Let’s celebrate Goût de France / Good France in Bangkok !
On March 21st, a diner to celebrate French gastronomy all around the world
In Thailand : 15 chefs, 15 restaurants, 2 chefs at the French Residency
Following the success of Goût de France / Good France in 2016, the event will be held again on 21 March 2017, with a view to making it an annual spring event.
Goût de France / Good France, organized on the initiative of the internationally renowned Chef Alain Ducasse and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, showcases the French way of life, regional products, and France as a tourist destination.
Inspired by Auguste Escoffier, who launched the “Dîners d’Épicure” (Epicurean Dinners) initiative in 1912, over 1,500 chefs worldwide will once again pay tribute to the excellence of French cuisine and its emphasis on sharing, by preparing, at the same time, a special menu of recipes inspired by French expertise.
The participating restaurants are invited to base their menu on the following sequence : aperitif and canapés, starter, main course(s), cheese, dessert, French wines and champagnes. In order to promote a healthy and tasty cuisine, the dishes will be prepared with low fat, salt, and sugar content, giving prominence to fresh local vegetables and cereals from sustainable agriculture. The price is at the restaurant’s discretion and each participant will be invited to donate 5% of the proceeds to a local NGO promoting health and the environment
Fifteen restaurants will put their cooking talents to good use and offer menus with strong French accents, some with Thai influence too, but all sharing the values of “bien-manger” (eating well) and hospitality associated with culinary art.
Furthermore, along with the participating restaurants, the Ambassador of France to Thailand will host a same style gourmet dinner prepared by Pascal Geudin, Chef of the French Residency – and by Chef Olivier Castella, president of Disciples d’Escoffier Thailand. This Association has for purpose to honor the memory of Auguste Escoffier by promoting the big traditions of Cooking and the techniques created by M. Escoffier
The Dinner will be served with the participation of students, coming from 2 of the best hospitality schools in Thailand : Vatel International Business School Hotel & Tourism Management, and HCTC - Hospitality & Catering Training Centre of Mae Sot, which act on providing education to underprivileged young adults in order to create opportunities for them to have better lives.