Jan 16, 2020 | Paris |
CDA Honors Brunch at Gaggenau
CDA Honors Brunch at Gaggenau

Last Thursday in Paris, with the Arc de Triomphe just in view, a group of international designers and creatives gathered for the Gaggenau and Créateurs Design Awards Honors Brunch, a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the inaugural CDA winners and talents from across the design industry. 

The German luxury brand hosted the afternoon in chic fashion in its Paris showroom, treating guests to a special meal created by the culinary team of the late French legend Joël Robuchon.

On hand to celebrate were Pierre Yves-Rochon and Annick Rochon, Ryan Korban, Fiona Barratt-Campbell, Elizabeth Steimberg, Peti Lau, Yuri and Meredith Xavier, Lisa Brooke and Bing Bingham.

A live cooking demonstration led by chefs Eric Bouchenoire and Tomonori Danzaki captivated guests, who enjoyed world-class cuisine and a culture of excellence in design. The meal featured salmon tartare with caviar Sologne; scallops in broth with shrimp and shiitakes; and chateaubriand beef and foie gras in a “Rossini” interpretation with old Porto. Champagne was in generous supply, and the afternoon was just indulgent enough. 

An early highlight of this year’s Maison&Objet and Paris Déco Off experience, the Gaggenau and CDA Honors Brunch was a celebration of good taste in every form. 

Images by Alexandre Sitter 

EVENT GALLERY
Gaggenau Paris showroom entrance on Rue de Tilsitt
Gaggenau Paris showroom entrance on Rue de Tilsitt
Gaggenau Paris showroom entrance on Rue de Tilsitt
A special menu was created for the event.
A special menu was created for the event.
A special menu was created for the event.
Interior entrance to Gaggenau’s by-appointment showroom
Interior entrance to Gaggenau’s by-appointment showroom
Interior entrance to Gaggenau’s by-appointment showroom
Thirty international guests were invited to celebrate.
Thirty international guests were invited to celebrate.
Thirty international guests were invited to celebrate.
Lisa Brooke and Kais Zaiane
Lisa Brooke and Kais Zaiane
Lisa Brooke and Kais Zaiane
Catherine Nguyen, Arianne Nardo and Julia Noran Johnston
Catherine Nguyen, Arianne Nardo and Julia Noran Johnston
Catherine Nguyen, Arianne Nardo and Julia Noran Johnston
Yuri Xavier and Kais Zaiane welcomed guests.
Yuri Xavier and Kais Zaiane welcomed guests.
Yuri Xavier and Kais Zaiane welcomed guests.
A global design gathering in Parisian style
A global design gathering in Parisian style
A global design gathering in Parisian style
Never a dull moment between courses
Never a dull moment between courses
Never a dull moment between courses
Kais Zaiane with Meredith and Yuri Xavier
Kais Zaiane with Meredith and Yuri Xavier
Kais Zaiane with Meredith and Yuri Xavier
A French icon
A French icon
A French icon
Details from the building
Details from the building
Details from the building
Catherine Nguyen and Kais Zaiane
Catherine Nguyen and Kais Zaiane
Catherine Nguyen and Kais Zaiane
One of Gaggenau’s kitchen experiences
One of Gaggenau’s kitchen experiences
One of Gaggenau’s kitchen experiences
A view to the garden
A view to the garden
A view to the garden
Katharina Plath and Elizabeth Steimberg
Katharina Plath and Elizabeth Steimberg
Katharina Plath and Elizabeth Steimberg
Meredith Xavier and Ryan Korban
Meredith Xavier and Ryan Korban
Meredith Xavier and Ryan Korban
Julia Noran Johnston, Ryan Korban and Kaitlin Petersen
Julia Noran Johnston, Ryan Korban and Kaitlin Petersen
Julia Noran Johnston, Ryan Korban and Kaitlin Petersen
Guests fascinated by chef Tomonori Danzaki
Guests fascinated by chef Tomonori Danzaki
Guests fascinated by chef Tomonori Danzaki
Stunning presentation by the chefs
Stunning presentation by the chefs
Stunning presentation by the chefs
Peti Lau
Peti Lau
Peti Lau
Pierre Yves-Rochon, Lisa Brooke and Yuri Xavier
Pierre Yves-Rochon, Lisa Brooke and Yuri Xavier
Pierre Yves-Rochon, Lisa Brooke and Yuri Xavier
A quiet moment before the guests arrived
A quiet moment before the guests arrived
A quiet moment before the guests arrived
Gaggenau Paris showroom
Gaggenau Paris showroom
Gaggenau Paris showroom
Gaggenau Paris
Gaggenau Paris
Gaggenau Paris
Catherine Nguyen, Kais Zaiane and Sarah Zerbib
Catherine Nguyen, Kais Zaiane and Sarah Zerbib
Catherine Nguyen, Kais Zaiane and Sarah Zerbib
Kais Zaiane, Pierre-Yves Rochon and Annick Rochon
Kais Zaiane, Pierre-Yves Rochon and Annick Rochon
Kais Zaiane, Pierre-Yves Rochon and Annick Rochon
Chefs Eric Bouchenoire and Tomonori Danzaki
Chefs Eric Bouchenoire and Tomonori Danzaki
Chefs Eric Bouchenoire and Tomonori Danzaki
Ginés Górriz and Agnès Blanch
Ginés Górriz and Agnès Blanch
Ginés Górriz and Agnès Blanch
Peti Lau and Martin Massé
Peti Lau and Martin Massé
Peti Lau and Martin Massé
Pilar de Alós, Ginés Górriz and Peti Lau
Pilar de Alós, Ginés Górriz and Peti Lau
Pilar de Alós, Ginés Górriz and Peti Lau
The legacy of Chef Joël Robuchon continues.
The legacy of Chef Joël Robuchon continues.
The legacy of Chef Joël Robuchon continues.
Guests enjoying the cooking presentation
Guests enjoying the cooking presentation
Guests enjoying the cooking presentation