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Culinary Arts: Grilled octopus and confit new potatoes recipe

Cédric Bourassin
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Hailing from the head table of the embassy, the chef at the Berceau des Sens, Cédric Bourassin, has acquired a unique experience which he shares with our students and customers in our gourmet restaurant.

Today we’re sharing one of his recipes publishes on the Gault & Millau website:



  • 1 2-3kg octopus
  • 2L of vegetable stock  


  • 2 cloves grated garlic 
  • 2 soft-boiled eggs 
  • 250g seed oil 
  • Salt and pepper 

Confit potatoes  

  • 1kg small size potatoes
  • 100g olive oil 
  • 2 unpeeled garlic cloves 
  • 2 sprigs of thyme 
  • 1 sprig of rosemary 
  • 2L water 
  • 1 handful coarse salt 
  • 1 tablespoon peppercorns 
  • 2 bay leaves 

Pickled red onion 

  • 300g rice vinegar 
  • 100g sugar 
  • 200ml water 
  • 500g red onions 

Finishing and dressing 

  • 30 pieces tetragon leaves 
  • Espelette pepper 

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  • Cut off the octopus’ tentacles, rinse and drain them.
  • Cook the octopus for 7 hours over low heat in a seasoned vegetable stock.
  • Set aside in a cool area, then mark on the grill before serving.

Confit potatoes 

  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring them to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and finish cooking at a gentle simmer. 


  • Mix the eggs with the grated garlic and a spoonful of water. 
  • Blend the mix with salt, pepper and seed oil. 

Finishing and dressing 

Quickly color the potatoes on the griddle and mark the tentacles on the grill. 

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Lecturer in Practical Arts & Head Chef in the Berceau Des Sens (BDS) - EHL Lausanne

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