On March 21, 15 top restaurants from Romania will participate in the largest gourmet French operation in the world – Goût de France/Good France, officially launched on February 21, in Paris, by the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, along with numerous prestigious master chefs.
Thus, 11 restaurants from Bucharest, namely 18Lounge, Bistro Matrioska, Frank Bistro & Dessert Bar, Gargantua d’oro, Le Bistrot Français, La Samuelle, L’atelier de Samuel le Torrielec, MÀ, Naan Project, Savart, The Artist Restaurant, two restaurants from Cluj – Atelier de Cuisine and Bujole, one from Timisoara ș Caruso, and one from Oradea – MEATic, are joining an impressive number of restaurants – five thousands – from 150 countries on the 5 continents, to celebrate the French gastronomy as part of the world’s heritage, through a unique dinner to take place on the same day – March 21 – all over the world.
“I would like to thank to all (the master chefs – e.n.), who will answer affirmatively to our invitation from all over the world, after exactly one month”, stated Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian.
In his speech at the launch of the event Goût de France/Good France, the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs highlighted the fact that French gastronomy means “a philosophy of the joy of sharing, as well as of solidarity”. This spirit of solidarity will animate this year’s edition of Goût de France/Good France, which proposes a more accentuated commitment in favor of the environmental protection by implementing good practices such as: avoiding water and food waste, recycling plastic packaging, diminishing energy consumption where possible, etc.
For the fifth year in a row, Romania takes part at this event; on March 21, all the enrolled restaurants will offer their customers menus that aim at honoring the highest-class French gastronomy and highlighting the French lifestyle.
Restaurants can enroll to this year’s edition until March 18, at http://restaurateurs.goodfrance.com/en/user/register .
Provence, a privileged region
This year’s edition will honor the gourmet tradition from the Provence region, whose name is synonymous with quality products, good wines and irresistible Mediterranean savors, in the context in which Goût de France/Good France is also an outstanding diplomatic tool for promoting tourism in France.
“As you know, last year we have received almost 90 million foreign tourists. We have this challenge of continuing to be the most popular touristic destination in the world and reach 100 million tourists in 2020! I am sure that the French tourism development is also made by capitalizing the diversity of our regions (…) That’s why we wish to highlight a certain region every year, under the Goût de France operation”, Jean Yves Le Drian stated.