GOOD FRANCE 2021: see you in October! [fr]

The 2021 edition of Good France is back from 14 to 22 October with the aim of showcasing France throughout the world and in particular the cultural and culinary heritage of the Centre-Loire Valley Region and promoting a “greener” and more inclusive global gastronomy.

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Goût de/Good France is back for a 6th edition in 2021 focusing on gastronomy of the future

Goût de/Good France 2021 will have the honour of showcasing France throughout the world and in particular the cultural and culinary heritage of the Centre-Loire Valley Region.

Celebrating the Centre-Loire Valley Region

With its rich national heritage, the Centre-Loire Valley Region is a land of talents. Originating from the tables of the ancient kings of the Renaissance, its gastronomy is an ode to its fertile soils, its forests and the rivers running through its vast landscapes. As the Garden of France, the Centre-Loire Valley Region has for centuries been shaping an exceptional way of life, opening a window onto French excellence which still today is the pride and joy of its tourist industry.

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Christophe Hay, an advocate for local produce and Goût de/Good France Ambassador

As the Ambassador Chef for the Loire Valley Region and its treasures, Christophe Hay draws his inspiration from the scenery of his region “When I think of my Loire Valley, many images come to mind: rivers and ponds, forests, fields, kitchen gardens, castles, farms, vineyards, wild flora and fauna.” A native of Vendôme, he works hand in hand with local producers and offers local, seasonal food with the aim of highlighting and promoting his region’s rich cultural heritage. Rehabilitating fish from the Loire, promoting game from the Sologne region, demonstrating traditional varieties in his kitchen garden, this chef’s cuisine goes beyond the plate. Ethical and sustainability commitments have recently earned him the distinction of “2021 Chef of the Year” from the Gault & Millau restaurant guide.

An advocate of new gastronomy, Christophe Hay has also made it a priority to share his expertise on food and educate young people. After learning from his peers to have a passion and respect for good products, and with support and collaboration from institutional actors in the region, he is dedicating part of his time and activities to new generations in the Centre-Loire Valley Region, whom he is educating on produce and the world around them.

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Christophe Hay - ©Julie Limont

Cafes and restaurants taking part in Good France 2021 in New Zealand

Le Marché Français Bistro, Wellington

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Chef Véronique Sauzeau is from the Centre-Loire Valley and she is highlighting "her" region with the famous tarte tatin, the more secret "pithiviers" and more treasures from this beautiful region.

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Cafe is open Monday–Friday 08:00–15:00 & Saturday 09:00–15:00
Marché Français Bistro’s website - Marché Français Bistro’s Facebook page

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Interested in taking part in Good France 2021? Contact us here!

To register, please send us:

  • the contact details of your restaurant
  • the name of the chef and a contact person,
  • the menu!
Read about the 2019 edition: nz.ambafrance.org/GOOD-FRANCE-2019-in-NZ

Dernière modification : 02/11/2021

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