Goût de/Good France will be back on 21 March. This unique event showcases France’s gastronomy, offering “French-style” menus across the world on the same day.
On 21 March 2019, across five continents and in over 150 French embassies and consulates, chefs will propose their vision of a French-style dinner in an extensive programme celebrating sustainable cuisine. A menu for the planet: each menu will feature dishes that are low in fat, sugar and salt, and reflect concern for good food and the environment.
From 6 March 2019, all participating restaurants will be presented on the website: www.goodfrance.com. All over the world, everyone will be able to identify the dinners organized in their country and city and discover a menu to savour on 21 March.
This year, Goût de/Good France has chosen to support the No More Plastic Foundation represented by Alexandra Cousteau. She will moderate a round table entitled “Good Impact” in Paris on 22 March, discussing environmental and resource preservation with chefs, scientists and business leaders.
Provence, featured destination of Goût de/Good France, will be showcased at the various events in France and abroad. For the first time, the Bouches-du-Rhône Department and Provence Tourism are launching MPG2019 (Marseille-Provence Gastronomie 2019): One thousand events in a year of celebrations, meetings between chefs, gourmet markets, picnics, urban vegetable gardens and more – a genuine gastronomic journey through Provence!
Gastronomy: an asset for France’s attractiveness
As the world’s leading tourist destination, France’s goal is to attract 100 million foreign visitors by 2020 and generate €60 billion in tourist revenue.
Gastronomy is one of the pillars of France’s attractiveness to tourists. With a third of tourists saying that they visit France for its culinary heritage, it is clearly a major part of its international outreach. The depth and uniqueness of French cuisine, the wide range of local produce and the inscription of the “Gastronomic Meal of the French” on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity all help France stay at the top of global tourism destinations. Goût de/Good France promotes the excellence of this expertise and is thus an essential tool for promoting destination France.
Preview event at the Quai d’Orsay
Goût de /Good France 2019 was presented at the Quai d’Orsay on Thursday, 21 February, in the presence of Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State, and Michelin-starred chefs Alain Ducasse and Guy Savoy.