25 Vietnam restaurants to join worldwide French cuisine festival


Updated : 03/18/2016 14:07 GMT + 7

Twenty-five restaurants in Vietnam will participate in the Goût de France festival, a worldwide event celebrating French gastronomy. 

The English name for the event is 'Good France.'

The fest is inspired by renowned French chef Auguste Escoffier’s 'les Dîners d’Épicure,' an event created in 1912 where diners around the world indulge in the exact same French-inspired menu on the exact same day. 

The event is supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.

In a similar vein, Goût de France, which is in its 2nd year, is organized in the hope of connecting restaurants all over the world.

According to organizers, over 1,000 chefs on all five continents are expected to join the event in which participating chefs will propose a menu of French cuisine created according to the Goût de France principles.

Diners in participating restaurants will be simultaneously served a menu that will include an aperitif, appetizer, main course(s), cheese, dessert, wines, and French champagne.

Chefs will honor the merits of French cuisine and its values: sharing, enjoying, and respecting the principles of high-quality, environmentally responsible cuisine.

In Vietnam, aside from the 25 participating restaurants in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An and Da Nang, the French Embassy will also partake in the event on the evening of March 21.

Providing an educational orientation, at the Goût de France dinner at the embassy in Hanoi, Ambassador Jean-Noel Poirier will welcome high school students and young Vietnamese who are learning the French language.

Meanwhile in Ho Chi Minh City, a dinner marking the event will be held at the French Consulate General with the participation of President of the National Assembly of France Claude Bartolone.

Two-star Michelin Chef Thierry Drapeau will be in charge of the Goût de France dinner at the French Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.

The list of restaurants joining the 2016 Goût de France fest in Vietnam can be found at

Last year, more than 100,000 diners participated in the Goût de France festival in over 1,300 restaurants and 150 French embassies around the world.

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