Valrhona’s Iconic 6 event: The second edition was an occasion to remember

Valrhona’s Iconic 6 event: The second edition was an occasion to remember

Valrhona’s Iconic 6 event returned to Dubai for its second edition, and it was nothing short of a luxurious and insightful affair.

The event comprised a talk on the latest trends, gastronomy of tomorrow, competitions and the importance of knowledge sharing in the pastry industry, followed by a dinner.

The dinner curated by Sebastien Torres and Nicolas Durousseau offered the best of hospitality as the guests enjoyed a delectable three-course meal while admiring the stunning views of the iconic Burj Al Arab from the top floor of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The guests also had the opportunity to exchange with Relais Desserts’ team, including Frederic Cassel, Mathieu Kamm, Sebastien Claverie, Jérôme de Oliveira, Pascal Lac, Steven Gérault, and Brice Konan Ferrand – the later from Ecole Valrhona. Valrhona’s 6 Iconic event in Dubai was the talk of the town among pastry aficionados and chocolate lovers alike. As Condé Nast Traveler reports, the premium French chocolate maker hosted an intimate gathering of loyal supporters and Cercle V members, including an insightful talk on the latest trends and the gastronomy of tomorrow.

The event took place at the stunning Bastion Restaurant, where guests were able to discuss with the team Relais Desserts in an intimate afternoon tea. The highlight of the event was the opportunity for guests to have a personalized discussion and interaction with Relais Desserts’ team and Ecole Valrhona, taste some of their delicious creations while enjoying time together. These pastry chefs are among the best in the world, and guests were thrilled to learn from them and exchange ideas.

Frederic Cassel, one of the Relais Desserts members and Vice -President of the Pastry World Cup, said, “Valrhona’s 6 Iconic event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals in the pastry industry. The event is a great success, and it is an honor to be a part of it.”

Brice Konan Ferrand also shared his thoughts, saying, “It is a unique experience that allows me to be amongst some of the best pastry chefs in the world. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with our chefs and the community as well. I look forward to attending the next one.”

Valrhona’s century of experience in chocolate-making has inspired pastry chefs worldwide to push the boundaries of their craft. The 6 Iconic event is a testament to Valrhona’s commitment to the chefs community, gastronomy and their dedication to sharing their knowledge with others. The next gathering is eagerly anticipated, and it promises to be yet another unforgettable event for pastry lovers.


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Rita Ghantous

Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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