Thursday, March 25, 2010

Best Baguette Paris 2010 and Taste of the Nation

It's that time of year again. The tradition continues with our annual announcement of the official Best Baguette in Paris. The Grand Prix de la Baguette de la Ville de Paris was held on March 22, 2010 and the big winner this year is: Djibril Bodian from Le Grenier à Pain in Montmartre (38 rue des Abbesses, 18th arrondissement). Bodian is no stranger to Grand Prix competition. He came in 5th place in 2009 and 4th place in 2007 before taking the top prize this year. Bodian beat out more than 160 other Parisian bakers to win the honor, garnering a cash prize of €4,000 and a contract to keep President Nicolas Sarkozy in baguettes throughout the coming year. Just try to find a photo of this guy!!

Check out Paris Notebook for a full account of this event and Congratulations Monsieur Bodian!!

Taste of The Nation - Discount for TBF Readers

Inspired by a passion to fight childhood hunger, Boston’s hottest chefs, restaurants, and mixologists will gather for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® benefit, the city’s premier culinary event. Taste of the Nation Boston will raise critical funds needed to support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in Boston and across the nation. This year’s event will be held on April 8, 2010 at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a VIP reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.

More than 65 of the city’s finest chefs and restaurants will participate in the gastronomic event. Along with Andy Husbands of Tremont 647 and the last season of Hells Kitchen, and Jody Adams of Rialto, participating restaurants will include Gargoyles on the Square, Hamersley’s Bistro, L’Espalier, Sel de la Terre, Summer Shack, and Oceanaire. TBF readers can obtain a 15% discount off both regular and VIP tickets by using the Twitter discount code TWEETTASTE15 through March 31,2010. The Twitter handle is 2ShareStrengthMA.

For more information and ticket pricing click here.

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