THE GLORIEUSES DE BRESSE
from Dec 14
th 2019 to Dec 14 th 2019
The ‘Glorieuses de Bresse’ have been bringing together AOC [appellation of origin] poultry rearers and visitors around an exceptional product. In December, four towns in the pays de Bresse area (Bourg-en-Bresse, Louhans, Pont-de-Vaux and Montrevel-en-Bresse) all organise their own contest, which is open to the public, to recognise the best specimens. Craftsmen and chefs from the area then purchase and prepare the poultry.
Alongside the event other activities are organised :
- gourmet markets for buying poultry and other regional specialties ;
- demonstrations of preparation of poultry roulade dishes ;
- tasting contests ;
- cooking lessons with chefs ;
- gastronomic food and wine exhibitions with tastings.\
For over a century, the agricultural contests ‘Glorieuses de Bresse’ celebrate and recognise the expertise of Burgundy poultry rearers. On the eve of the end-of-year celebrations, this contest is an opportunity to spread the word about the excellence of the fattened chicken, capon, turkeys and chickens of Bresse AOC.
POULTRY FOR FOOD-LOVERS AND GOURMET FANS
Bresse poultry is the only poultry to enjoy AOC [appellation of origin] status, awarded in 1936. Their rearing methods adhere to specific regional regulations and to living condition requirements, guaranteeing a great taste and tender meat.
Prior to the sale, capons, turkeys, fattened chickens and chickens from Bresse are rolled in cloth in the traditional manner to give them their highly distinctive egg shape.