Dimitri Droisneau, head of Villa Madie, elected chef of the year by his peers

The year is culinary prosperous for Dimitri Droisneau. After winning a third Michelin star in March for its restaurant The Villa Madie in Cassis, in the south of France, he has just been elected chef of the year 2022, the magazine announced on Monday Leader.

This trophy results from the vote of the professionals quoted in the Michelin Guideat the call of the magazine Leaderfor those who have “best represented the profession during the year 2022”.

A leader away from social networks

This discreet Norman who runs the establishment with his wife Marielle Droisneau, indoors, was put in the spotlight during the ceremony of the Michelin Guide in March. Little present on Instagram and at culinary events, his attitude is the opposite of the majority in the industry, where media coverage and social networks are considered by most established chefs and rising stars as an element of survival in the profession. .

However, this does not prevent connoisseurs from appreciating its kitchen. “I’m a fan, I go to his house with my wife when I need sensuality and calm (…) Dimitri is humility, work”, said Marseille chef Alexandre Mazzia, 3 Michelin stars, in March. and chef of the year 2021. “We are going to experience a real stay at home” with a cuisine “very aromatic, a real signature, subtle and extremely impactful”, according to Gwendal Poullennec, director of the Michelin Guide.

Manon Bras sommelier of the year

Jordan Gasco of the Olivier Nasti restaurant in Kaysersberg (2 stars) was named pastry chef of the year. Manon Bras from the Christopher Coutanceau restaurant in La Rochelle (3 stars) is the sommelier of the year and Alicia Poupeney from the Jean Sulpice restaurant in Talloires (2 stars) wins the 2022 service award.

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