Goût de/ Good France event on 21 March

On 21 March, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons will join with over 2000 restaurants in 150 countries to participate in the Goût de/ Good France event which celebrates French gastronomy.

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Organised by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Development and chef Alain Ducasse, the event 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 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. Last year, over 1715 chefs took part. 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 year, the event will also spotlight culinary training schools and hotel business schools. Schools and apprentices worldwide will concoct “French-style” dinners on the evening of 21 March, and several French chefs will swap restaurants with chefs from other cuisines for an evening in a spirit of sharing and conviviality.

To find out more, visit the event’s website: www.goodfrance.com