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Once again, Polynesian local produce dazzled the taste buds at the 59th Salon International de l’Agriculture 2023. Vanille des Raromata’i and Rhum de Papara et Taha’a caused a sensation in Paris.

The annual event, which attracts more than 500,000 visitors and more than a thousand exhibitors each year, was placed under the theme of “Living Everyday” for the 2023 edition. Along with 16 other exhibitors, the Chamber of Agriculture and Fishing in the lagoon (CAPL) showcased “Tahiti and her riches”, with products made in fenua. This year, a showcase was even dedicated to Polynesian rums. The aim: to showcase the quality of local distilleries’ expertise in the face of rums from the French West Indies and overseas.

Expected every year, the Concours Général Agricole rewards the best producers and products from France’s terroir at the show. The 6 medals won by Polynesian producers this year demonstrate the high standards they set for the know-how of the entire Fenua agricultural sector.

Find out more about the 2023 winners for Polynesia below:

Three gold medals:

  • Vanilla from Raiatea
  • Taha’a vanilla
  • Tamure Dream (arranged rum with orange liqueur)

Three Silver medals:

  • Tamure Punch (ginger)
  • Mana’o Tahiti (white rum)
  • Mana’o Tahiti (straw rum)

Chefs de Tahiti would like to congratulate the local producers who have showcased Fenua through the products of its terroir.

Photo credit: Presidency of French Polynesia