Good France 2017: Registration Call to Cameroon restaurants
On 21 March, over 2000 restaurants in 150 countries will participate in the Goût de/Good France event to celebrate French gastronomy. Cameroon Restaurants are invited to participate.
On 21 March, over 2000 restaurants in 150 countries will participate in the Goût de/Good France event to celebrate French gastronomy. This event, orchestrated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and chef Alain Ducasse, is 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.
Chefs from all over the world will cook a dinner to pay tribute to the excellence of French cuisine and its capacity to innovate and unite people around the common values of sharing and enjoyment in a planet-friendly and healthy way.
The aim is to showcase the French lifestyle, regional products and, more broadly, to promote France as a tourist destination worldwide. A third of tourists have in fact said they visit France to enjoy its cuisine, including the “gastronomic meal of the French” inscribed on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The Goût de/Good France menu includes an aperitif with finger food, a starter, one or two main course(s), a cheese platter and a dessert, accompanied by French wines and champagnes.
Restaurants the world over, from high gastronomy to high-quality bistros are invited to apply on www.goodfrance.com by proposing a menu that showcases French gastronomy, a cuisine using fresh and seasonal regional produce.
Registration open until January 30th on : www.goodfrance.com
An international selection committee of chefs will approve the list of participating chefs. The Committee will assess the coherence and quality of the menus proposed by the restaurants that have signed up in their respective geographic areas.
More than 1300 restaurants participated in the first, 2015 edition around the “French-style menu”. On 21 March 2016, over 1715 chefs participated in the event which highlighted recipes inspired by French expertise. The Goût de/Good France dinner was also served in 150 French embassies, across the seas on board Ponant Company cruise ships, and in the air for 24 hours, on Air France flights.
This third edition will also spotlight culinary training schools and hotel business schools. Our gastronomy is the only one that trains so many chefs worldwide. It is actually regarded as the leading culinary school in the world. Thus, schools and apprentices worldwide will participate in the event to concoct “French-style” dinners on the evening of 21 March.
Finally, several French chefs will swap restaurants with foreign chefs for an evening in a spirit of sharing and conviviality. 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, Atout France and media partners, France Médias Monde, TV5 Monde and JCDecaux.