Divided into 7 categories: sauces and condiments, savoury and preparations, sweet groceries, non-alcoholic beverages, tea, coffee, infusions, alcoholic beverages, oils and vinegars, fish and shellfish. In view of the quality of the products presented, the jury decided to award 10 winners and to add two additional categories entitled Special Jury Prizes and Best Of the Best.
THE WINNERS OF THE BEST OF 2021 COMPETITION
1/Sauces and Condiments
Kampot green pepper sauce / LA PLANTATION
A creamy condiment sauce with a focus on fresh green Kampot PGI pepper. This Cambodian town is located on the Gulf of Thailand near the border with Vietnam, in the part of the world where the greatest peppers come from. The very green citrus notes, the vegetal notes of moringa and the vanilla notes of pandanus bring a spicy warmth without the burn of black pepper.
2/Savoury and preparations
Pasta - Fettucine lemon pepper / SANTAMATRI
A nice surprise in the crowded market of flavoured and coloured pasta. Here, the addition of Sicilian lemon to this bronze-drawn durum wheat pasta (without eggs) is not an alibi. Supported by the rather discreet Indian Tellicherry pepper, the freshness of the lemon persists after cooking, which is rarely the case, and will marry wonderfully with green olive oil, seafood or summer vegetables.
Wine ganache - « Un instant à Bordeaux » / HASNAÂ - Grands Crus Chocolates
Hasnaâ Feirreira is one of the most talented chocolatiers of her generation. In this beautiful box, she has managed to highlight her adopted city and the strong image of the Crus de Bordeaux which flavour her ganaches balanced in a cover of 68% Bolivian chocolate. Margaux, St Julien, Pauillac, ... it's up to you to discover the appellation that appeals to you the most. To be consumed without moderation.
4/Non-alcoholic drinks, teas, coffees, infusions
Zesty BB Herbal infusion / SAPPHIRE – The Magic of Nature
Zesty BB is a unique herbal infusion with the freshest aromas of lemongrass, citrus and ginger, naturally coloured by the blue pea flower hand-picked in Bali. Add a drop of lemon and watch the colour turn from blue to purple, a natural reaction to acidity, to great effect.
Brown Beer - Xbrune Wood Aged Imperial Stout / CAP D’ONA Brewery
Stouts, brown ales brewed from highly roasted malts, are said to be dark, dense, creamy, and full of aromas of highly cooked caramel, coffee and cocoa. This black beer meets all these criteria and more, as it spends 3 years in Nuits-St-Georges wine barrels before being bottled. This adds roundness and breeding that balances the bitterness of its fine hops. A real success story for a brewery established in Roussillon and better known for its Vins Doux Naturels.
6/Oils and vinegars
IGP Puglia Olive oils / OLIO GUGLIELMI
In the midst of very busy shelves, this bottle will stand out with its copper colour, modernising the traditional aluminium foil that used to cover these bottles to protect the contents from light. But above all, it is an oil that comes to us from Puglia with a PGI guaranteeing authenticity and singularity. Its green fruitiness, its "Italian taste" balanced with notes of artichoke, hay and tomato leaves is respected by a discreet bitterness and a moderate ardour that make it pleasant for delicate palates.
7/Fish, shellfish, crustaceans
White smoked tuna heart / CONSERVERIE DE L'ÎLE D'YEU
On the Ile d'Yeu, off the coast of the Vendée, white tuna is almost a religion and an important resource for the islanders. This wild albacore tuna has been caught there respectfully for centuries during its summer migration from Ireland to the Azores. The king of preserves in oil, the heart of the fillet is prepared here as a "sausage of the sea", smoked raw. It will find its place of quality on all plates of smoked fish, in salads and snacks as a change from the fattier smoked salmon, which is most often farmed.
Special Jury Prizes :
- Sweetened pistachio cream VELVETI - ALFREDO ALLIA & CO
A smooth and delicious pistachio cream. Presented in a flexible pouring bottle that would benefit from being recyclable, this sweet but not too sweet cream will provide a superb last minute alternative to Piedmontese hazelnut paste on your desserts, waffles, pancakes and ice creams.
