Fine dining – Presentation by Jean-Marc Ayrault of the “Goût de/Good France” event (Paris, March 7, 2017) [fr]
Excerpts from the daily press briefing by Romain Nadal, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international Development spokesman (Paris, March 7, 2017)
Goût de / Good France is a celebration of the vitality of French cuisine, bringing together chefs from all over the world; it is an event that promotes dialogue about different cultures by providing a common language: the language of food.
Following the success of the 2016 edition in which 1,750 chefs in 150 countries participated, the 2017 edition of Goût de/ Good France will be launched by Jean-Marc Ayrault and Chef Alain Ducasse on March 7 at the Quai d’Orsay.
The third edition of Goût de/Good France will focus on training for the catering, hotel and tourism industries, bringing together schools and students from all over the world. 71 culinary schools from around the world will take part in the event by serving French-style dishes on March 21.
More than 2,000 restaurants, 71 culinary schools and 150 French embassies on all five continents will take part in the event on March 21 by providing dishes that celebrate all categories of restaurants - from gourmet dining to exceptional bistros.
2,000 chefs will therefore offer menus showcasing French cuisine to more than 250,000 diners on March 21 all around the world.
Each menu will feature dishes that are lower in fat, sugar and salt, thereby promoting the art of eating well and respect for the environment. Each restaurant will have the freedom to set the price of its menu and will commit to paying 5% of sales to a local NGO working to support health and the environment.
For more information about Good France in South Africa and in Lesotho, click here.