Brussels, 26 July 2017 – This year the Gault&Millau Restaurant Guide was present at Tomorrowland for the 5th consecutive time to inspect the ´festival food´. Gault&Millau selected 3 award winners for the best food stands. This year, Gault&Millau was on site with a team of its own inspectors during three days, including 1 day with a young festival inspector who was specially recruited for Tomorrowland.
Gault&Millau is a leading publisher in the world of gastronomy. However, Gault&Millau offers much more than that. With the project ‘Culinary Innovators’, the group looks at the success of gastronomy and hospitality in the future. Because never before in history, things evolved so quickly. The brand is also looking for quality improvement for big kitchens & catering through the project ‘Grote Keuken/grande Cuisine’ & the ‘Gault&Millau Catering Awards’. With the new project 'POP', Gault & Millau plays a role in the trend of accessible and trendy dining addresses where experience and concept are central. Finally, companies from the broad food sector increasingly ask Gault&Millau as a consultant.
Contact & info
Note: on the second weekend of Tomorrowland, Gault&Millau can be reached at the festival for extra information and/or interviews
Sven Van Coillie / +32 485 72 03 13 / [email protected]
Frank Cops / +32 475 97 63 05 / [email protected]
From the more than 70 food stands, 3 winners were selected in 3 categories:
1. Gault&Millau best festival food:
The dish that received the most points from the inspectors and thus had the highest average score.
=> Blend Meat Croquette, Flemish Bun, Mizuna, Pickles Sauce by the Blend Brothers
A very nice variation on the familiar ´breadroll croquette´. The croquette is filled with a powerful mixture of pork cheek, pig´s leg, pig´s tongue and small bits of the trotters. The pork was seasoned with fennel pollen. Texture of the crust is optimal, sufficiently firm and a fun variation with the soft bun. The filling is a bit creamy and nice and warm. The croquette is served in a Flemish sandwich bun in which we also taste a fresh sauce with pickles and a spicy salad of mizuna. The Blend Brothers prove that an at first sight classic and easy snack can be transformed into a top preparation. Through the use of high-quality ingredients and a creative twist, they created a fantastic festival snack with an outstanding taste!
2. Gault&Millau best healthy/vegetarian festival food:
The healthiest or best vegetarian festival dish, focusing on the combination of taste and healthy ingredients.
=> Carrot Dog / STR-Eat by The Jane
The “Carrot Dog” is a vegetarian variant on the hot dog where the sausage has been replaced by young carrots. The carrot was prepared with cumin, retained sufficient texture and is very tasty – an ideal meat substitute! This comes between a spicy, crunchy and delicious ciabatta roll that is still a little bit warm, just the way it should be. The ´Carrot Dog´ is further seasoned with a baba ghanoush on the basis of aubergine and lemon pickle. The humus and the harissa mayonnaise ensure spiciness and a delicious Asian touch. Veggie is definitely not boring with STR-Eat from The Jane!
3. Gault&Millau most innovative festival food:
The most innovative festival dish - with presentation, taste and innovation all being evaluated.
=> Belgitude – Blond / Callebaut
Callebaut is clearly betting on innovation, and for the second time they score with an innovative dessert ´Straight from Belgium´. This year they offer an original chocolate dessert in a cup that looks like … a blond beer, thus uniting two famous icons of Belgian cuisine: beer and chocolate. The dessert is served in a beer glass and consists of an inner side of crunchy white chocolate on a base of passion fruit jelly. Inside there is a pure chocolate mousse with earl grey tea and bergamot, bits of brownie and red berries. On the outside you see only the jelly with a coconut foam collar that makes it look like a freshly-tapped Belgian beer. By gently pinching the cup the white chocolate breaks and you get a wonderful taste sensation. With the Belgitude Blond, Callebaut has created an innovative dessert centred on Beer and Chocolate.
These three winners receive a certificate that they can proudly display during the second Tomorrowland weekend and at other events.