Laurent Fabius, French minister for foreign affairs and international development along with world-renowned 3-Michelin-starred Chef Alain Ducasse have officially launched the ‘Goût de France/Good France’ project. This special initiative aims to celebrate French gastronomy worldwide, with 1300 chefs serving a ‘French-style dinner’ on March 19, 2015, on all five continents. A committee of international chefs, led by Alain Ducasse selected and unveiled the final list of restaurants participating in the project. Among the finalists, 48 restaurants are located in India. With this massive participation, India ranks fourth in the world, after Italy (96), Japan (61) and Brazil (55), just ahead of the United States (46).
They scrutinised proposals submitted by restaurants all over the world, which prepared a menu representative of French gastronomy;
– French traditional aperitif (Champagne and gougeres -stuffed or not- or Iced cognac and foie gras)
– cold appetizer and a hot appetizer
– fish or shell-fish course and one meat or poultry course
– Vegetables to represent the values of healthy eating and environmental responsibility
– One or a selection of French cheeses
– One chocolate dessert
Some of the participanting restaurants from India are 24/7 Lalit bangalore, Artisan, Cilantro at Trident Gurgaon, Frangipani, Le Cirque Signature, Olive Bistro Hyderabad, Taj Mahal Hotel Mumbai, The Sassy Spoon, Vetro, etc.