Top 24 eateries to join Goût de France in Vietnam
A view of the Goût de France event last year at the residence of the French consul general in HCMC - PHOTO: KIEU GIANG
Goût de France or Good France, an event aimed to honor French chefs and culinary, will come back in its third edition at 24 leading restaurants and hotels in Hanoi, Hue, Danang, Hoi An and HCMC on March 21.
It is expected that 2,000 restaurants in five continents will participate in the 2017 event with the theme on hospitality and tourism education and training to connect students and schools in the world. Those students will join hands to prepare a French dinner featuring appetizers, main courses, cheese and dessert treats accompanied with wine and champagne.
Participating restaurants will have to guarantee to bring their healthy and eco-friendly recipes with less fat, sugar, and salt and to donate 5% of revenue of the dinner to local charities.
In HCMC, the event will take place at Annamite, Cobalt, Ecole Vatel Saigon, Le Bordeaux, Le Corto, L’Olivier of the Sofitel Saigon Plaza Hotel and La Villa.
The event will be held at the Press Club Hanoi, La Badiane, La Barrique et La Verticale, Café des arts, JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi, InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, Le Jardin French Bistro, Green Tangerine, Sofitel Métropole Hotel, Journeys to the East, Maison Vie, Sheraton Hotel Hanoi, La Résidence Hue Hotel & Spa, Pullman Hotel Beach Resort in Danang and Faifo MGallery Hoi An.
On the occasion, the residence of the French consul general in HCMC’s District 1 will host 60 high school students to discover French cooking programs in HCMC and France. The event will gather representatives from Vatel School, Hoa Sen University and Hutech to provide detailed information on training courses and degrees for participants. Representatives from France Alumni Vietnam will also be there to give helpful information and experience on life and study programs in France.
Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said in a statement that cuisine plays an important in tourism development strategies of the country. Goût de France will be a good chance to prove the diversity of French cooking art via knowledge and skills of French chefs.