Goût de France / Good France Project 2017

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Goût de France / Good France Project 2017




"Talking about cuisine - French cuisine - is also talking about joie de vivre, delicacy, optimism and pleasure - ideas that are all crucial to the image of France" - Alain Ducasse 


Goût de / Good France will celebrate French gastronomy in various locations worldwide on March 21, 2017. A total of 2,000 chefs across all five continents are expected to join the event on the eve of spring. Dinners served simultaneously in participating restaurants will honour the merits of French cuisine, its capacity for innovation, and its values: sharing, and respecting the principles of high-quality, environmentally responsible cuisine. 


In 1912, Auguste Escoffier started Les Dîners d'Épicure (Epicurean Dinners): one day, one menu, served in cities around the world to as many guests as possible. Goût de/Good France aims ro bring this idea to life by assembling all kinds of restaurants acroos the globe. This international event, which first took place on March 19, 2015, aims to spread French cuisine around the world following its inscription to UNESCO's list of "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity". 


The objectives of Goût de/Good France are to: 


PROMOTE FRENCH TOURISM: In an effort to promote France, this one of a kind dinner will take advantage of international visibility, and aim to send a strong message to the world, through dynamic and creative chefs. 


CARRY THE COLOURS OF FRENCH CUISINE WITH PRIDE - It will send a message of strong values: 


The message that French cuisine is CONTEMPORARY - Traditional French cuisine is not a dominion of the 21st century culinary scene. Participatiing chefs are encouraged to blend their own culinary culture to that of France, rather than discounting it. 


The message that French cuisine is EXCELLENCE -  Healthy, Innovative and Responsible: In addition to representing the heartiness associated with the pleasures of eating, food also becomes the symbol of France's positive values: 

  • Healthy dishes prepared with fresh, seasonal and local produce with low fat, salt and sugar content 
  • Meals for everyone : from bistro to gourmet dining 


During the Goût de / Good France event, an international communication plan is made available to participating chefs in an effort to promote their dishes, and their savoir faire all over the worls with active support from French embassies, Atout France and media partners, France Media Monde, TV5 Mone and JC Decaux. 




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