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The Rocks’ Pâtisserie Takes the Cake: Inducted into Prestigious Association

Corinne - 01-oct.-2015 09:43:48
  French-born Jean Michel Raynaud from La Renaissance Patisserie and Cafe in the historic Rocks Precinct has today been officially inducted into the prestigious Relais Desserts – the world’s most exclusive French Pâtisserie association. Relais Desserts is the pâtisserie equivalent of receiving Michelin Stars. However, whilst Michelin Stars have independent judging and the stars are awarded, Relais Desserts is invitation only, with chefs required to be sponsored by two Relais members and assessed by their peers. Consequently, it is renowned for its rigorous selection process. The cherry on top is that Jean Michel and La Renaissance are the first pâtisserie in Australia, and in fact the Southern Hemisphere to achieve this honour. Formed over 30 years ago in France, the association recognises the best in the profession of French pâtissiers. Currently there are only 80 members in the world, the majority of whom are French or French trained. From the ‘Picasso of Pastry’ himself, Pierre Hermé, to other legends of the craft including Sadaharu Aoki, Paco Torreblanca and Frédéric Cassel, Relais Desserts unites the world pastry elite. Relais’ aim is simple: to celebrate the art of French pâtisserie and to make it radiate to the four corners of the globe. With Jean Michel now a member it appears they have truly reached every corner! However, being a member comes with responsibility. Members gather twice yearly to take part in conferences where they share their expertise, collaborate, and exchange ideas. The September conference is held each year in France at The National College of Advanced Training in Pâtisserie (École Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie), owned by Alain Ducasse in Yssingeaux. New members are admitted and demonstrate their work to the alumni. The new member is asked to create a centerpiece, a dessert and also a chocolate work, often a bespoke chocolate bar. “In the continual quest for self-improvement, this is one of the main benefits of membership,” says Jean Michel. “I’m thrilled to take Australian native ingredients over to France and share the sweetest parts of the Australian food industry with other members. I hope this will cement our food on the international pâtisserie map.” “We’re so thrilled to hear about Jean Michel’s invitation into Relais Desserts .” says CEO of Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Catherine Gallagher “Although, I can’t say that it came as a surprise. Jean Michel’s delicious creations are part of what makes The Rocks such a special place. His expertise is well known to all of us, and it’s great that now the rest of the world can experience them as well.” Jean Michel’s delectable centerpiece is inspired by the legendary French chef, Marie Antoine Carême. It features tiers covered completely in seamless gold leaf, exquisite piping and hand-shaped, textured flowers. Next is his signature dessert, created with quintessentially Australian flavors: a gateau of lemon myrtle, aniseed myrtle and rosella (wild hibiscus). He then finishes with an intricate chocolate bar. The April conference is hosted by a different member each year, the next host being Francois Payard in New York. So if you are an Australian with a sweet tooth then you can start counting down the days, because in the not-too-distant future it will be the turn of La Renaissance in Sydney and the best international pastry chefs in the world will be converging on the beautiful Rocks precinct to tantalise some Aussie tastebuds. As explained in the Manifesto on the Relais Desserts Website, “Pâtisserie is wholly an Art without compromise, and the fundamental word which Relais Desserts has chosen to represent it, is excellence.   The mastering of a manual skill, which demands absolute precision, is the basis on which the creativity of each member can be expressed.” The search for excellence speaks to the skill and dedication of Jean Michel Raynaud and the team at La Renaissance. In a highly competitive field where the hard work of many pâtissiers goes unnoticed, Jean Michel’s invitation into the Relais Desserts association seems a delightfully sweet and well-deserved reward. For more information, visit www.therocks.com Media enquiries: Amber Forrest-Bisley -  amber@cardinalspin.com.au P: 02 8065 7363 - M: 0405 363 817 Matt Fraser -  matt@cardinalspin.com.au P: 02 8065 7363 - M: 0401 326 007 Level 6, Foreshore House 66 Harrington Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000 PO Box N408, Grosvenor Place NSW 1220 www.shfa.nsw.gov.au  | + 612 9240 8500

