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LMLC rewards winners of “La fete du pain” celebrated in Mauritius for 25 years

LMLC rewards winners of “La fete du pain” celebrated in Mauritius for 25 years

Les Moulins de la Concorde (LMLC) rewards winners of “La fete du pain 2015” and pays tribute to winners of the Louis Lesaffre cup, who stand preselected for the World Cup of Bakery to be held in 2016.(Image: Company)

LMLC celebrated this year’s “La fete du pain,” a nationwide celebration that is eagerly awaited by all Mauritians, especially bakery professionals, culminating in an awards ceremony for the winners of this event.

LMLC is also delighted at the success of this bakery contest, marked by record participation and passionate competitors coming from all over the island to exhibit their culinary skills. At the event, bakers from renowned hotel chains came together to illustrate traditional celebrations in Mauritius.

Like every year, “La fete du pain” was celebrated at Caudan Waterfront and had for its theme “Traditional celebrations in Mauritius”, where the public showed a deep interest in all the culinary creations.

The Managing director of LMLC, Philippe Lahausse De La Louvière, said: “LMLC is proud to have overtaken France on baking know-how and the island has been celebrating the ‘fete du pain’ (or, the festival of bread) since 1995.”

Mauritius also demonstrated its expertise and its know-how by winning the Louis Lesaffre Cup and qualifying for the World Cup of Bakery which will be held in February, 2016.

The celebration of the fete du pain aims at highlighting those who often have to work at night to feed Mauritians bread and other baked goods daily, and allows various proponents of this craft to demonstrate their know-how and to attempt some creations in the other categories.

LMLC thus offers all these skilled bakers the opportunity to express themselves through their passion and exercise their artistic talent, and  more importantly, gives them an opportunity to share their experiences.

According to Catherine Ahnee Gouérec from LMLC, “The celebration allows Mauritians to rediscover the bakery talent in the island, which can be seen across schools, community centers and certain municipalities.”

The philosophy behind this festival is to rediscover the importance of bread along its gustative, nutritional and artistic aspects, as well as honour the variety of jobs centering around baking, from the fields of the farmer to the kitchen of the baker.

One of the strengths of LMLC lies in the fact that it hosts an “open” event that is a joint initiative of this organisation and other institutions, which boosts the event as well as its scale.

This celebration was also an opportunity for the profession to assert its creativity and to promote breads made according to the rule book.

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