Table Time – La Fête de la Gastronomie




You’ve enjoyed the Fête de Musique, now celebrated worldwide, so time to settle down to the Fête de la Gastronomie, celebrating the food and wine of France as it should be, at table with family and friends.


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a Fête de la Gastronomie is a new national event aimed to celebrate French cuisine. The festival follows UNESCO’s addition of the French gastronomic meal to their prestigious list of World Intangible Heritages, which honors the conviviality surrounding traditional French meals. For the festival’s first year, local cuisine, or “terroir”, will be celebrated within the different regions of France, boasting food that is unique to each own area.

OSeptember 23, 2011, the following events will take place around France to celebrate French gastronomy.

Tous au restaurant: your guest is our guest!
Ducasse Group

This year, the “Tous au restaurant” festival will take place from 19 to 25 September, with the main event taking place on 23 September. Take advantage of the “Tous au restaurant: your guest is our guest” special offer and enjoy one free lunch or dinner menu for every menu purchased at participating restaurants.

Chefs’ secrets
Relais & Châteaux

Relais & Châteaux is organising three main events:

Chefs’ secrets
Learn the secrets of famous French recipes through cookery demonstrations by different chefs. All these recipes are typical of their region and will be available online after the demonstration. Chefs will also be out on the streets giving away typical chefs’ hats to the French public as a symbol of their enthusiasm for French cuisine.

The treasures of French vineyards Wine tastings led by sommeliers from Relais & Châteaux restaurants.

 

 

 

A la carte delicacies Each Relais & Châteaux restaurant will be offering a special, reasonably priced Fête de la Gastronomie menu.

Traditional soups in all their guises
French National Federation of Market Traders

 

Each of the 1,000 markets in France will be offering a typical soup from their region to celebrate the Fête de la Gastronomie. Free soup will be offered to passers-by in mugs bearing the Fête de la Gastronomie logo. Visitors will be able to keep their mugs, and will also be presented with a recipe card for the soup as a memento of the first Fête de la Gastronomie event.

Special Fête de la Gastronomie bread
French National Confederation of Bakers

A selection of special breads will be made for the Fête de la Gastronomie event, based on old recipes which have been given a new lease of life by the French National Baking Institute.


More information and all details on the event can be found here

Acknowledgements for content and map: Franceguide.com – Official website of the French Government Tourist Office

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