About Goût de / Good France
Goût de France / Good France
The event Good France, which takes place March 21st, 2016, is a unique occasion to taste all that French culinary traditions have to offer, bringing together more than one thousand chefs on 5 different countries in a celebration of French gastronomy.
In 1912, Auguste Escoffier founded a tradition called “Epicurean Dinners” which featured the same menu on the same day in several cities across the world. Good France follows in the footsteps of this wonderful tradition with a desire to pay homage to the world-renowned French cuisine, its capacity for innovation, and its values: sharing, enjoying, and respecting the principles of high-quality, environmentally responsible cuisine.
This international event is the second after the inaugural 2015 Good France celebration, which was started after UNESCO added the French gastronomic meal to its list of immaterial cultural heritage. It is designed to spread this French tradition – inherently integral to French culture – to people across the globe.
All chefs are invited to participate in the event. Restaurants are invited to combine their own unique flair with French culinary traditions in a creative cultural mix. To be part of Good France, chefs will follow classic methods for a French gastronomic meal – for example, a traditional order of presentation. These basic guidelines allow chefs the artistic license to personalize their menus with their own special touches.
Good France also puts an emphasis on the good part of the name, by ensuring that meals be healthy (low in fat, sugar and salt), that they’re as locally-sourced as possible, and that people of all economic backgrounds are able to participate.
This coming March 21st, make sure to participate in this global dinner celebrating French cuisine and culinary savoir-faire at a participating restaurant near you.