DJIN Alcohol Free Drink Nature Passion - DJIN SPIRITS
The pleasure of alcohol-free mixes and cocktails is an equation that many manufacturers are trying to solve. By using numerous plants and natural extracts, Djin manages to replace gin in the inevitable Gin-Tonic. It will surprise you to the point of looking twice at the label to believe that it is really alcohol-free.
BEST OF BEST 2021
Eel smoked with beech and olive wood / KALIOS
A masterstroke for this brand which has accustomed us to carefully selected quality products. We discover a high quality dish and learn that eel is also a local product from western Greece, fished in the river Achelos. The beechwood smoking process gives it an exquisite flavour combined with the natural fat of the fish, and the firm and creamy consistency of its fillets will naturally bring it to the tables of the end-of-year celebrations and not only.
Brown Beer - Xbrune Wood Aged Imperial Stout / BRASSERIE CAP D'ONA
They participated in the Gourmet 2021 edition
A L'OLIVIER, ACTION FINLAND!, ALAIN MILLIAT SAS, ALIX & SAKURA, ANTEADOTE - MJS SARL, AQUADEM, ATELIER BERNARD MAROT, ATELIER JEANTAINE, ATELIER TB, BACOMA CREATIONS, BIDAIAN, BISCOTTERIE LA CHANTERACOISE, BISCOTTIFICIO ANTONIO MATTEI DAL 1858, BISCUITERIE ARTISANALE FARRUGIA, BISCUITERIE DE PROVENCE, BOCALERIE DES GOURMETS, BODEGAS ROBLES ECOLOGICO, BONBONS BARNIER, BOVETTI CHOCOLATS SAS, BRASSERIE METEOR, BRUNI GLASS FRANCE, CALUGI SRL, CAMPO D'ORO VILLA REALE SICILIA, CASAS DE HUALDO, CASTELAS SARL, CATRICE GOURMET, CEROMI, CHAMPAGNE G.M. HERARD, CHARLES CHOCOLARTISAN, CHATEAU D'ESTOUBLON, CHATILLON CHOCOLATIER, CHEZ CE CHER SERGE, CHIC DES PLANTES !, CHOC AND CO S.A., CHOCOLAT BEUSSENT LACHELLE, CHOCOLAT MATHEZ, CHOCOLATERIE DUPLESSIS, CIAO GUSTO, CIDRE FOURNIER - FOURNIER FRERES SARL, CMJ - LES BISCUITS DE MEL, COMPAGNIE COLONIALE, COMPTOIR DU CACAO, COMPTOIR FRANÇAIS DU THE, COMPTOIRS RICHARD, CONFISERIE ADAM, CONSERVAS ARTESANAS ROSARA S. L., CONSERVERIE AU BEC FIN, CONSERVERIE GONIDEC, CONSERVERIE GROIX ET NATURE, CONSERVERIE ST CHRISTOPHE, CUR'CARAIBES, DE BEAUVOORDER, DEBAILLEUL, DELICES SAINT ORENS, DISTILLERIE GERVIN, DOLFIN SA, DONNA FRANCESCA, DULSA, COFFEE CONFECTIONERY, DUNOON CERAMICS LTD, DYNAMIQUE PROVENCALE, EDEN CHOCOLAT - L'ATELIER DES GOURMETS, ESAT DOMAINE DE SAINT GILLES, ESSENSE, ETABLISSEMENTS GEORGE CANNON, ETOIL, EVOOTRADE SL, EXCEL FOIE GRAS SAS, FAVOLS, FONDO FORESTAL IBERICO S.L., FRANCOIS DOUCET CONFISEUR, FRANTOIO SCALIA, GIMBER, GIN DE BINCHE, GLOBEXPLORE, GOULIBEUR, GOURMANDISE S. L., GOURMET & CO, GRANO LADIES, H.THEORIA, HAPPY