Tarte Tatin Competition


The annual Galvin Tarte Tatin competition is back for the 6th year.


Gloriously sticky-sweet, indulgent and mouth-watering, the traditional French tarte tatin is the dessert of kings and a signature dish at the Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle. Widely regarded as the perfect tarte tatin,  Chris and Jeff Galvin, have long since championed this traditional French dessert, passionately perfecting the recipe.


To enter our annual competition, make and bake an apple tarte tatin and send an image via Twitter tagging @Galvin_brothers or Instagram tagging @galvinrestaurants using the hashtag #GalvinTarteTatin. The closing date for entries will be Saturday June 2nd.

Chris & Jeff Galvin will then pick their favourites and invite them to cook their tarte tatin again and bring it along to an all-star judging that will take place at Galvin La Chapelle Saturday 9th June at 11am.

There are some great prizes up for grabs, including:

Tarte Tatin for Life at Galvin La Chapelle
Our Galvin Tarte Tatin trophy
Galvin restaurant vouchers
Magnum of Galvin Champagne
Bottles of Galvin wine
Galvin Cookbooks

The winner will have his or her name inscribed on the coveted commemorative Galvin Tarte Tatin mould that is kept on display at Galvin La Chapelle.

Our panel of judges this year includes: 

Chris Galvin
Chef Patron Galvin Restaurants
Jeff Galvin
Chef Patron Galvin Restaurants
Richard Vines
Chief Food Critic, Bloomberg
William Curley
Mecca Ibrahim 
Head of Marketing at Great British Chefs
Veronica Martinez
Pastry Chef at Galvin at Windows
Victoria Stewart
Food Writer
Felicity Spector
Food Writer

Here is the Galvin recipe to get you started!

  • Entrants are invited to send an image of their apple tarte tatin via Twitter tagging @Galvin_brothers or  Instagram tagging @galvinrestaurants and using the hashtag #GalvinTarteTatin
  • Only apple made tarte tatin will be accepted
  • The competition is for amateur bakers only
  • There are no age restrictions for entries and younger cooks are welcomed
  • The closing date to enter your picture is midnight Saturday 2nd June
  • Of the entries submitted,10 finalists will be chosen and announced on Monday 4th June
  • Finalists must be available to attend the final at Galvin La Chapelle at 10.40am on Saturday 9th June and must bring their apple tarte tatin with them to be judged
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