Romain Fornell, Chef and ambassador of Fundador Supremo
Fundador conquers the world's most demanding palates thanks to its participation in San Sebastián Gastronomika. The 23rd edition, with its focus on French cuisine and culture, has been the boost that brandy de Jerez needed to consolidate its position as an essential part of haute cuisine. Fundador has reaffirmed its leadership in the Olympus of haute cuisine and the finest liquids.
A recognition by industry professionals that has been supported by Romain Fornell, one of the leading representatives of French cuisine and ambassador of Fundador Supremo. This gastronomic collaboration between Fundador Supremo and Fornell, between Spain and France, between brandy and haute cuisine française, has been the perfect reunion at Gastronomika 2021.
Under this slogan, the Kursaal opened its doors. After the successful online edition in 2020, this event was brought back in person, marked by a great acceptance from both the public and the chefs, and that long-awaited return to normality in which smiles, hugs and happiness were reunited again.
Fundador Supremo at Gastrononomika 2021
From 14 to 17 November, San Sebastian was the global capital of gastronomy. This year the focus was on France, trying to establish a new dialogue between French and Spanish cuisine and being the core around which the programme of this congress was based. Spanish and French culture have merged into one to achieve excellence thanks to the best in the world. And here we could not miss Fundador and Romain Fornell, examples of excellence on both sides of the border. The most transformative concepts, new talents of the sector and important figures from Spain and France have been present together with relevant chefs from all over the world.
This congress was the cornerstone of this meeting between the French and Spanish gastronomy. This is just the beginning, the start of a relationship full of richness and diversity.
Simone Caporale, Martin Berasategui and Ángel Piña enjoying their perfect serve de Fundador Sherry Cask Solera.
Fundador's French Taste
Vanguard, fusion, technique and alliance. All this and more was Gastronomika 2021. Taking advantage of its main focus, Fundador took part in this event to showcase the virtues and qualities of its brandy as the perfect complement to haute cuisine. Flavour has no frontiers and Spain and France have always been united for this reason.
Fundador and Fornell have created a bridge to the future, a connection that combines the best of each part. Fundador's participation in Gastronomika has been marked by an agenda of events, in which the quality and distinction that characterises the brand has been presented.
The roadmap began on Sunday 14 November with the inaugural dinner of the event. Around 150 people met at the Basque Culinarie Center to enjoy the evening. A meeting at which Fundador Sherry Cask Solera, Fundador's proposal to revitalise the category, was presented. Simone Caporale, a collaborator of Fundador Sherry Cask Solera, owns SIPS cocktail bar together with Marc Álvarez, and they are two of the best bartenders in the world. Therefore, Simone Caporale was the responsible to present this product as a perfect alternative to mixed drinks with cola.
On Monday 15th, in Room 35 of the Kursaal and in front of around 40 people, Fundador's main event took place, exemplifying this perfect French-Spanish alliance. From 17:00 h to 18:30 h a workshop was held, preparing a pairing between Spanish and French cheeses and Fundador Supremo range of brandies. Eva Vila, a cheese expert in Spain, the chef Romain Fornell, who explained these pairings, and Simone Caporale, who presented the virtues of these premium liquids. This masterclass was also attended by Ángel Piña, Global Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer of Fundador. As a representative of the brand, Piña knew that this was the perfect opportunity to show the nuances that the Sherry Casks give to these Prestige brandies.
Romain Fornell, Eva Vila, Ángel Piña and Simone Caporale
Gastronomika 2021 has been an introduction to what Fundador Supremo can offer haute cuisine. With this event, brandy de Jerez adds a new story to its legend: the conquer of cognac's land. Fundador dreamt of France and turned it into a reality.
The written legend of Fundador Supremo
Fundador Supremo is the result of centuries of knowledge distilling brandy in the oldest bodega of the Marco de Jerez. The taste of this brandy dates back to 1874, when Fundador, the first Brandy de Jerez, was born. It is precisely the time that these wines (Oloroso, Amontillado and Pedro Ximénez) spend in contact with the wood of the Sherry Casks that today we can speak of Fundador Supremo, a brandy with unique nuances.
Speaking of Sherry Casks is referring to American oak casks with a great porosity and transfer of nuances, and which are the object of desire of distillates such as the best Single Malt Whiskies for their ageing process.
Excellence and history define the relationship between Fundador and Romain Fornell. Both are role models in their respective fields, as they have been able to develop over time and create new products for the most demanding palates, always offering a unique sensorial experience.
Chef Amandine Chaignot, Guillaume Gómez, Ángel Piña, chef Alain Dutournier, Simone Caporale and chef Romain Fornell
As Fornell rightly says, "Supremo plays with wood and time, just as a great chef plays with product and technique. Haute cuisine must understand the greatness of the Jerez region and the products elaborated there, in order to play with a liquid like Fundador Supremo, and elevate it to a premium gastronomic experience".
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