The idea of “Epicurean dinners,” born in France in 1912, found a solution in the gastronomic event Goût de France that gathers connoisseurs of French cuisine. In the thought of the founder – the French chef Georges Auguste Escoffier, in those days he worked at the Savoy hotel in London, the French dishes of the same menu were served in different countries. Of course, all the rest depended on the restaurant.
Since 2010, French cuisine was included in the list of UNESCO, and it attracts a third of tourists to the country. Festival Goût de France is held for the third time starting from 2015, on the initiative of the famous French chef and restaurateur Alain Ducasse and with the support of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the French Republic. 2’000 cooks in 150 countries participated in the project in 2017.
The Taste of France (Goût de France) on 21 March 2017 was attended by 12 of the Moscow restaurants and 8 from other cities of the country. As it was expected, including the famous Jean-Jacques of Sergey Leonov, La Colline of Jerome Kustia and Darvin of Nikolai Kochetov. The program was also attended the Embassy of France too – the French Ambassador Mr. Jean-Maurice Ripert held this day the press breakfast, where the chefs of the leading restaurants of Russia talked about the fact that although French products are exquisite and unique, in Russia there are regions and dishes that can be “localized” in the French menu: nettle instead of asparagus, for example.