As part of the nationwide tour of "The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy," the city of San Francisco and the Legion of Honor Museum hosted the award-winning exhibition of exceptional medieval alabaster sculptures from the tombs of the Dukes of Burgundy on loan from the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon in France from August 20-24, 2011.
Dijon Senator-Mayor François Rebsamen, in celebration of the exhibit opening, presented the city-wide, week-long project entitled "Dijon Must’art," a pun based on what the city is most known for, "Dijon mustard."
"Dijon Must'Art is
appreciated around the world," said Senator-Mayor Francois Rebsamen. "I was
delighted to learn last year that President Barack Obama had ordered Dijon
mustard with his hamburger, so of course I personally sent a case to the White
House." He added, "It’s a healthy and
A delegation of Dijon City Hall representatives, Michelin-starred chefs, Burgundian food and wine professionals, and journalists toured the city for a series of events designed to bring the very best of Dijon's art and cuisine to San Francisco.
Five three-star Michelin chefs from Dijon, including Stephane Derbord, William Frachot, Yves Rebsamen, Jean-Pierre, and Alexis Billoux joined Chef J.W. Foster at the Fairmont Hotel and later at the CUESA Farmers Market for a round of food tastings and culinary demonstrations in front of eager crowds of Bay Area food enthusiasts. Maille, Dijon's most-prized mustard brand, was featured prominently at all the events.