- A rejection of over complicating the dish.
- Cooking-times for most fish, seafood, game birds, veal, green vegetables and pâtés were greatly reduced in an attempt to preserve the natural flavours. Steaming food became a new trend.
- The dishes were made with the freshest possible ingredients.
- Large menus were abandoned in favour of shorter menus.
- Strong marinades were no longer used to mask the true flavours of meat and game.
- They stopped using heavy sauces thickened with flour-based roux, in favour of seasoning their dishes with fresh herbs, high quality butter, lemon juice, and vinegar.
- They used traditional & regional dishes for inspiration.
- New techniques and modern equipment were embraced. Bocuse even used microwave ovens.
- The chefs paid close attention to the dietary needs of their guests through their dishes.
- The chefs were extremely inventive and created new combinations and pairings.
Friday, 1 April 2011
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