In France, gastronomy is more than just food; it is a wider concept that regards society, French Ambassador to Romania Francois Saint-Paul told a wine event in Bucharest on Friday.
“The Wine Festival” is part of a wider event called ”Fete de la Gastronomie,” the festival of cuisine, jointly organised by the French Embassy, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Romania and the French Institute.
Part of the “Wine Festival,” September 25 – October 7, all Carrefour hypermarkets in Romania will offer a selection of 125 domestic and international wines.
Addressing the opening of the festival, the Ambassador mentioned “attractive prices and exceptional quality” of wines on display, as well as the cultural ties between France and Romania.
“Gastronomy plays a very important part. We are a Latin nation and have similar gastronomic concepts,” added Saint-Paul, according to Agerpres.
Also attending the event was Carrefour Romania Executive Manager Jean Baptiste Dernoncourt.
“Cooperation among Carrefour, the French Embassy, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Romania has been going on for long and we are glad once again to be partners under the “Fete de la Gastronomie” programme in Romania. A part of it, the ‘Wine Festival’ is one of our strategic axes that we try to use to generate pleasant and captivating experiences for our consumers,” he said.
September 25 – 28, 31 restaurants, hotels, wine bars, pastry shops, hypermarkets and a bookstore will be celebrating gastronomy through French brunches, wine tastings, oenology workshops, French products at retailers, customised menus in restaurants, for the “Fete de la Gastronomie.”