On June 10, on the occasion of the Gourmet Expoforum, the Oval Lingotto exhibition center in Turin will host the European Pastry Cup, the European selection of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie. After an edition in Paris and two in Geneva, this semi-final is celebrated for the first time in Italy and, additionally, at the same time as the Bocuse d’Or.
Following the Copa Maya in Mexico City, the Asian Pastry Club in Singapore, and the African Cup in Marrakech, the European Cup is the most anticipated qualifier and the one which always has the highest level. Belgium, Turkey, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Bulgaria, and Israel are the eight countries that will compete for five hours to create a fruit dessert and ten plated desserts, a sugar sculpture, and a chocolate sculpture. At the end of each session, the international grand jury will select the winner and the other two countries that will participate in the grand worldwide final.
Remember that a total of 22 countries will participate in the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, which will take place in January 2019 in Lyon: three countries will go through from each continental selection round; plus the top 5 nations and 5 countries out of the remaining 32 participants will be given a “wild card” by the jury.