Goût de France/Good France—March 21 at a restaurant near you

Press release

A delicious way to herald in the spring is Goût de France/Good France which will take place worldwide on Wednesday, March 21. It is a unique global event held on 5 continents in over 150 countries which, for this fourth consecutive year, will involve French embassies abroad and chefs from around the world.

This fourth year will see some 3,000 participating restaurants, including 1,500 chefs currently operating in France. They will all offer “French menus” on that day and Goût de/Good France dinners will be based around French wines and spirits, the theme for this fourth edition. Participating restaurants can be found on www.goodfrance.com

The event is organized by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and by celebrated chef Alain Ducasse.

In Canada, 32 restaurants have joined in the celebration, in Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Québec, but also Moncton or Baie Saint Paul. The complete list of participating restaurants in Canada can be found on the Good France website.

Kareen Rispal, French Ambassador to Canada said: “The “French gastronomic meal”, listed by the UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage, is a symbol of conviviality and creativity. Using local and fresh produce, promoting good health and showing respect for the environment are shared values in France just like in Canada. I am convinced that Good France will be a tremendous success and I am grateful to all the chefs across Canada committed to making Good France a strong moment for French cuisine while enriching it with Canadian flavors. Bon appétit!”

In 2017, France has made a significant comeback as a global tourist destination. Nearly 89 million international tourists visited France (up 5% compared to 2016), a record-breaking year for French tourism. With a third of all travelers coming to France for its culinary heritage, French gastronomy is one of the key drivers of France’s attractiveness and cultural outreach.

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  • Provence Jean-Francis Quaglia Vancouver BC
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  • Les Brumes du Coude Michel Savoie Moncton NB
  • Café 7 Alexandre Scott Ottawa ON
  • Signatures Restaurant - Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Yannick Anton Ottawa ON
  • Auberge du Pommier Malcolm Campbell Toronto ON
  • Batifole gourmand Pascal Geffroy Toronto ON
  • Coq of the Walk Maru Arenas Toronto ON
  • Distillery Restaurant Corporation Olivier Le Calvez Toronto ON
  • George Restaurant Lorenzo Loseto Toronto ON
  • Le Baratin Jean-Régis Raynaud Toronto ON
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  • Veloute Bistro & Catering Fawzi Kotb Toronto ON
  • Le Mouton Noir Thierry Ferré Baie Saint Paul QC
  • La Table des Trois Vallées Gaétan Tessier Gatineau QC
  • Les Vilains Garçons Romain Riva Gatineau QC
  • Épicure Patrick Delmas Montréal QC
  • La Guilde Culinaire Jonathan Garnier Montréal QC
  • La Palette Gourmande Alain Pignard Montréal QC
  • Restaurant Renoir Olivier Perret Montréal QC
  • Chez Jules Brasserie Française Marc-Antoine Doré Québec QC
  • Trianon Pascal Boiteux Sherbrooke QC
  • La Fenouillière Anne-Marie Caron Ste-Foy QC
  • Sec Ambiance IDS Franck Morant Verdun QC


Marie-Andrée Boucher
Atout France-The France Tourism Development Agency
New York, 10022
514 288 2026