National Food Festival in Paris this 2011
place this Friday the 23rd of September for the first time ever is the “Fête de la Gastronomie” (National Food Festival) all across France. Paris will of course be at the heart of this
Gastro Fest which is not only featuring the most events but the most
France is the queen of haut-cuisine,
renowned for its high quality, locally produced ingredients, innovative dishes
and tasty results. For travellers, trying some of the local food is a great way
of discovering the country and the culture, cuisine forming a major part of the
French, especially cheese and wine.
this in mind and at long last, Secretary of State for Tourism, Frédéric Lefebvre,
has announced the celebration of the first Fête de la Gastronomie in France, a
brand new national food festival celebrating the wealth and diversity of French
cuisine, focusing on local food from different regions in France.
follows French gastronomy being recently declared a World Intangible Heritage
by UNESCO for its conviviality. It has also been inspired by the format of the
successful Fête de la Musique where open-air music fills the streets of France.
festival will be held on an annual basis and will take a different theme, this
first year’s edition being “La Terre” (our Earth), because it allows us to
“harvest its fruit, and use them for our food. Because man and earth are inseparable”.
visitors to the national food festival can expect local products made in
different regions in France, famous chefs cooking up some amazing dishes, the public
sharing their own favourite recipes and special techniques used when cooking, culinary
treasure hunts, workshops to learn traditional French recipes, special menus by
thousands of restaurants across the country, the Tous au Restaurant promotion
whereby guests can enjoy gourmet cuisine and the second diner eats free,
further workshops on creating high-end tableware and décor and green markets,
amongst many other tasty food events.
In Paris in
particular, there will be shop window competitions, taste testing events, afternoon
tea with Bernadaud, cooking classes, co-lunches, discounts on high-quality food
products, special menus in various restaurants across the city and Dead Nature
collections with wine, cheese, fruit, bread and a buffet, amongst many others.
conclude, this is a great opportunity to discover some of the greatest cuisine
in the one of the world’s top destinations. If you’re currently in Paris make sure you don’t miss
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