International Award for Cuisine with Olive Oil "Jaén, paraíso interior". CONDITIONS FOR THE V EDITION

The aim of this competition, which is organised by the LMG [Best Cuisine] Congress and sponsored by the Diputación Provincial [Provincial Council] of Jaen and the Consejería de Agricultura y Pesca [Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries] of the Junta de Andalucía [Government of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia], with the collaboration of the Designations of Origin of the regions of Segura, Mágina and Cazorla, is to encourage chefs to be creative and to promote the use of olive oil, a historical and nutritious product, in both sweet and savoury dishes.


Recipes in which Virgin Olive Oil plays an essential role.
Virtuosity and imagination, as well as conceptual,
technical and aesthetic contributions, etc., will all be highly valued.
The Organisation will provide the finalists with
designation of origin olive oils from Jaen, so that they can prepare their dishes


Head Chefs.

Number of finalists:

10 cooks, each may bring an assistant.

Quantities to prepare:

10 half portions.

Preparation Time:

6 hours.


Kursaal Palace, in San Sebastián.


20 November, 2006.

Presentation of dishes:

14.00 – 16.00.


The members will be prestigious international food critics.

18,000 euros and trophy "Jaén, paraíso interior"


The organisation will pay for the return trip from the place of residence to San Sebastian. A hotel will be booked from November 19 to 24. Finalists will enjoy dinner at the restaurants Martín Berasategui, Mugaritz, Akelarre, Fagollaga and Zuberoa. Also, they will be registered to take part in the VIII Conference “The Best of Gastronomy”.

Deadline for registration:

Until the October 25, 2006. The following must be sent by e-mail: name of the chef, name of the restaurant in which he or she is head chef, recipe of the dish and a photo. The organising committee will select 10 finalists and communicate this on November 2.

Organization: LMG

e-mail address:
Tel.: 00.34.943.410857