A look back at the success of Good France 2019 : Provence x NYC !
This past March, the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Consulate General of France in New York brought Provence to New York City for an unprecedented four-day food and wine festival.
Let’s take a look !
On March 20th, our Consul General Anne-Claire Legendre kicked off the festival with a Banquet provençal at the Consulate, courtesy of Marseille Chef Georgiana Viou and the Consulate’s Chef Sébastien Baud.
The Banquet highlighted the warmth and togetherness of provençal cuisine, with aioli, tapenade, boeuf en daube, panisse...
French Airline La Compagnie awarded a business-class round trip New York-Nice to our lucky winner in the cooking competition.
On March 21st, the Consulate partnered with the International Culinary Center for an entire day of cooking workshops and classes from the best French Chefs in New York.
Loews Regency Chef Serge Devesa shared his recipe for an outstanding Bouillabaisse.
ICC Chef Malivert demonstrated his skills by preparing Panisse with aioli sauces and tapenade.
Kayser Chef Olivier Reginensi got to work on Pistou soup and Saint Victor’s navettes.
Chef Florian Hugo captivated the audience with his Chichi-Fregi and famed ratatouille.
Last but not least, all the Chefs were joined by Chef Jean-Louis Dumonet, Chef Jean-Louis Gerin and Chef Sébastien Baud in the ICC kitchen to cook for a late-evening cocktail reception.
On March 22nd, Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier from Racines NY shared some of her world-class knowledge on wine and unlimited passion for natural products with a band of lucky few, at a Wine Dinner pairing at Racines NY.
On the same day, the Consulate hosted a visionary food-and-music-pairing dinner benefiting Food Dreams Foundation, by Chef Dan Bessoudo from Ventabren, violinist Marielle de Rocca-Serra and DJ Benjamin. Musical and electronic music alternated to compliment the six courses.
On March 23rd, Pascaline Lepeltier took New Yorkers out for a Provence wine tour : first stop at La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels for an Wine Boot Camp, and second stop later in the evening at Aldo Sohm Wine Bar for an after-dark wine tasting.
Meanwhile, three-starred Chefs Eric Ripert and Gérald Passédat team up for the very first time to share their common passion and expertise on fish and seafood, with a 7-course dinner at Le Bernardin benefiting City Harvest.
Throughout the week, restaurants from all over joined us in celebrating Provence by serving a made-for-measure menu.
French gastronomy and Good France will be back in full force next year. So stay tuned for Good France 2020!