The Embassy of France in Ghana held a press conference at the Residence of France on Thursday 9th of March 2017 to officially launch the Gout de France/Good France event in Ghana. This year ‘Le Goût de France/ Good France’ event is part of ‘France & Ghana 2017’ on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the diplomatic relations between France and Ghana.
This year and for the third edition of the worldwide Goût de France / Good France event, 13 restaurants from Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Axim and Akosombo will participate and offer a French Dinner on March 21st.
Each chef will offer a “French-style” menu in his restaurant while remaining free to highlight his own culinary traditions and cultures. In each participating restaurant, the event will pay tribute to a vibrant, open and innovative cuisine, while remaining true to its values of sharing, pleasure, and respect for good food and for the planet. This will be a rare opportunity for Ghanaians to discover and enjoy the ‘Taste of France’ here in Ghana.
On this particular date, in 150 countries around the world, restaurants and embassies will offer 2000 dinners to celebrate the French gastronomy, listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage, by tempting the public to savour a French dinner.
During the press conference, the Ambassador of France to Ghana, HE François Pujolas briefed about the upcoming 3rd edition of the international ‘Goût de France/ Good France’ event. He recalled that “French gastronomy is renowned all over the world for its quality and its diversity. Born out of a remarkable age old heritage, our gastronomy is in constant evolution thanks to the creativity of our chefs whose aim is always to surprise and delight us.”
Representatives and chefs of participating restaurants from all across Ghana were also present to share their take on French cuisine and the menu that they will all serve on March 21st, 2016 in their respective restaurants.
On this special occasion a French chef honoured with ‘’Meilleur Ouvrier de France’’, Mr. Jean-Luc L’Hourre, from the famous restaurant “Le Marinca” in Olmeto (Corsica) is specially invited to Accra. He will take part in workshops and meetings with professionals while in Accra. He will thus contribute in initiating a partnership between Ghana and France to improve training and capacity building in the hospitality sector.
Last year, this international gastronomical event, initiated by the famous French chef Alain Ducasse and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development was already a great success, with participation of over 1500 restaurants all around the world.