French Ambassador celebrates Good France with Michelin-star Chef Eric Boutté
This year’s Good France dinner was dished up by none other than famous Michelin-star French chef Eric Boutté.
Wednesday, 21st March 2018 saw the fourth annual edition of celebrating French gastronomy, “Goût de/Good France”. In India, 67 restaurants – including 17 from Delhi – participated in the international culinary event, once again placing it a global third in terms of the number of participating restaurants.
Following the success of the 2017 edition, which witnessed the participation of more than 2,000 chefs in 150 countries, bringing together nearly 250,000 guests, the 2018 edition of Good France was inaugurated by Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State to the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Chef Alain Ducasse, on 6th March 2018.
On the occasion of this event – as in the other 150 French embassies worldwide – the Ambassador of France to India, H.E. Mr Alexandre Ziegler, hosted a special dinner at the Residence of France on Wednesday, 21st March 2018. Among the guests was a delegation from Hauts-de-France, the region whose cuisine was given pride of place this year.
On this occasion, Ambassador Ziegler, recalled: “Fashion, the arts, fine dining, and innovative creations are inextricably linked to France and its image abroad. Goût de France/Good France is an excellent way of celebrating and promoting French gastronomy because the Indian public can savour its variety in their own country. Our focus region this year is Hauts-de-France, which is famous for its historic heritage as well as higher education, research and innovation. We hope to give it a new reach by opening up the treasures of its cuisine to the greatest number of people.”
The meal featuring local specialities was prepared by Michelin-star French chef Eric Boutté, in the presence of a delegation from this region.
Chef Eric Boutté hails from the city of Abbeville in the Somme department. After having worked with great chefs like Jean Delaveyne and Joël Robuchon, in 2002 he took over an old establishment to found the “Aubergade” restaurant in Dury, near Amiens, where he showcases the products of his region through a cuisine of exceptional quality, which earned him a Michelin star.