Accra, March 12, GNA – The Embassy of France in Accra has officially launched the Gout de France/Good France event in Ghana.
This year’s event is part of ‘France and Ghana 2017’ on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between France and Ghana.
This year and for the third edition of the worldwide Goût de France / Good France event, 13 restaurants from Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Axim and Akosombo would participate and offer a French Dinner on March 21.
List of participating restaurants from Accra include Bistro 22 – Kitchen + Bar, Jamestown Café, La Chaumière, Papillon (Kempinski), Le Magellan, The Orangery and Peduase Valley Resort, Skybar 25 and Urban Grill.
The rest are Euphoria (Protea Hotels – Marriott), Takoradi; The Royal Senchi Hotel, Senchi; The View Bar & Grill, Kumasi, and Lou Moon Lodge, Axim.
The menu’s price is at the restaurant’s discretion, and they are all encouraged to donate five per cent of proceeds to a local NGO promoting health and environment.
It is recommended for one book his or her table in advance in one of these restaurants.
Each chef would offer a “French-style” menu in his restaurant while remaining free to highlight his own culinary traditions and cultures.
In each participating restaurant, the event would pay tribute to a vibrant, open and innovative cuisine, while remaining true to its values of sharing, pleasure, and respect for good food and for the planet.
This would be a rare opportunity for Ghanaians to discover and enjoy the ‘Taste of France’ here in Ghana.
On this particular date, in 150 countries around the world, restaurants and embassies will offer 2000 dinners to celebrate the French gastronomy, listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage, by tempting the public to savour a French dinner.
The Ambassador of France to Ghana, Mr François Pujolas, speaking at a press launch of the event, briefed journalists about the upcoming third edition of the event.
He recalled that “French gastronomy is renowned all over the world for its quality and its diversity. Born out of a remarkable age old heritage, our gastronomy is in constant evolution thanks to the creativity of our chefs whose aim is always to surprise and delight us.”
Representatives and chefs of participating restaurants from all across Ghana were also present to share their take on French cuisine and the menu that they will all serve.
On this special occasion a French chef honoured with ‘’Meilleur Ouvrier de France’’, Mr Jean-Luc L’Hourre, from the famous restaurant “Le Marinca” in Olmeto (Corsica) was specially invited to Accra.
He would take part in workshops and meetings with professionals while in Accra.
He would thus contribute in initiating a partnership between Ghana and France to improve training and capacity building in the hospitality sector.
Last year, this international gastronomical event, initiated by the famous French Chef Alain Ducasse and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development was a great success, with participation of more than 1500 restaurants all around the world.