Goût de France/ Good France

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On Thursday, 19 March 2015, on the eve of the Spring Equinox, we are celebrating the first edition of the great global gastronomical event, “Goût de France / Good France”.

The idea is simple: over 1,300 chefs across 5 continents will dish up, at the same time, a menu featuring gourmet French cuisine.

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This initiative – launched by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, H.E. Mr Laurent Fabius, under the aegis of celebrated chef Alain Ducasse – aims, over the space of a dinner, to salute the excellence of French cuisine, its innovative skills, and the values that it conveys: bringing people together over a shared meal, the pleasure of taste, and the balance between human beings and the products of nature. This international event also comes in the wake of “Gastronomic Meal of the French” being inscribed on the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List, and will contribute to promoting French cuisine throughout the world.

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India is among the top five participating countries. 48 restaurants across India have been chosen by the Selection Committee of international chefs headed by Chef Alain Ducasse, making this a must-attend international culinary event. Gourmet diners can pick their preferred ambience as they will be spoiled for choice: bistro, coffee bar, contemporary or haute cuisine restaurants.

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The complete list of participating restaurants in India (city-wise) offering a special “Goût de France / Good France” dinner, are:

Delhi :

-  Threesixty Degree (Oberoi)
-  Qube (Leela Palace)
-  West View (ITC Maurya)
-  The Grill Room (Lalit Hotel)
-  Le Bistro du Parc
-  Rara Avis
-  Tres
-  Olive Bar & Kitchen (Mehrauli)
-  Olive Bistro (DLF Cyber City), Gurgaon
-  Cilantro (Trident), Gurgaon
-  ThreeSixtyOne Degrees (Oberoi), Gurgaon

Mumbai :

-  Olio (Novotel)
-  Vetro (Oberoi)
-  Trendz (Lalit Hotel)
-  Frangipani (Trident)
-  The Sassy Spoon
-  Olive Bar & Kitchen
-  Zodiac Grill (Taj Mahal Palace)
-  Artisan (Sofitel), Bandra (Mumbai)
-  Botticino (Trident), Bandra (Mumbai)

Pune:

-  Olive Bistro

Goa:

-  Le Poisson Rouge

Kolkata :

-  The Square (Novotel)
-  The Bridge (Park Hotel)
-  La Cucina (Hyatt)
-  West View (ITC Sonar)
-  La Terrasse (Oberoi)
-  Café Swiss
-  Paris Café
-  Alfresco (Lalit Hotel)
-  Chambers (Taj Bengal)

Bengaluru :

-  Cubbon Pavilion
-  The Square (Novotel)
-  Le Jardin (Oberoi)
-  Ottimo (ITC Gardenia)
-  Lalit Hotel
-  Café Noir

Hyderabad:

-  Olive Bistro
-  Amara (Trident)

Chennai:

-  The Flying Elephant (Park Hyatt)
-  Six ‘O’ One (The Park Hotel)
-  The Square (Novotel)
-  Ottimo (ITC Grand Chola)
-  Spectra (Leela Palace)
-  Verandah (Taj Connemara)

Puducherry:

-  Mango Hill

This list is also available on the official Goût de France site, along with greater details on each eatery, their contact details, and more importantly, the Chefs and the French menu they are offering for this grand soirée.

We hope to see a large number of patrons dining at these restaurants on 19 March, savouring the taste of Good France.

On the occasion of this event, Atout France, the French tourism development agency, in partnership with Air France, Rail Europe, Accor and Lido hotels, is organizing a competition with the grand prize of a trip for two in Paris and Dijon. For contest details, please see: Contest Good France.

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Follow this event on social media - #GoodFrance

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rendezvousinfrance/photos/a.1052900011403251.1073741841.151406801552581/1057652230928029/?type=1&theater

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdvinfrance/status/573047808166502400

Good France is above all an event of celebrating the shared enjoyment of good food and a culinary talkfest. So spread the word among your friends and family to savour the delectable tastes of France.

Bon appétit !

Goût de France / Good France Team
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Last modified on 11/03/2015

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