Goût de/Good France 2021
On the initiative of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and Alain Ducasse
The Goût de/Good France 2021 campaign will have the honour of showcasing French gastronomy throughout the world. Across all five continents, French Embassies and consulates will host culinary events promoting a commitment to a “greener” and more inclusive global gastronomy, "à la française.
6th EDITION: SPOTLIGHT ON CENTRE VAL-DE-LOIRE REGION
Following Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Provence, this year the Goût de France campaign will particularly celebrate the Centre-Loire Valley Region.
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.
CHEF CHRISTOPHE HAY, AN AMBASSADOR FOR LOCAL PRODUCE AND ETHICAL COMMITMENTS
A new highlight for 2021, this 6th edition of Goût de/Good France aims at helping the profession in its sustainable transition and supporting chefs in their new role as ambassadors for more eco-friendly gastronomy, both from a human standpoint as well as regarding health, the environment and taste education.
This year’s Ambassador Chef Christophe Hay is an advocate for a new gastronomy. Ethical and sustainability commitments have recently earned him the distinction of “2021 Chef of the Year” from the Gault & Millau restaurant guide. A native of Vendôme, he works hand in hand with local producers. Rehabilitating fish from the Loire, promoting game from the Sologne region, demonstrating traditional varieties in his kitchen garden, this chef’s cuisine goes beyond the plate.
Enjoy the Goût de France (Taste of France) in the U.S.
Discover the new French gastronomy at the heart of the United States! In addition to our map of the many French artisans who share their culinary expertise all over the country, the Embassy and several Consulates have planned some delightful events in the upcoming weeks.
- October 14, NYC: "Goddesses of Food": discover a documentary that gives a voice to female chefs
- October 16, NYC: Come and enjoy a wine Tasting with Best Sommelier of France in 2018 Pascaline Lepeltier
- October 19, NYC: "Women and Gastronomy: a new chapter?" Join the virtual debate to find out!
- October 22, NYC: Join us for a Renaissance Dinner to savour a specially crafted 5-course menu to celebrate the Centre-Val de Loire gastronomy in a baroque style.
- October, SF: Chefs lunch at the Résidence de France - upon invitation
- October 25, Washington DC: Chefs lunch at the Résidence de France - upon invitation
- November, SF: French Market with the French American Chamber of Commerce (TBC)
- November, LA: Chefs meeting at the Résidence de France
- December 11, Miami: French Christmas Market at the Résidence de France, with association Miami Accueil
Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming weeks!
The whole France in the U.S. network has teamed up with French app Mapstr to help you find the nearest French restaurant, winery, caterer, boutique ; and to get you connected to the French culture at the heart of the United States. Check our map and download the app to start exploring!
ABOUT GOÛT DE/GOOD FRANCE Launched by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and chef Alan Ducasse in 2015, 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. GOODFRANCE.COM
ABOUT THE CENTRE-VAL DE LOIRE REGION The Centre-Val de Loire region is visited by over 9 million tourists every year who enjoy its natural areas, the heritage gems which have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites for 20 years, and 5,000 km 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.