Telstra et Optus annoncent la fin de leurs réseaux mobile 2G

Baptiste - 20-août-2015 03:40:50
Il y a un an, Telstra, premier opérateur téléphonique mobile en Australie annonçait   dans un article « It’s time to say goodbye old friend » la fermeture de son réseau 2G au 1 er décembre 2016. C’est maintenant au tour d’Optus, deuxième opérateur mobile en Australie d’annoncer la fin de son réseau 2G pour Avril 2017. Pour les deux opérateurs, le bilan est clair. La couverture 3G/4G est au moins aussi bonne que la couverture 2G dans le pays, aucun terminal 2G n’est sorti de leurs boutiques depuis plusieurs années, moins d’1% de leurs clients utilisent le réseau 2G et les chiffres diminuent de mois en mois. Il est donc temps d’abandonner ce réseau pour se focaliser sur le déploiement de la 4G qui répond au besoin grandissant de la population australienne : la DATA. Ce changement n’est malheureusement pas du gout de tout le monde en Australie. Les utilisateurs de téléphones et carte sim 2G reçoivent des SMS les avertissant de la fermeture du réseau et les invitant à se procurer un nouveau matériel.    

Le marché audiovisuel en Australie

Baptiste - 20-août-2015 03:31:58
Fin 2013, l’Australie est passée à la télévision 100% numérique en désactivant définitivement son réseau hertzien. Le déploiement de la TNT étant achevé, la télévision gratuite (free-to-air) est désormais diffusée exclusivement en digital. A peine cette transition complétée, l’organisme en charge d’aligner les plateformes de diffusion – Freeview – a planifié le déploiement de la télévision interactive dès le second semestre 2014. Le standard choisi, le HbbTV, est une technologie développée principalement par un consortium européen et est le standard adopté en France pour la télévision interactive. La plupart des chaînes a désormais une application HBB TV. Tout comme en France, la migration de la télévision vers le digital a permis la création de nouvelles chaînes, entraînant le risque de réduction du temps d’antenne publicitaire des chaînes et donc de leurs revenus. Internet semble désormais être le nouveau champ de bataille. L’augmentation des débits et la multiplication des appareils connectés (smartphones et tablettes) déplacent les téléspectateurs des réseaux TV locaux vers d’autres supports et plateformes. Les différents acteurs audiovisuels sont du fait très attentifs aux nouvelles solutions qui peuvent leur être apportées tous domaines confondus : second & multi screen, catch-up TV, VOD, TV interactive… Retrouvez toutes les informations en téléchargeant la fiche   "Le marché audiovisuel en Australie" .

Le marché des télécoms en Australie

Baptiste - 20-août-2015 03:16:00
L’Australie, avec ses 23,6 millions d’habitants dispose d’un marché des télécommunications mature et offrant de nombreuses opportunités de développement. En effet, fin 2014, le marché global était estimé à 41,5 Mds AUD (28,2 Mds EUR ) dont 14 Mds EUR pour le secteur mobile et 7,8 Mds pour le marché des lignes fixe. Côté consommateur, avec un âge médian de 37 ans et un pouvoir d’achat relativement élevé, l’australien n’a aucun mal à s’équiper avec les appareils mobiles de dernière génération tels que les smartphones et tablettes ainsi que les forfaits qui les accompagnent.   Retrouvez toutes les informations en téléchargeant la fiche  "Le marché des télécoms en Australie" .

Australiance accompanies expat wannabes to settle in Australia

Australiance - 06-sept.-2013 04:23:49
  Australiance, website for French expatriates in Australia , is the place for everyone looking to settle in Australia.   You can be a French student looking for an internship, a French graduate looking for a VIE or a young professional in search of new career opportunities. Thanks to Australiance, you will be able to find an accomodation in Sydney, assurance, open a bank account from abroad, register to English courses or have some tips on how to write your australian resume... France 2 chose Australiance in February to highlights the first part of their TV show Complément d’enquête : Australie, la vague française . If you watch this TV show, you can make a first idea of Australiance’s services to French expatriates in Australia. This TV show was made by France 2 to stress the attractiveness of Australia to French people. You can find a lot of information about Australia on the Australiance website if it is your first time coming to Australia. When you will be in Australia, Australiance and its partners can help you to install. Thanks to its trusted partners and expertise, Australiance recenty released an ebook to help new French expats in Australia. This ebook - Le Guide du Stagiaire en Australie - was made to help French students to find and prepare for a VIE or Internship in Australia. In this ebook, you will find all you need to go to Australia: some pieces of advice to write your resume, some pieces of information about the Australian market and the way of life and offers from Australiance’s partners.   For more information about Australiance services, you can visit these pages:   - Australiance Website - French Internship Guide in Australia - Australiance on Linkedin with Pacific Media Consulting Group  

