The Swiss Gramona Amuse Competition 2020

Smith and Smith and Gramona specify the task in 2020 «plant-based fine food». Meat, fish & seafood may be used naturally in the creation of the Amuse Bouche – but they should play a secondary role while the plant based products used noticeably take the main role in the Amuse Bouche.

Only catering companies in Switzerland such as restaurants, hotels, and food service companies can participate, registrations from individuals and freelancers are not processed. Only one application per company will be accepted.



  1. Register for the contest between 30 March and 31 July 2020.
    • a chef and a wine enthusiast can register as a team only
    • one registration per catering company (restaurant, hotel, food service company) is accepted
    • the company must be located in Switzerland
    • Choose if you want to take part in the public online voting or want to be selected by the expert jury only
  2. Receive a free bottle of Gramona Imperial Brut to taste it and be inspired.
    • You receive instructions how to submit the photo, description and recipe.
  3. Create an amuse-bouche which machtes perfectly to Gramona Imperial Brut.
  4. Send a comprehensive description, a good photo and the recipe of your creation until 31 August 2020.
    • Find example pictures of an amuse
    • The expert jury must understand which ingredients and techniques have been used
    • You are free to choose dishes (plate, glass, spoon) and ingredients
    • If no description, photo and recipe is received, the bottle Gramona (CHF 30.60 ex. VAT) will be charged
    • Please do not submit predishes, main dishes, only real amuse-bouche will be accepted


  1. From the entries, the jury/public will select 10 amuses to go to the final
  2. All submitted amuse-bouches will be presented anonymously to the jury
    • The jury selects 9 finalists in September 2020
    • They decide based on the submitted photo, recipe and description
  3. If you have chosen to take part in the public online voting, your amuse-bouche will be presented anonymously for the voting on this website
    • The public online voting lasts from 1 July to 31 August 2020
    • 1 finalist will be selected by the public online voting
  4. The finalists will be announced on 25 September 2020
  5. The finalists are invited to recreate and present their amuse-bouche on Sunday, 25 October 2020 at the final competition


  1. The final competition and gala takes place at the Schweizerische Hotelfaschschule Luzern on 25 October 2020.
  2. The 10 finalists will be invited to recreate and present their amuse to the professional jury.
    • The amuse must be explained orally by the chef and the wine enthusiast
  3. After tasting all the final amuses, the jury deliberates in a closed room
    • The jury judges the amuse on taste, texture, presentation, originality and most importantly, the combination with the Gramona Imperial Brut.
  4. Accordingly, the winner will be announced and after the award ceremony the goodbye Apéro starts.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Smith & Smith Wine Company

Babette Malsch

T +41 76 578 79 38