Nicolas Feuillatte ambassador
Daniel Desavie was noticed at a very young age by Roger Vergé in the competition to find the best apprentice in France. The latter then offered him an opportunity to join his team in the south of France at the Moulin de Mougins for a year... This collaboration ultimately lasted 23 years. Daniel went from commis to chef de cuisine and became Roger Vergé's ambassador in the United States, Canada, Japan, Sweden and Spain (notably in Marbella, where he won a Michelin star).
Following this rich experience, Daniel Desavie took over the reins at a gourmet restaurant in Valbonne, 30 minutes from Cannes in the South of France. Since 2016, Daniel has also operated ”Bistrot De sa Vie”, to satisfy a broader clientèle.
In this Gastro Bistrot, Daniel Desavie offers local and seasonal cuisine, with a menu that changes every 6 weeks.
& Guillaume Roffiaen
Our Cellar Master Guillaume Roffiaen went to Valbonne, in the Alpes-Maritimes, to meet Chef Daniel Desavie and discover his cuisine and the food/wine pairings designed to accompany Nicolas Feuillatte champagnes.
Watch the video of their meeting!
Chef Daniel Desavie unveils his lobster salad recipe.
A signature dish he conceived to accompany our Collection Vintage 2015 Blanc de Blancs.
Lobster salad, mushrooms,
- 2 x 500 g lobsters
- 500 g wild mushrooms
- 150 g butter
- 3 eggs
- 150 g of Champagne Collection Vintage 2015 Blanc de Blancs
- Espelette pepper
- Salt and pepper
- Edible flowers
Cook a 500 g lobster in court-bouillon with herbs.
Select a variety of wild mushrooms and sauté them in butter.
Shell the lobster and place it on the mushroom fricassée.
Add a few green leaves then make a sabayon.
Reduce 1dl of champagne by half. Let cool. Add 4 egg yolks then emulsify with 3 tablespoons of water.
Add the melted butter, salt, and Espelette pepper.
Spread the sabayon on the slightly warm lobster.
Decorate with flower petals.
A Food/Champagne pairing menu
Daniel Desavie has developed 3 other recipes to accompany our Nicolas Feuillatte champagnes:
- Roasted veal chop on mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables, beurre blanc, and Grand Cru Millésime 2012 Blanc de Blancs champagne
- Braised whole sole on leeks, served with Terroir Premier Cru champagne
- Glass of red fruits with rosé champagne granita and pearls of wild strawberries, with our Réserve Exclusive Rosé
Discover the cuvées selected by Daniel Desavie