HELSINKI, Finland (October 17, 2017)
he Le Biff restaurant at Holiday Club Saimaa has been awarded the prestigious plaque of La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs indicating high gastronomic quality. The plaque will be bestowed on the restaurant on Friday, 6 October 2017.
Sign of high quality
To be awarded the plaque, a restaurant must meet extremely high quality requirements. The venue must be unique, and the menu must be high-quality and diverse in terms of ingredients and preparation methods. The wine list must support the menu and include wines of varying ages, from various regions and made with different grapes. While all staff members are expected to possess great culinary and service skills, two of them must be professional members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. At Le Biff, Head Chef Juhani Ellonen holds the highest title bestowed by the organisation, Maître Rôtisseur. Also working at Saimaa are Chef Rôtisseur Carl Lucas as well as Mari Heikkinen and Laura Valkonen, both of whom hold the title of Chef de Table. All in all, 76 Finnish restaurants have been awarded the plaque.
“Chaine Des Rôtisseurs is one of the oldest gastronomic organisations in the world, and their recognition is very prestigious. A Rôtisseurs plaque lends dignity to a restaurant,” says Le Biff’s head chef, Maître Rôtisseur Juhani Ellonen.
“Le Biff uses local quality ingredients and complements the menu, which changes a few times a year, with a good wine list. The restaurant has focused on developing the competence of the personnel and quality of service, and its people work with great motivation and passion,” says Heikki Koskinen, Bailli Régional of Karelia at Suomen Paistinkääntäjät ry – Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Finlande.
Chaine des Rôtisseurs
Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is an international gastronomic society with headquarters in Paris. The history of the society can be traced back to 1248. The French Revolution interrupted the society’s activities until it was re-established in 1950. Today, the society operates in approximately 100 countries. The activities of the society focus on gastronomy, preservation of food culture and honouring dining customs. The aim is to bring together gastronomy enthusiasts and professionals worldwide.
Holiday Club Resorts Oy is the leading weekly timeshare company in Europe and a significant operator in the fields of holiday housing and tourism. Holiday Club has 32 holiday resorts. It has a total 2,226 holiday homes. Eight of the resorts feature not only holiday homes but also a spa hotel. There are a total of 1,145 hotel rooms. Nine resorts are located outside Finland, in Sweden, on the Costa del Sol in Spain and in the Canary Islands. Holiday Club has 60,000 families as timeshare customers. The main owner of the group is the Indian company Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited. Owners also include Holiday Club’s acting management and the Fennia Group.
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