Goût de France: French food festival returns to the capital

The third edition of the ‘Goût de France’ international culinary event is all set to celebrate French gastronomy in the capital. The festival aims to highlight the art of French living and French regional produce.

Indeed, gastronomy is one of the cornerstones of French heritage, and the unique nature of the country’s products and wines reflect the diversity of its landscape and typical regional products. The expertise of French chefs continues to attract greater number of tourists and travellers from all over the world.

In the upcoming festival that will be held on March 21, there will be a participation of 14 restaurants from Delhi and Gurgaon, among other Indian cities, as also across the world. Over five continents, 2,000 restaurants, 71 culinary schools, and 150 embassies of France will become a part of the festival. All kinds of eateries are involved, from haute cuisine restaurants to quality bistros.

On the occasion, the French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler, will host a special dinner at his residence in Delhi, which will be dished up by famous Michelin-starred French Chef Akrame Benallal. In the spirit of Indo-French cultural cooperation, Benallal, who is known for his flair for blending the unexpected with the traditional, will also conduct a gastronomy workshop for French business school Vatel’s hospitality programme at Ansal University.

“Goût de France celebrates the vitality of French cuisine. Through this festive moment, it creates a dialogue between cultures by offering the common language of a shared French meal,” Ziegler said in a statement released on Friday.

“We are proud that India ranks third internationally in terms of participating restaurants, reflecting the Indian public’s growing interest in discovering new flavours, especially the subtle and innovative palette of French gastronomy,” he added.

“Goût de France will highlight the French “art de vivre” and thus contribute, I hope, to attract a greater number of Indian visitors to France,” Ziegler explained.

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