Gout de/Good France, the world’s biggest event celebrating French gastronomy in over 150 countries is back with its 2019 edition. In the fifth edition of this carnival, this year the event will portray a huge makeover. Scroll down to find out more! By Kumar Shree
Gout de/Good France has truly attained a magnanimous level in the last five years. In its fifth edition this year, Gout de/Good France will see 5000 chefs cooking in five different continents over a span of four days. This culinary affair is also aiming at establishing the message of responsible cooking.
This year’s edition will see Provence region under the spotlight; in fact, the essence of Provence will be showcased around the world. As we already know, France is an advocator of conscious living and eco-friedly ways of life — and this spirit of sustainability will be vividly visible at Gout de/Good France.
This carnival will take place from 21st March to 24th March. On the first day, chefs from across the world will put together a grand French-themed dinner. Needless to say, the focus will be on responsible cooking style and healthy cuisine. Each menu will present dishes using less fat, sugar and salt. Yes, they are all about rejoicing in the glory of ‘good food.’
Goût de/Good France has also decided to join forces with the ‘No More Plastic’ association, represented by Alexandra Cousteau. She will moderate the ‘Good Impact’ round table wherein issues of environmental and resource preservation will be spoken about. Well-known chefs, scientists and industry leaders will join her as well.
On 21st March, in addition to French-style dinners, the French foodie festival will feature new culinary experiences including:
Un Grand Banquet provençal
Paris will play host to a five-course banquet of responsible, Mediterranean-inspired dishes conjured up by six Provençal chefs – Gérald Passédat, Michel Portos, Sébastien Richard, Jean-André Charrial, Armand Arnal and Clément Higgins – at the Village International de la Gastronomie. This event is part of the Marseille Provence Gastronomie 2019 year of Provençal cuisine, launched by the Bouches-du-Rhône department and Provence Tourisme.
Les Expériences Gourmandes In collaboration with the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau
Tourists and Parisians will be able to discover 30 of the capital’s key culinary sites.
Les Dîners Complices At the Collège Culinaire de France
Producers – the building blocks of all high-quality cuisine – take center stage. In synergy with the chefs, they will compose a vibrant menu and discuss the reasons for their passion with the visiting public.
Les Duos des Collectionneurs
Young chefs and mentors come together for dinner to illustrate how techniques, values and knowledge are being handed down.
Le Grand Menu
Harking back to Escoffier’s dîners d’Épicure, the famous locations of French cuisine will offer four- to ten-course tasting menus perfectly complemented by a fine selection of wines and spirits.
From 21st to 24th March the French Ministry of Economy and Finance will orchestrate several festive public events with banquets, tasting events, picnics and workshops allowing professional chefs to share their talent, knowledge and local cuisine with the public.
On 23 March, UNESCO will host an event on responsible food and gastronomy with the key global players.
Participating Restaurants From India
Many restaurants from all over India are also participating in the Goût de/Good France. And, they mainly hail from Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pondicherry, Gurgaon, Goa, Agra, Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, Lucknow and Gujarat. You can look at the names of these restaurants and check further details here.
Your Chance Of Winning A Trip To Northern France
Guess what, just by having dinner in one of the participating restaurants in the third week of March, you can win a 3 night/4 day sojourn in Northern France, including stays in Lille, Amiens and Le Touquet. Check out all the details here.