Discover the French Touch at Fine Food Australia

Celine Paillart - 03-août-2011 04:21:51
Succulent French cheese, mouth-watering macarons, freshly baked traditional bread and bubbly bottles of cider await you at the French Stand at Fine Food this year. Once again the French Trade Commission of Sydney invites you to discover new innovative products as well as the old favourites from the 5th to the 8th of September in Hall 3 of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. Start your day with irresistible pastries and typical French bread from Les Grand Moulins de Paris , who have been perfecting the art of baking for over 20 years.  Then why not come back for lunch with Millo’s dolphin-shaped pasta, accompanied by refined gourmet olive oils from La Tourangelle . Then grab a fresh piece of bread and enjoy a variety of France’s finest cheese brought to you by FROMI . For an afternoon snack, French Sin’s patés will delight you and will have you traveling to the true French countryside as you sip on artisan produced cider from Normandy . The following day, being your friends along and savour exotic food and beverages from Mauritius and France thanks to a range of products from Flavours from Afar . At midday enter the vibrant world of Bridor as their Arc en Ciel breads create stylish colourful sandwiches with exotically spicy (Curry), sun-drenched and fragrant (Pickled Lemon with Thyme). Finish off with a sweet touch of chestnut crème from Concept Fruits or a delicate macaron from Labeyrie’s new range. Look out for the big Eiffel Tower on stand Q18 in Hall 3 and come in for a tour of France. We will also organise a ‘French Happy Hour’ (or two) everyday so we look forward to seeing you there. For further information please contact: Céline Paillart French Trade Commission of Sydney - Ubifrance Ph: +61 (0)2 9287 9202 / celine.paillart@ubifrance.fr

French Beauty Products

Celine Paillart - 12-juil.-2011 03:29:24
Are you an importer, distributor, agent, manufacturer, (or other entity)? Here is a great opportunity for new business partnerships; don’t miss the chance to meet 5 French manufacturers-exporters of beauty products which are eager to doing business with Australian companies. From the hair care to the skin care, their innovative brands will surprise you! Come and discover their various products: ecological-organic, bio, Monoï of Tahiti, Brazilian straightening, ocean and oriental inspired formulaes, phyto-dermocosmetics, natural ingredients and so much more! You are kindly invited to meet with these French companies on the 13th and/or 14th August 2011 : 13th August from 9.00am to 6.00pm : At your/a stand at the Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo, Darling Harbour ( www.internationalbeautyexpo.com.au ) 14th August from 9.00am to 5.00pm : At their suite at the Four Points By Sheraton in Darling Harbour: 161 Sussex Street, Sydney 2000 – www.fourpoints.com/sydney . (The hotel is situated 15 minutes walking distance from the Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo. A panel at the hotel lobby will indicate the floor & room number.) Please come and enjoy a glass of French champagne with them! Click on their logo, to discover more!                                                                              If you are interested in the products/services of one or more of these companies, please contact Sylvie PATINEC , Senior Trade Advisor, French Trade Commission-Ubifrance, on 02 9287 9212, or by email : sylvie.patinec@ubifrance.fr   before the 22nd July 2011 - Thank you !
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François COTIER, Country Director, Business France, Australia & New Zealand : Business France, the French Agency for international business development, lies at the heart of France’s public-sector export support framework. With 80 Trade Commissions in 60 countries, Business France offers a comprehensive range of products and services aimed at accompanying French-based companies in their development on export markets : The French Trade Commission - Business France in Australia, part of the French diplomatic mission in Australia, is dedicated to the promotion of the French companies and especially the SMEs on the Australian and New Zealand markets. We are organised in four departments : 1. Food, Beverages & Agriculture 2. Fashion, Homeware, Health and Beauty 3. Infrastructure, Transport, Industry, Energy, Environment 4. ICT, Innovation, Services Formed by a team of dedicated trade advisors, Business France Australia - New Zealand offers to the Frenc

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