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Operation Tarte Tatin - Contest Entry and Event

$13.04 NZD
Approx $7.86 USD


Aprons on, Set, Bake!

Put your baking skills to the test and win a trip to Wellington:

  • Flights from Palmerston North and one-night accommodation
  • Breakfast at the French Ambassador's Residence
  • A hands-on cooking class at Cordon Bleu New Zealand: preparation of a traditional French dish with Chef Francis Motta
  • Followed by a two-course lunch: the dish prepared during the class matched with a French wine and a dessert. 

To enter, simply bring your best Tarte Tatin (classic or original), on Saturday 1 May at 5.30 pm in Evelyn Rawlins Room (Square Edge).

Christine Page, Head Chef at Café Brie will be judging your creations while you will enjoy a live concert with drinks and nibbles. The winner announcement at 7 pm will be followed by a Tarte Tatin tasting for all.

This event will also be the perfect opportunity to come and say goodbye to Romane who will be leaving the Alliance Française Palmerston North after 3 years of great work!

5.30 to 5.45 pm Contestants to submit their creations to the staff (Alliance Française Palmerston North office, Square Edge)
6 to 7 pm
Christine Page, Head Chef at Café Brie to judge the Tartes Tatin
6 pm Live music concert (Evelyn Rawlins Room, Square Edge)
7 pm
Winner announcement and Tarte Tatin tasting
7.30 to 8 pm Live music concert continues

Admission to the Operation Tarte Tatin Evening is $15 for contestants, $25 for AF members and $35 for non-members. 

Drinks and nibbles available from the bar.


  • Enrolments will be limited to 25 contestants. Please register in advance to enter the contest and receive more details (T&Cs, enrolment form, ...).
  • The tarts must be brought ready to be submitted. There will be no kitchen available to use upon arrival on the day of the contest. 
  • The tarts must be brought to the Alliance Française Palmerston North between 5.30 and 5.45 pm on the day of the contest. Past this time, entries will not be accepted.

T&C’s: this competition is open to those aged 18 and over and the prize, as described, is provided to the winner only. The date cannot be changed (but dependent on COVID-19 alert levels) neither can the content of the prize be transferred to another person or exchanged for cash. It includes the transport to/from Wellington (arrival on 20 May, return on 21 May) and a one-night accommodation (20 May). A shuttle service will operate transfers to the French Residence and Cordon Bleu New Zealand. Individual airport/railway station transfers aren’t covered.