Goût de/Good France on March 21: 6 restaurants in Sri Lanka & the Maldives, a unique opportunity to savor France!
Now in its 3rd edition, Goût de / Good France event will be held on 21st March 2017. Organized on the initiative of Alain Ducasse (3 stars Michelin) and the French ministry of Foreign affairs and international development, it showcases French gastronomy and cuisine, and the French way of life.
Restaurants around the world were invited to apply on the www.goodfrance.com website and to propose a menu that showcases France’s culinary traditions. An international committee of chefs then approved the list of participating chefs. Over 2000 chefs worldwide will once again pay tribute to the excellence of French cuisine and its emphasis on sharing, by preparing a special menu inspired by French cuisine. It will be the biggest dinner in the world celebrating French Gastronomy with over 2000 restaurants on the 5 continents.
In Sri Lanka and in the Maldives, 6 restaurants are participating
- 3 in Colombo: Galle Face Hotel, Waters Edge, Taj Samudra,
- 2 in Kandy: Léopard d’argent, OZO)
- 1 in Male: Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives
Participating restaurants are invited to design their menu based on the following sequence: aperitif and canapés, starter, main course(s), cheese, dessert(s), French wines and champagnes. Each recipe will be based on cuisine that shows concern for “good food” and the environment. The price is at the restaurant’s discretion. 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/ Good France recreates this wonderful idea by involving restaurants around the world.
Goût de/Good France benefits from an international promotion campaign enabling all participating chefs to showcase their cuisine and expertise with the active support of French Embassies, Atout France and media partners, France Médias Monde, TV5 Monde and JCDecaux.
Each event is also reported in the traditional media and the social networks: with the hashtag #GoodFrance.
KEY FIGURES FROM THE FIRST EVENT
Over 100,000 guests enjoyed a French dinner in over 1,300 restaurants (85% abroad) and 150 embassies around the world. French Embassies abroad hosted some 5,000 guests. In total, 1,500 Goût de France / Good France meals were served that evening, highlighting the chefs’ creativity and the pleasure of sharing French food all around the world.
AN INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF CHEFS
The chefs on the committee assessed the coherence and quality of the menus proposed by the restaurants that have signed up. Chaired by Alain Ducasse, the committee includes some 15 chefs from around the world, among them Paul Bocuse (France), Joël Robuchon (France), Michel Roth (Switzerland), Genaro Esposito (Italy), Claude Troisgros (Brazil), Kiyomi Mikuni (Japan), Mohamed Zai (Morocco), Raymond Blanc (United Kingdom).
Click here to view all participating restaurants and menus.