Goût de France in Malaysia
“GOÛT DE FRANCE” / GOOD FRANCE
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THE TRUE TASTE OF FRENCH CUISINE
On Monday, 21 March 2016, in 150 countries around the world, restaurants and embassies will offer 1,500 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 – the same 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 second 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. In the words of Alain Ducasse: “French cuisine is the interpreter of a cuisine that has evolved towards lightness in harmony with its environment... The common point of this event is generosity, sharing and the love of what is beautiful and tastes good. It will be a delightful interlude and an opportunity to celebrate French cuisine worldwide.”
In Malaysia, 5 restaurants and 1culinary arts school* will participate to “Goût de France”/Good France 2016 from 19th to 23rd March. Each one of the 5 participating chefs in Kuala Lumpur 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 on that day.
All details and list of participating restaurants can be found on the Embassy of France website http://www.ambafrance-my.org/-English-. Up-to-date information will be posted on Twitter @FRKualaLumpur. Stay tuned !
* Maison Française, Nathalie Gourmet, Restaurant DC, Soleil, 2OX and Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia culinary arts school.