Goût de France / Good France : March 21st, 2017 !
For the third year running, on March 21st, 2017, Goût de France / Good France (an initiative of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of International Development) will bring together more than 2,000 chefs on five continents to celebrate French cuisine. This event, organized in the form of a dinner, will honour the excellence of French cuisine, its capacity for innovation, and the values that it conveys: sharing, enjoyment, and respect for our peers, the planet, and the art of eating well.
In 1912, Auguste Escoffier started Les Dîners d’Épicure (Epicurean Diners): one day, one menu, served in cities around the world, to as many guests as possible.
In 2015, the first edition of Goût de/Good France took the idea further, bringing all categories of restaurants together globally.
The third edition of this international event will mark, once again, the concrete demonstration of French cuisine’s recent listing in the “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” category by UNESCO, and its influence on the world!
From haute cuisine to fine-dining bistros, chefs from all over the world are invited to participate in this great celebratory event.
Registration are open until January 30, 2017: Apply now!
Each menu adds value to the diversity of French gastronomy, as chefs will have the freedom to integrate quality produce from their own country to their menu proposals. For this new Good France edition, your menu will revolve around one receipe inspired from the French "savoir-faire."
ONE GUIDELINE FOR ALL:
- A traditional French appetizer
- Main course(s)
- A selection of French cheeses
- French wines and champagnes
*Two desserts could be served if the chefs feel they are unable to offer high-quality French cheeses.
ONE COMMITMENT : Menus will emphasize vegetables to represent the values of healthy eating by reducing fat, sugar, and salt content, as well as the values of environmental responsibility.
PRICING / DONATIONS : Menu pricing will be at the restaurants’ discretion. It is suggested that each participant donate 5% of their proceeds to a charity of their choice, working towards respecting health and the environment.