Goût de France / Good France, 21 March 2016
Initiated by the French Minister of Foreign affairs and international development and world-renowned chef Alain Ducasse, Goût de France - Good France showcases the French way of life, regional products, and France as a tourist destination.
Goût de France - Good France is also about healthy living : less salt, less sugar, less fat, but still 100% taste. Conservation of our planet and of our natural resources is also at the core of the project – local products, sustainable agriculture and green cooking methods.
Inspired by Auguste Escoffier, who launched the “Dîners d’Épicure” (Epicurean Dinners) initiative in 1912 (the same menu, on the same day, in several world cities, for as many guests as possible), Goût de France / Good France recreates this wonderful idea by involving restaurants around the world.
Over 1,500 chefs worldwide will once again pay tribute to the tastes of French cuisine and its emphasis on sharing, by preparing a special menu of recipes inspired by French excellence and traditions. Participating South African restaurants were invited to design their menu based on the following sequence : aperitif and canapés, starter, main course(s), cheese, dessert(s), French or South African wines.
In addition to the restaurants, French embassies will also be taking part in the event, hosting dinners in the residences of the French Ambassadors in more than 150 countries.
In South Africa, the event is coordinated by the French Embassy, in partnership with Atout France (French government agency in charge of promoting tourism) and the French Institute of South Africa.
All participating restaurants are listed on the Good France website
For more information : www.goodfrance.com
Press release from the Embassy of France in South Africa