Goût de France in Malaysia
About “GOÛT DE FRANCE” - GOOD FRANCE
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THE TRUE TASTE OF FRENCH CUISINE
On Tuesday, 21 March 2017, in 150 countries around the world, restaurants and embassies will offer 2000 dinners to celebrate France’s gastronomy by inviting the public to share a “French dinner”.
“Goût de France” - Good France is inspired by Auguste Escoffier, who launched the “Dîners d’Épicure” (Epicurean Dinners) initiative in 1912 – a gastronomic menu on the same day, in several world cities and for as many guests as possible.
In French Embassies abroad and all participating restaurants, the event will showcase a vibrant, open and innovative cuisine, while remaining true to the values of sharing, pleasure and respect for the principles of high-quality, environmentally responsible cuisine.
Launched in 2015, The “Goût de France” - Good France initiative is organized for the third consecutive year by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and Chef Alain Ducasse.
The gastronomic meal of the French has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2010, but it is a heritage that should be built upon and showcased. It is the French poet joseph de Berchoux who popularizes the term in his long poem entitled “La gastronomie” published in 1801; Berchoux declared his love for good food and presents French Cuisine as a form of art that is often underrated.
In Malaysia, 15 restaurants and two culinary arts school will participate to “Goût de France” - Good France from 19th to 23rd March*.
Each one of the 15 participating chefs in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Ipoh, Kota Kinabalu, Melaka will offer a “French-style” menu in their restaurants based on a multi-course meal and fresh, seasonal and local products with French wines and spirits, while remaining free to highlight their own culinary traditions and cultures. The climax of this worldwide event will be on 21st (Spring day). A special dinner will also be hosted at the French Ambassador’s residence for the occasion.
* Maison Française, Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie, Restaurant DC, Soleil, Gavy’s French dining, l’Atelier French restaurant, Grand champ cave and shop, Arte restaurant, Alto sky lounge, French feast, The red Hearing, Nook aloft Sentral, l’orangerie Helpcat, Enfin by James won, and Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia culinary arts school.