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Eric Briffard Jury President of the first Oeuf en Meurette World Championship

October 2019 - As part of World Egg Day 2019, set on October 11, Eric Briffard, Meilleur Ouvrier de France – MOF, Culinary Arts Director and Head of Le Cordon Bleu Paris institute, will be jury president of the first edition of Oeuf en Meurette World Championship at Château du Clos de Vougeot.

World Egg Day is celebrated in France and worldwide on the second Friday of October each year since 1996 and aims to promote a sustainable egg consumption. Château du Clos de Vougeot and Matrice, an association dedicated to innovation from Ecole 42, partnered to celebrate Oeuf en Meurette, the famous poached egg in a red wine sauce recipe, originally from Burgundy region. This recipe exported throughout France and worldwide since it is estimated that a total of 300 restaurants now serve this recipe, from Côte-d’Or to NYC, and Singapore to Paris.

An entire weekend will be dedicated to this traditional recipe, rooted in the French gastronomic heritage, starting on Friday 11 October with the first oeuf en meurette world championship. This competition aims to highlight French excellence as well as enhance culinary creativity and evolution, notably through the choice of products, a corollary to the evolution of consumer habits. The 13 Chefs in competition, proposing oeuf en meurette on their menu, will present their own interpretation of the famous recipe to a jury particularly devoted to gastronomical tradition and innovation, all embodying the 3 key elements of the recipe: the egg, the bread and the wine.

Eric Briffard, originally from Burgundy, MOF, Culinary Arts Director and Head of Le Cordon Bleu Paris institute will preside over this jury alongside Chef Marc Meneau, Louise Petitrenaud (journalist), Bertrand de Vilaine (wine-grower), Jean-Robert Pitte (author), Eric Kayser (Artisan Boulanger), Alexander Lobrano (gastronomic writer), Guillaume Long (illustrator), Chef Olivier Walch (Château du Clos de Vougeot), Thierry Geffrotin (journalist), Bruno Blancho (culinary studies – SEB) et Vincent Barbier (Grand Maître de la Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin). Candidates will be assessed on 9 criterion such as the visual aspect, the sauce texture, the quality of the egg poaching, the egg yolk or the Burgundy Wine pairing.

Practical information:
Championnat du Monde de l’œuf en Meurette
Friday 11 October 2019 from 2.30 p.m.
Château du Clos de Vougeot – Rue de la Montagne, 21640 Vougeot
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