Fiji, the country where gastronomy finds you! Good France dinner to take place on March 21. [fr]

Fiji, the country where gastronomy finds you! Good France dinner to take place on March 21.

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Owing to the success of last year’s Goût de France or Taste of France event, the French Embassy in Suva is certain that the number of attendees this year will double with the announcement of this year’s participating restaurants, chefs and partners prior to the global event.

The participating chefs are from renown local restaurants; Bad Dog, Eden Bistro & Bar and V-Restaurant at Sofitel Hotel in Denarau. These three participating restaurants is part of 1500 restaurants in the five continents that will participate in this global celebration of French gastronomy on March 21. As always, Fiji will be the first country to lead this global event!

French Embassy deputy head of mission, Jules Irrmann also acknowledged the partners, Tourism Fiji and the Fiji Chef Association that have agreed to be part of this global event.

Mr Irrmann says the event is also timely, following the positive feedback from the tourism stakeholders on Fiji’s tourism industry after being severely hit by tropical cyclone Winston.

“We decided to go ahead despite the circumstances linked to cyclone Winston for two reasons. First, Fiji’s tourism sector is up and running and coming to Fiji is the best way to help.

“And secondly, Good France will be a charity event this year,” said Mr Irrmann.

He says that while the charity event focuses on authentic French gastronomy, it was also essential to use the event as part of the platform for a national tourism promotional strategy put in place by Fiji government.

Last year more than 300 people enjoyed the French dinner at the two participating partners - Grand Pacific Hotel and Eden Bistro & Bar.

This global celebration of French cuisine is the mastermind of the former French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius and Michelin five-star celebrity chef, Alain Ducasse.

The event was to showcase the French way of life – in particular its rich gastronomic culture and its expanding gastronomic tourism industry.

The gastronomic meal is a succession of rituals: it begins with an aperitif and ends with a digestif and between these at least four courses, an appetizer, a fish and/or meat dish, cheese then dessert.

All of these accompanied with bread and paired wine.

Published on 10/08/2016

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