A pepper discovery journey
a world of unexpected riches
People often think of pepper as a condiment that delivers an intense burst of heat in the mouth, but pepper actually has some incredible surprises in store for the taste buds.
Pepper is the fruit of the pepper plant, a vine that produces clusters of small peppercorns after flowering. The maturity of the peppercorns and the care given to those peppercorns after harvesting determine the different colors and aromas of the pepper.
Just like origin coffees and vintage wines, the different soil types, climates and expertise are conducive to creating an infinitely rich palette of aromas. The greatest peppers are capable of developing a range of complex and heady aromas, including woody, floral, fruity (citrus, red berries and candied fruits) and mentholated. These are just some of the notes that are waiting to be discovered with Maestro!
Pepper for cooking
Pepper's aromas are volatile and disperse extremely quickly after grinding. To take full advantage of the pepper's flavors, the best time to grind is at the very last moment before sampling the dish or just before serving.
Maestro: the inevitable encounter
between pepper and Peugeot
For over 210 years, Peugeot has been crafting, designing and manufacturing everyday items with the ambition of simplifying daily life and expressing flavors to their full potential.
Today, Peugeot is driving back the boundaries and harnessing its precision engineering expertise to unleash pepper's extraordinary aromas with the Maestro concept.
Peugeot has designed the perfect instrument for discovering pepper. This French-made mill features interchangeable compartments combined with a selection of premium peppers imbued with extraordinary aromas. Maestro is Peugeot's open invitation to embark on a unique and instant journey through the world of pepper.
Experience by Peugeot
Maestro is the ideal opportunity for a shared tasting and discovery experience that showcases the full flavors and aromas of pepper.
Peugeot is giving you the keys to unlock pepper's full flavor while challenging you to try some of the most daring dish/pepper combinations.
Discuss, test, embrace the unexpected and treat your taste buds to a surprising experience!
How do you play with pepper?
Practice makes perfect... discover the wide range of peppers using extremely simple dishes, such as pan-fried meat, oysters or goat's cheese. Try three different peppers with each dish. With red meat, use Kampot black pepper, followed by Kampot red pepper, and finally the Meat Blend.
Experiment and then discover the most classic or daring combinations, including Sikara white pepper on a delicate fillet of fish and Voatsiperifery wild pepper on a chocolate dessert, and lastly follow our chefs' subtle creations.
Who is this experience for?
Flavor-loving fine-dining fans can take their meals to the next level with subtle combinations, while novices can create a surprise by bringing a new dimension to the simplest dishes.
A Collection of Six Premium Pepper Varieties
After exploring this rich world, Peugeot has carefully selected an exclusive collection of six Premium Peppers with extraordinary aromas and an exceptionally fresh taste.
Black pepper, white pepper, red pepper, wild pepper, pepper blend... the Peugeot Premium selection delivers a surprise with its intense, delicate and subtle notes.
Kampot Black Pepper
The exceptional Kampot area in southern Cambodia, combined with a stringent set of specifications and leading expertise, has rightfully given Kampot black pepper its world-renowned status. A black pepper with fruity, mentholated, indulgent and suave notes.
This white pepper is the heart of the peppercorn and is harvested when fully ripe and then soaked in fresh water. Sikara elicits superbly fresh, vegetable and floral notes.
Kampot Red Pepper
Red pepper is Kampot's pride and joy. This pepper is meticulously harvested, peppercorn by peppercorn. Only fully ripe peppercorns are used to produce a fruity and indulgent red pepper that leaves an exceptionally long-lasting taste in the mouth.
This variety of pepper grows wild in the south of Madagascar on vines that can reach up to 100 ft in height, meaning that picking them is a tricky exercise. This pepper offers heady, woody, floral and fruity notes without an overly hot taste.
This highly fragrant blend features white pepper and spices. Offering a highly fresh taste and moderately powerful flavor, this blend offers fresh and indulgent vegetable notes. For fish, seafood, salads and vegetables.
Red Meat Blend
This powerful, aromatic and perfectly balanced blend not only has plenty of character, but also adds extra flavor and depth to red meat. It is the perfect accompaniment to oily fish, red cabbage, lentils and legumes.
The pepper temptation will prove to be simply irresistible!
When the cheffing and pepper worlds collide
Chefs are the best ambassadors when it comes to expressing flavors to their full potential.
Drawing their inspiration from Peugeot's Premium selection of peppers and convinced at the idea of opening up new tasting horizons, six world-renowned chefs have tapped into their creativity to highlight Peugeot's peppers in exclusive recipes.
Six peppers, six chefs and twelve original recipes for an original journey to discover new experiences for the taste buds.
Creativity and commitment are the key words that define this chef of Korean origin who has earned one star by the Michelin Guide. She is behind two of Chicago’s most acclaimed restaurants: Parachute and Wherewithal.
Winner of the coveted France's Best Craftsman award, Michelin-starred fine-dining chef Romuald Fassenet can draw on his overflowing creative streak and his passion for the wonderful local produce to showcase an indulgent culinary style that elicits emotions. In addition to stimulating the senses, this generous chef believes in lending his support to the most talented chefs participating in the prestigious Bocuse d'Or cooking contest.
For this Michelin-starred Chef elected Premier Chef de Belgique in 2010, taste evokes a range of memories and emotions. Guided by the senses, he creates gourmet cuisine with international influences, in which spices play a dominant role.
He began learning his craft alongside the greatest chef in the Münsterland region. At the age of 24, he received the title of "German Chef", which is one of Germany's most prestigious awards. The hallmarks of his cuisine include refinement, regional inspiration and modernity
First a baker in France and then an award winning chef in the United Kingdom, this multi-Michelin-starred gourmet is at the head of several establishments and has shared his passion around the world. He is the owner of a renowned cooking school. He is recognized for his healthy and innovative cooking techniques.
At the age of twelve, this Michelin-starred Dutch chef received a pepper mill as a gift… He has since then been fascinated by the power of spices. Creative and surprising, his cuisine is inspired by the nature of the province of Zeeland. For Peugeot, he finds the perfect balance between the Fresh Mix and local fish.
Peugeot has harnessed its precision engineering skills to enhance the unique sensory and gourmet experience. To make it easier to select the required grind size, Peugeot has equipped its Pepper Bar with the patented u'Select grind adjustment system.
Fun and intuitive
With a quick twist, the mill can switch from one pepper variety to another.
Peugeot's Maestro is both fun and intuitive. To explore new flavors, simply unscrew the compartment beneath the mill and replace it with another compartment filled with the pepper of your choosing.
Preservation of aromas
Peugeot's peppers are packed in airtight sachets to ensure easy filling, keep the condiments in tip top condition and lock in their fresh taste and precious aromas for even longer.
An open invitation for experimentation