Thirty three Australian restaurants to participate in the Good France dinner [fr]
On Thursday, 19 March 2015, all around the world, restaurants will offer more than 1300 dinners to celebrate France’s gastronomy by inviting the public to share a “French dinner”. In each participating restaurant, the event will render homage to a vibrant, open and innovative cuisine, while remaining true to its values of sharing, pleasure, and respect for good food, and for the planet. This first Goût de France/Good France event has already proved successful, with more participants than anticipated.
The Goût de / Good France initiative is being organized by Alain Ducasse and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. During the project’s presentation, Laurent Fabius said: “France’s heritage is its cuisine, its wines, (...).
The Gastronomic meal of the French has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2010, but it is a heritage that should not simply be contemplated, glorified and savoured; it is a heritage that should be built upon and showcased.”
In the words of Alain Ducasse: “French cuisine is the interpreter of a cuisine that has evolved towards lightness in harmony with its environment... The common point of this event is generosity, sharing and the love of what is beautiful and tastes good. It will be a delightful interlude and an opportunity to celebrate
French cuisine worldwide.”
The Embassy of France in Australia will be holding a gala at the Ambassador’s Residence on Wednesday 18 March prepared by Jean-Marie Le Rest, Executive chef at the Embassy of France.