PLANTES, HEDENE, HUILERIE CROIX VERTE, I CONTADINI, IDEAL CROQUEMBOUCHE, ISUL ALMAZARA ECOLÓGICA DE LA RIOJA, ITALIANS TRADITIONAL TEMPTATIONS, JAMBONS OLIVERAS, JC DAVID, JUSRE, KAFÉ WAKA, KALIOS, L'ATELIER DU POISSONNIER, L'EPICURIEN, LA CAVE DELOBEL & FILS, LA CHAMBRE AUX CONFITURES, LA COLLINA TOSCANA, LA CONFITURIERE, LA COUR D'ORGERES, LA FRANCO ARGENTINE, LA LIMONADERIE DE PARIS, LA MAISON DU MIEL PARIS, LA MAISON KYRËGAL, LA PLANTATION EUROPE, LA TRUFFE DU VENTOUX, LAFITTE, LAGUILHON FOIES GRAS, LE BAUME DE BOUTEVILLE, LE BOUCHON DE BORDEAUX, LE CHOCOLAT DES FRANÇAIS, LE JARDIN DE LYDIE, LE MAS DES CONFITURES, LE PERE CRAQUANT, LES ABEILLES DE MALESCOT, LES ANIS DE FLAVIGNY, LES ASSAISONNEMENTS BRIARDS, LES BABAS DE SAINT-MALO, LES BISCUITS MADEMOISELLE, LES CROQUANTS D'ELO, LES EAUX MINERALES DE VELLEMINFROY, LES SAVEURS GRANVILLAISES, LIBELUILE, LO CORTI DE SAVOIE, MAFFREN CONFISEUR, MAISON ARGAUD, MAISON AROSTEGUY, MAISON BARTHOUIL, MAISON BOUTARIN, MAISON COMBES, MAISON DESSIS, MAISON DRANS, MAISON ESPIG, MAISON GUINGUET, MAISON MARTIN - LE PIMENT FRANÇAIS, MAISON NAJA, MAISON PECOU, MAISON PERROTTE, MAISON SUZANNE, MAISON WURFEL, MAISON-FOUQUET, MANGE TES GRAINES, MARC PEYREY SARL, MASSERIA PEZZE GALERE FASANO- PUGLIA, MAXIM'S DE PARIS, MAZET DE MONTARGIS, MESTRAL - HUILE D'OLIVE ET CONDIMENTS, MIEL MARTINE, MILLE ET UNE HUILES, MONBANA CHOCOLATERIE, MOULIN SAINT MICHEL, MUROISE ET COMPAGNIE SARL, NATURALIM FRANCE MIEL, NECTARS DE BOURGOGNE, NEOLIVE, NOUGAT DIANE DE POYTIERS, NOUGATINES SIMON HAINAUX, O'DELICES DE LUCAS, OCNI, OSKARE, PAIN D'EPICES MULOT ET PETITJEAN, PARIS-CARAMELS, PAUPERIO, PICUALIA FRANCE - HUILE D'OLIVE D'ANDALOUSIE, PLANTIN, PRIMOLI SRL, PROVOKE EXPERIENCE, RICE CRAFTERS, ARTISAN DE RIZ PREMIUM, RONDENAY MATTHIEU, RUE TRAVERSETTE, SANCHEZ FERNANDEZ DE RUTE SL., SAS CAAR LES PETITS PLATS D'ARTHUR, SAVEUR DE METS, SAVEURS MODERNES, SAVOR CREATIONS, SDP RUNGIS, SECRETS DE FAMILLE, SOCCA CHIPS® - SOCCAPERO®, SOLIDAR'MONDE, SUM SARL, SUR LE SENTIER DES BERGERS, TASTY FRANCE - SOPHIE M, TERRE D'APERO, TERROIRS DU LIBAN, THIBAULT-BERGERON, TIHLI, TRAD'INOV, TRUFFUS, VIDAL FOIE GRAS SARL, VIGNOLIS
They were winners in previous editions
André Boyer, Araku Coffee, La Brouette, Bú, Cape and Cape, La Chanteracoise, La Chambre aux confitures, Charles Chocolartisan, Le clos de Laure, Cur'Caraïbes, Didier Goubet, Granny's Secret, Miels Hédène, Jimini’s, Joe&Avrel’s, R Junca, Kaviari, Christine Le Tennier, Libeluile, Maison Bevillon, Maison Gramm’s, Maison Pralus, Marc Peyrey Pastis de l’Ile de Ré, Pekocko, Fishgourmet, Venchi, Vignolis...