Sommelier Paul-Henri Cuvelier and chef Fabian Bail, representing Paul de Pierre restaurant, won over the jury with their classic yet creative pairing menu and were named champions of the IX Copa Jerez. The team also won in two other categories; namely, the Juli Soler Award for Best Sommelier and Best Chef Award, respectively.
Copa Jerez is the bi-annual International Competition of Gastronomy and Sherry Pairing that invites chef and sommelier teams from eight countries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Rusia, UK and US) around the world to devise the best possible haute-cuisine menu paired with Sherry wines.
In conjunction with the Forum, the IX Copa Jerez International Final was held on November 9th at the Villamarta Theatre. The finalists defended their proposals in live before the jury and the public.
Some of the world’s top names in gastronomy shared their insight on Sherry Wines and the latest trends in haute cuisine. The programme included presentations, discussions, tastings and live events.