W Verbier présente – Haute Cuisine 2018

Date of publication April 2018

W Verbier welcomes back Haute Cuisine, the renowned gastronomy event from 4th to 7th April 2018 featuring 17 Michelin stars. 

Haute Cuisine returns to W Verbier for another unforgettable long weekend of food, design, fashion and music. Over 4 days, 10 talented chefs with a combined 17 Michelin stars will share their passion for gastronomy with food lovers during a series of interactive cookery classes and themed evening events. Sergi Arola, Chef and Culinary Director at W Verbier, will welcome celebrated chefs including Franck Giovannini, Michel Roth, Jacques Pourcel, Alain Caron, Thierry Drapeau, Patrick Jeffroy, Jean Baptiste Natali, Edgard Bovier and Joël Césari.

Each morning, chefs will hold live cooking classes demonstrating their signature dishes before a series of curated evenings where guests can enjoy art installations, fashion shows, flair bartending, live music and unforgettable cuisine. 

Wednesday 4th April A morning of cookery classes held by Chefs Joël Césari and Jacques Pourcel will be followed by an evening themed around DESIGN. Guests will be presented with a sophisticated five-course menu featuring various geometric, structured and deconstructed dishes created by Chefs Michel Roth, Joël Césari, Thierry DrapeauPatrick Jeffroy and Edgard Bovier withlocal and international wines to complement each course. At the centre of the restaurant, guests can capture the moment with a two-metre-high selfie booth created by artist Christopher Lecoutre branded with the hashtag '#WHauteCuisine'. This playful installation will go on to become a permanent feature at W Verbier.

Thursday 5th April  Starting at 11am, Chefs Thierry Drapeau and Patrick Jeffroy will be leading the morning cookery workshops before an evening curated by five chefs: Sergi ArolaJoël CésariJean-Baptiste NataliAlain Caron and Jacques Pourcel. Inspired by W Hotels “DETOX. RETOX. REPEAT” programme, the highly nutritional menu will be full of colours and flavours and paired with killer cocktails made by W Mixologists.

Friday 6th April  Chefs Sergi Arola and Jean-Baptiste Natali will be heading up the cookery classes, where they will reveal their recipes and share their culinary secrets. Five chefs will come together in the kitchen for an evening where both the entertainment and menu will be inspired by Fashion. Chefs Sergi ArolaAlain CaronThierry DrapeauPatrick Jeffroy and Edgard Bovier will create five gourmet courses, featuring dishes that look as fabulous as they taste, paired with delicious wines. During dinner, guests will get a front row seat to see the latest Spring/Summer 2018 fashion trends at the Concept Store Attitude Verbier Fashion-show.

Saturday 7th April The final cookery workshops of Haute Cuisine 2018 will be hosted by Chefs Alain Caron and Edgard Bovier before a ‘festival-style’ evening full of flavour. All the chefs will come together and work in pairs to create a not-to-be-missed five-course dinner. Showcasing W Hotels passion for Music, each dish will be inspired by a song, which guests will listen to during each course. Champagne will be flowing during live music performances followed by an after-party in CARVE where chefs and guests alike can let loose and celebrate the end to another incredible weekend of cuisine.