On March 22, D’Artagnan will offer passionate cooks and cassoulet aficionados the
chance to not only witness, but be part of its long-awaited Annual Cassoulet War. And
this year, the well-loved is taking the event virtual.
Coming Soon, Live on Zoom
For seven years now, this culinary event has been carrying on a competitive French
tradition between villages. This time, though, will be quite different because eight
international chefs will battle it out for cassoulet supremacy on the Zoom ring—with each
one being given the chance to explain why their own recipe is the best. It is
expected that in the process, the renowned guests will also offer personal tips
and tricks to help attendees improve their own cassoulet recipes, including how to
spot and choose authentic ingredients and how various cooking techniques affect the
final taste of the dish.
Attendees can also anticipate debates over nuances of cassoulet preparation like the
addition of sausages, game birds, tomato paste, and breadcrumbs.
As per Cassoulet War tradition, it is also very likely that the chefs will get into heated
arguments all in the name of proving their cassoulet’s superiority. But never worry as all
these are part of what makes this event so fun and exciting.
In addition, you can expect to see participants reminisce about the best cassoulet they ever had
and the best wines to pair with this special casserole from the southern France. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the guest chefs questions.
- Daniel Boulud, owner of several multi-starred restaurants
- Tom Colicchio, Top Chef creator and founder of Crafted Hospitality
- Hélène Darroze, 3 Michelin star chef
- Elizabeth Falkner, consulting chef / has appeared on Iron Chef America
- Pierre Landet, seasoned French chef / three-time winner of Cassoulet Wars
- Danny Meyer, renowned restaurateur
- Eric Ripert, chef and owner of Le Bernardin, the only restaurant that has been awarded with 4 New York Times Stars for 30 consecutive years
The live event will take place on March 22 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is open to
anyone with internet access. To attend, simply register at this link.
You may also visit the event’s own page for more information.