4TH GOÛT DE FRANCE / GOOD FRANCE EVENT - WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH 2018 The World’s greatest French Dinner
Goût de France / Good France is a unique global event held in over 150 countries which will involve chefs and restaurant from around the world. They will all offer “French menus” on the same day, Wednesday 21 March 2018.
A BIG SUCCES IN SRI LANKA
The event is a success in Sri Lanka and in the Maldives: 6 restaurants will once again pay tribute to the excellence of French cuisine, by preparing a special menu of recipes inspired by French expertise.
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In the world, there will be some 3,000 participating restaurants, including 1,500 chefs. Alain Ducasse, the Michelin 3-starred French world famous chef and president of the event, also wanted this year to be an opportunity to pay tribute to French Chef Paul Bocuse, “greatest chef of all time”, who recently died. Participating chefs can choose to include one of Paul Bocuse’s dishes or a dish inspired by him in their menus.
“Traditional or modern, there is only one cuisine... good cuisine.”
Goût de/Good France benefits from an international promotional campaign enabling all participating chefs to showcase their cuisine and expertise with the active support of French embassies troughout the world.
The success of each edition is also visible in media coverage (press, TV) and on the social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram with the hashtag #GoodFrance.
FRENCH CUISINE DRAWS IN THE TOURISTS
2017 saw France make a significant comeback as an attractive tourist destination. Nearly 89 million international tourists visited France (up 5% on 2016), making 2017 a record-breaking year for French tourism. With a third of tourists coming to France for its culinary heritage, French gastronomy has become one of the key drivers of France’s attractiveness and cultural outreach.
The wealth of France’s cuisine and the inclusion of the “gastronomic meal of the French” on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage make France a unique destination offering a wide variety of ever-changing gastronomic experiences.
FRENCH CHEFS ON BOARD
Since November 2017, restaurants around the world, from fine restaurants to high-quality bistros, have been invited to apply on the www.goodfrance.com website and offer a menu showcasing France’s culinary traditions. An international selection committee of chefs, supported by the embassies, will approve the list of participating chefs and ensure the quality and coherence of the menus.
Again this year, the Collège Culinaire de France is an official partner of the event. All the Restaurants de Qualité, selectioned by the association’s founding chefs, will participate in this year’s Goût de France/Good France event and in doing so will become drivers of the shared dynamic which symbolises and carries the outreach of French gastronomy around the world.