“Goût de France / Good France”
On Tuesday, 21 March 2017 we are celebrating the third annual edition of the great global event, “Goût de France / Good France”. Similar to last year, the idea remains simple: 2000 chefs across 5 continents will dish up, at the same time, a menu featuring gourmet French cuisine (aperitif and canapés, entrée, main course(s), cheese platter, dessert, and French wines and champagnes), making this an exceptional culinary event.
This initiative – launched by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development 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 second edition will also help recall why the “Gastronomic Meal of the French” was inscribed on the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List, and contribute to promoting French cuisine throughout the world.
Once again this year, the event will be celebrated with particular relish in India, where more than 65 restaurants have been selected across the country by chef Alain Ducasse – so there’s no way you can miss it! Diners can pick their preferred ambience as they will be spoiled for choice: bistro, coffee bar, contemporary or haute cuisine restaurants.
The complete list of participating restaurants in our area offering a special “Goût de France / Good France” dinner on 21st March, are:
->Puducherry / Chennai / Kerala :
Le Boulevard, Hotel Atithi, Puducherry, www.atithipondicherry.com
Le Dupleix, No. 5, Caserne Street, Puducherry, http://www.ledupleix.in/
The Fifth Element, Vivanta By Taj Trivandrum, Kerala, www.vivantabytaj.com
Mango Hill, Old Auroville Road, Puducherry, www.hotel-mangohill-pondicherry.com
Prego, Taj Coromandel, 37 M.G. Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-coromandel-chennai/
Satsanga, 54, Labourdonnais Street, Puducherry
Six O One, 601, Anna Salai, Nungabakkam, Chennai, www.theparkhotels.com
The Square, Novotel Chennai Sipcot, Plot No. 36, Opposite Sipcot IT Park entrance Old Mahabalipuram Road, Egattur, Chennai, www.novotel.com/7089
La Villa, 11 Surcouf Street, Puducherry, www.lavillapondicherry.com
This list is also available on the official Good France website, 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.
What’s more, this year we are partnering with the leading restaurant search website Zomato and with the Food Bloggers Association of India. You will be able to reserve a table directly on the Zomato website from Tuesday 14th March 2017. By booking a table you will stand a chance to win a trip to France through a contest organized by Atout France (France Tourism Development Agency) and its preferred partners Air France and Relais et Chateaux.
Good France is above all an event celebrating the shared enjoyment of good food and culinary discovery. So spread the word among your friends and family. We hope to see large numbers of patrons dining at these restaurants on 21 March, savouring, over the space of a dinner, the delectable taste of France in India!