Goût de France/Good France 2019 in Namibia

Goût de France/Good France 2019 in Namibia

Good France which gathers each year more than 1 000 chefs and restaurants to celebrate French gastronomy around the world has docked in Windhoek on the 25th of March.

This initiative launched by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and Chef Alain Ducasse has taken a greener approach this year with biodiversity and sustainability being at the heart of the event.

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Marinated linefish with herbs, ratatouille, olive and lemon crumble, basil and marula oil pesto

On Monday 25th of March, it is at the French Residence that the Ambassador of France to Namibia, H.E. Claire Bodonyi, hosted the special dinner prepared by Chef David Thomas and Augustina Namupala Chef of the French Residence. The diner gathered different key actors of Namibian conservancy and environmental protection who enjoyed sustainable Provence inspired served with diverse variety of French wines.

Goût de France/Good France has also decided to join forces with the “No More Plastic” association, represented by Alexandra Cousteau. She will chair a “Good Impact” round table on the issues of environmental and resource preservation, where she will be joined by chefs, scientists, business leaders and other important figures.

Gastronomy, an asset for France’s attractiveness

Being the number one world touristic destination, France aims to receive 100 million international visitors in 2020 and generate 60 billion of income.
Gastronomy constitutes a major pillar of France’s touristic attractiveness. With a third of tourists declaring coming to France for its culinary heritage, gastronomy actively participates in the country’s international outreach. Our rich and unique cuisine, the diversity of our terroirs as well as, the awarding of UNESCO immaterial heritage status to French gastronomic cuisine, are part of the many assets fasting forward France as top global destination. Goût de France/Good France promotes this passion for excellence and French gastronomical savoir faire, essential to France’s success as tourist destination.

Last updated on: 3 April 2019
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