Sign up to Good France 2017 [fr]
For the third year running, on March 21st, 2017, Goût de France / Good France will bring together more than 2000 chefs on five continents to celebrate French cuisine. This event, organized in the form of a dinner, will honour the excellence of French cuisine, its capacity for innovation, and the values that it conveys: sharing, enjoyment, and respect for our peers, the planet, and the art of eating well.
“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 21st March, 2017. Over a 1 700 chefs on all five continents are expected to join the event. Dinners served simultaneously in participating restaurants will honour the merits of French cuisine, its capacity for innovation, and its values: sharing, enjoying, and respecting the principles of high-quality, environmentally responsible cuisine.
In 1912, Auguste Escoffier started Les Dîners d’Épicure (Epicurean Diners): one day, one menu, served in cities around the world, to as many guests as possible. In 2015, the first edition of Goût de/Good France took the idea further, bringing all categories of restaurants together globally. The second edition of this international event, taking place on 21st March, 2017, will mark, once again, the concrete demonstration of French cuisine’s recent listing in the “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” category by UNESCO, and its influence on the world.
Goût de/Good France’s objectives 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
French cuisine is contemporary
Traditional French cuisine is not a dominion of the 21st century culinary scene. Participating chefs are encouraged to blend their own culinary culture to that of France, rather than discounting it.
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 from fresh, seasonal, and local produce, with low fat, salt, and sugar content;
Meals for everyone, from bistro to gourmet dining.
All chefs are invited to take part in the Good France project by registering on www.goodfrance.fr until January 13st 2016