A toast with the taste of France in preview of the global culinary event – .

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A toast with the taste of France in preview of the global culinary event – .


Gourmet restaurants in eight-star hotels and a stand-alone destination recreate French-inspired cuisine on weekends in their premises, gave a taste of their Goût de France offers to customers of the Consular Gardens

How to govern a territory which has 258 kinds of cheese? Charles De Gaulle jokingly complained in 1962. The new French consul general in Calcutta, Didier Talpain, invoked the former president’s observation to highlight the diversity of French cuisine at an event last Thursday that celebrated the best of French gastronomy.
“French cuisine is varied. The cuisine of the south-east with its fish stew, bouillabaisse, and its imaginative use of vegetables is very different from that of the south-west corner well known for its foie gras, duck liver and goose liver. The diversity is greater in cheeses and even more in the wine sector, which has large and prestigious vineyards with names which, put together, form a sacred litany – Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Val de Loire, Alsace – but also smaller and secret entities. precious stones, ”said Talpain.
Goût de France (Taste of France, also called Good France in English), an international initiative of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and chef Alain Ducasse, has been adopted by the city’s gourmets and the food industry. In its sixth edition, it added a welcome seasoning to the city’s gastronomic calendar in the wake of Vijaya Dashami and her date with desserts.

Fine dining at eight-star hotels – Taj Bengal, The Oberoi Grand, JW Marriott Kolkata, ITC Royal Bengal, The Park, Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences, The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat and Hyatt Regency Kolkata – and a self-catering destination, To Die Car, who would recreate French-inspired cuisine on weekends in their premises, gave a taste of their Goût de France offers to the guests of the consular gardens.

Consul General Talpain was particularly delighted to present the culinary heritage of the Center-Val de Loire Region, which shone in all its picturesque gaiety on the screen that had been installed, because it is from the region. The region, he pointed out, was known for its mild climate and was deeply linked to the history of France, as successive kings built castles along the river during the Renaissance. “The Loire is our longest river and looks like a palace necklace. Wine is the best-known product in the region and you get fresh fish from the river.

He also stressed the need for sustainable food and gastronomic tourism.

A competition was also organized on the occasion by Atout France – France’s tourism development agency in India – which takes place on the pages of the consulate’s social networks. To participate, you must click on a selfie before October 29 while enjoying a Goût de France dish with the Goût de France menu in one of the participating restaurants, mentioning why you think you should win the trip with a comment. on the competition publication. It would allow participants to win a stay for two for two nights in the Loire Valley.



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