GoodFrance : it is time to register ! [fr]

From 14th to 22nd October, 2021, take part in Good France, the largest French-style dinner. All over the world and in each restaurant, chefs will prepare a four-course French menu using seasonal, eco-friendly products.

From 14th to 22nd October 2021, do not miss the unique opportunity to enjoy and share the taste of France. Like the 26 participating restaurants in the UAE and the 3000 worldwide in 2019, join the adventure by serving your menu !

Guidelines

Each menu must showcase France’s gastronomy while allowing chefs freedom to adapt their offers to their own markets and quality produce.

All meals must have a four-course menu:
- Starter(s)
- Main course
- Cheese course
- Dessert

Each menu will be based on cuisine with reduced levels of fat, sugar and salt, which promotes healthy eating and the environment, and features vegetables and grains.

The price is at each restaurant’s discretion. It is suggested that 5% of sales be donated to a local NGO working in the health and environment sectors.

To know more, visit the Good France website.

6th edition : Centre-Val de Loire in the spotlight

With its rich national heritage, the Centre-Loire Valley Region is a land of talents. Originating from the tables of the ancient kings of the Renaissance, its gastronomy is an ode to its fertile soils, its forests and the rivers running through its vast landscapes. As the Garden of France, the Centre-Loire Valley Region has for centuries been shaping an exceptional way of life, opening a window onto French excellence which still today is the pride and joy of its tourist industry.

The region’s food is inextricably linked to local cultural life, and Centre-Loire Valley is today at the heart of thenew, thriving event season, of the Nouvelles Renaissances 2021 Festival, which celebrates the region’s historical reputation for creativity and bold innovation among all the arts. Several gatherings and events with food and wine stakeholders from the Loire Valley have been lined up for this new cultural edition.

In close collaboration with the 2021 Goût de/Good France programme, these events will aim to provide an experience of local, sustainable and eco-friendly art of living throughout the region, drawing on all its history and resources. With local produce, producers, a friendly atmosphere, a sharing mentality, ethical restaurants, zero-waste cuisine, knowledge-sharing and taste education, 2021 will be seen as a “renaissance” for food and its new eco-friendly challenges.

Christophe Hay, an advocate for local produce and Goût de/Good France Ambassador

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Christophe Hay
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As the Ambassador Chef for the Loire Valley Region and its treasures, Christophe Hay draws his inspiration from the scenery of his region “When I think of my Loire Valley, many images come to mind: rivers and ponds, forests, fields, kitchen gardens, castles, farms, vineyards, wild flora and fauna.”

A native of Vendôme, he works hand in hand with local producers and offers local, seasonal food with the aim of highlighting and promoting his region’s rich cultural heritage. Ethical and sustainability commitments have recently earned him the distinction of “2021 Chef of the Year” from the Gault & Millau restaurant guide.

An advocate of new gastronomy, Christophe Hay has also made it a priority to share his expertise on food and educate young people.

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On the initiative of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and Alain Ducasse, and in partnership with the Centre-Loire Valley Region. Goût de/Good France 2021 is once again celebrating French gastronomy and its actors in France and around the world through a series of events organized to support the entire sector.

publié le 23/09/2021

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