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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

UBIFrance's French Hospitality Connection

 The Date and Time: Tuesday, October 25, 2011   11AM to  5 PM
The Event: UBIFrance's French Hospitality Connection
The Venue: Park Hyatt Roof Top
The Target Audience: wine and food trade, writers
The Availability/Catalogue: just about everybody was looking for an
agent. There was one winery; everybody else was food.
The Quote/Background:
The Wines:
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Champagne Cuillier Pere et Fils Cuvee de Grande Reserve Brut, Vintages
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price
Rating terms):
-Champagne Cuillier Pere et Fils Pink Champagne
-Champagne Cuillier Pere et Fils Brut Tradition
The Food: Albert Menes had some terrific clementine marmalade;
L'Atelier Gourmet brought in some Bayonne ham, duck confit, Guinea
fowl, and even dome duck wings. Artenay Cereals had some health bars;
Britexa had some crepidula (a shellfish, like a scallop) for cooking.
Perles en Gascogne had some innovative oils, from prune kernels, hazel
nuts, and walnuts. So Jennie was offering a delicious sparkling non-
alcoholic Champagne (0.0% ABV, while Champagne Cuillier was offering
the real thing. Evian and Badoit contributed the still and sparkling
The Downside: it was a small show of exhibitors.
The Upside: there was a small turnout, so it was possible to speak with
The Contact Person:
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade):

1 comment:

Yannick Reynaud said...

Thanks for your note Dean. It was a pleasure to welcome you in the French Hospitality Connection.

We will keep you informed about our next events.

Best regards.