Goût de/Good France : April 16, 2020 [fr]
Goût de/Good France, a celebration of French gastronomy in France and worldwide, is back for its sixth edition! Over the years, Goût de/Good France has become an essential gastronomic event, and 2020 is no exception. This event promotes France around the world by combining tourist attractiveness, international promotion of products and emblems of French culinary heritage.
The Centre-Val de Loire Region will be in the spotlight this year, giving everyone a chance to discover the rich diversity of this region. In order to reaffirm its commitment to global environmental action, Goût de/Good France 2020 will once again place sustainable gastronomy at the centre of this new edition. This sixth edition of Goût de/Good France will also be marked by the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the inscription of the Gastronomic Meal of the French on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.
The Consulate General in Atlanta invites chefs from the U.S. Southeast to sign up to participate in this year’s event. The registration deadline is February 14, 2020. In order to promote French gastronomy on 16 April, restaurants must follow one simple rule: compile a four-course menu which promotes the full diversity of French gastronomy. Each chef is free to choose his or her menu according to the local market and seasonal availability fo produce.
Culinary schools, which play an essential role in passing on French culinary heritage, will, for the third year in a row, be associated with the Goût de/Good France operation.
Leaders of gastronomic projects and local food and drink retailers that adhere to the values of Goût de/Good France are also invited to propose their events à la française to the “Events” section of the goodfrance.com website.
- For more information and to sign up for this year’s event, please visit the official website. For questions about organizing a event in the French Consulate General’s U.S. Southeast jurisdiction, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Launched in 2015 by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and chef Alan Ducasse, Goût de/Good France celebrates the gastronomic meal of the French in 156 countries across five continents by organizing, in a single evening, thousands of dinners in restaurants around the world and in French Embassies abroad. In five years, Goût de/Good France has become one of the world’s foremost gastronomic events, and its success is growing each year.
The Centre-Val de Loire region is visited by over 9 million tourists every year who enjoy its natural areas, its heritage gems which have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites for 20 years, and 5000km of cycle paths, making it France’s most popular region for tourists on bikes. Over a million cyclists took to the Loire’s cycle paths in 2019. The region has a rich heritage and a creative and innovative spirit while always paying close attention to its natural environment. This is the source of the values of its cuisine, based on authentic products, links with local producers and seasonal produce.