Darin Nesbit – Bourbon House, New Orleans
Alfred Singleton – Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, New Orleans
Ben Thibodeaux – Palace Café, New Orleans
Jeff Tunks – Acadiana and DC Coast, Washington, D.C.
The French Chefs
Philippe Augé – Hostellerie Levernois, Levernois
Patrick Bertron – Relais Bernard Loiseau, Saulieu
Stéphane Derbord – Restaurant Stéphane Derbord, Dijon
William Frachot – Chapeau Rouge, Dijon
Daniel Ginsberg – Nouvelle Cuisine de la Ville de Dijon
Emmanuel Hebrard – Abbaye de la Bussière, La Bussière
Nicolas Isnard & David Leconte – Auberge de la Charme, Prenois
Jean-Michel Lorain – La Côte Saint-Jacques, Joigny
Marc Meneau – L’Espérance, Saint Père
Éric Pras – Lameloise, Chagny
David Zuddas – D’Zenvies, Dijon
The Musicians
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Ronnie Kole
Sylvia Rhyne & Eric Redlinger
Elefanf’U
Les Kat Dixies
Pain D’Maïs (Corn Bread)
Marc Esposito Trio
The Simple Men Blues
Nola
Fond de Saloir
French Couisine
Jazz Collectors
Singall Gospel
Les Tortues Janine
Patrick Heilmann
Quatuor Appassionato
Maurizio Cecchini – magician
These International Vir tuosos
Play and Cook for You!

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