Gout de/Good France, the world’s biggest event celebrating French gastronomy in over 150 countries is back with its 2019 edition. In the fifth edition of this carnival, this year the event will portray a huge makeover. Scroll down to find out more! By Kumar Shree

Gout de/Good France has truly attained a magnanimous level in the last five years. In its fifth edition this year, Gout de/Good France will see 5000 chefs cooking in five different continents over a span of four days. This culinary affair is also aiming at establishing the message of responsible cooking.

This year’s edition will see Provence region under the spotlight; in fact, the essence of Provence will be showcased around the world. As we already know, France is an advocator of conscious living and eco-friedly ways of life — and this spirit of sustainability will be vividly visible at Gout de/Good France.

This carnival will take place from 21st March to 24th March. On the first day, chefs from across the world will put together a grand French-themed dinner. Needless to say, the focus will be on responsible cooking style and healthy cuisine. Each menu will present dishes using less fat, sugar and salt. Yes, they are all about rejoicing in the glory of ‘good food.’

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“Gaia – a Celebration of Spring” The mother goddess is the personification of nature, motherhood, creation and the changing of the seasons – she who embodies the abundance of the earth and bestows us with a cornucopia of edible pleasures to nourish not only our bodies but also our souls. My celebration of Gaia is inspired by her bountiful beauty – I invite you to follow me as I combine nature and culinary art in creating a fantasy world for you to explore… This dish is a true reflection of spring capturing the freshness of the season, fragrances in the air and the vibrancy of colour emerging from the soil. I selected components that were light and ethereal, something that would emulate the magic of mother nature. #restaurantmosaicatorient #delightfuldecadentanddelicious2019 #chefchanteldartnall #thebestchef #thebestchefawards #laliste1000 #jhpgourmetguide #eatoutawards #michelin #chefslife #memorylane #botanicalcuisine #worlds50best #bestrestaurantintheworld #fourmagazine #theartofplating #mymuybuenochefs #gourmetartistry #foodstationone #dylan_swart #dylanswart #goutdefrance

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Goût de/Good France has also decided to join forces with the ‘No More Plastic’ association, represented by Alexandra Cousteau. She will moderate the ‘Good Impact’ round table wherein issues of environmental and resource preservation will be spoken about. Well-known chefs, scientists and industry leaders will join her as well.

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One of the remarkable restaurant that I've visited during Gout de France food tour last week, Restaurant DC offers dishes that tantalise the tastes & sights. DC Restaurant places its emphasis on fresh ingredients and while Chef Darren has the complete freedom to develop his very own style of the full-blown menu to celebrate this special occasion, he also divulged that he will have a fundamental to fall back onto, which is his French-based cooking technique. To whet the appetite, we were served a prelude of “The Belon ” which is a type of European Oysters discerningly paired with Cucumber granité, chive oil &fermented rhubarb; The Moqueca, comprises Coconut cream, local red prawns and seafood stew was equally tasty as it strikes just the right balance to the taste buds. The fresh catch of the day(air-flown from Hokkaido) dish itself has a medley of flavours, textures and colours that stimulate your senses, and this was just glimpse of what’s under Chef Darren's sleeves for the rest of the night. #FranceinMalaysia #GoodFrance #GoodFranceMY #goutdefrance @franceinmalaysia @good_france

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On  21st March, in addition to French-style dinners, the French foodie festival will feature new culinary experiences including:

Un Grand Banquet provençal

Paris will play host to a five-course banquet of responsible, Mediterranean-inspired dishes conjured up by six Provençal chefs – Gérald Passédat, Michel Portos, Sébastien Richard, Jean-André Charrial, Armand Arnal and Clément Higgins – at the Village International de la Gastronomie. This event is part of the Marseille Provence Gastronomie 2019 year of Provençal cuisine, launched by the Bouches-du-Rhône department and Provence Tourisme.

Les Expériences Gourmandes In collaboration with the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau

Tourists and Parisians will be able to discover 30 of the capital’s key culinary sites.

Les Dîners Complices At the Collège Culinaire de France

Producers – the building blocks of all high-quality cuisine – take center stage. In synergy with the chefs, they will compose a vibrant menu and discuss the reasons for their passion with the visiting public.

Les Duos des Collectionneurs

Young chefs and mentors come together for dinner to illustrate how techniques, values and knowledge are being handed down.

Le Grand Menu

Harking back to Escoffier’s dîners d’Épicure, the famous locations of French cuisine will offer four- to ten-course tasting menus perfectly complemented by a fine selection of wines and spirits.

From 21st to 24th March the French Ministry of Economy and Finance will orchestrate several festive public events with banquets, tasting events, picnics and workshops allowing professional chefs to share their talent, knowledge and local cuisine with the public.

On 23 March, UNESCO will host an event on responsible food and gastronomy with the key global players.

Participating Restaurants From India

Many restaurants from all over India are also participating in the Goût de/Good France. And, they mainly hail from Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pondicherry, Gurgaon, Goa, Agra, Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, Lucknow and Gujarat. You can look at the names of these restaurants and check further details here.

Your Chance Of Winning A Trip To Northern France

Guess what, just by having dinner in one of the participating restaurants in the third week of March, you can win a 3 night/4 day sojourn in Northern France, including stays in Lille, Amiens and Le Touquet. Check out all the details here.

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