Good France 2017, Apply by 30 January 2017!
For the third consecutive year this spring, on March 21, 2017, Good France will bring together over 2,000 chefs on five continents to celebrate French gastronomy. Chefs from all over the world will cook a dinner to pay tribute to the excellence of French cuisine and its capacity to innovate and unite people around the common values of sharing and enjoyment in a planet-friendly and healthy way.
This event, orchestrated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and chef Alain Ducasse, 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, for as many guests as possible.
The aim is to showcase the French lifestyle, regional products and, more broadly, to promote France as a tourist destination worldwide. A third of tourists have in fact said they visit France to enjoy its cuisine, including the “gastronomic meal of the French” inscribed on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
More than 1300 restaurants participated in the first, 2015 edition around the “French-style menu”. On 21 March 2016, over 1715 chefs participated in the event which highlighted recipes inspired by French expertise. The Goût de/Good France dinner was also served in 150 French embassies, across the seas on board Ponant Company cruise ships, and in the air for 24 hours, on Air France flights.
Restaurants from high gastronomy to high-quality bistros are invited to apply by 30 January 2017 on http://us.france.fr/en/goodfrance2017