The Embassy of France in Ghana held a press conference at the Residence of France on Thursday 9th of March 2017 to officially launch the Gout de France/Good France event in Ghana. This year ‘Le Goût de France/ Good France’ event is part of 'France & Ghana 2017' on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the diplomatic relations between France and Ghana.
This year and for the third edition of the worldwide Goût de France / Good France event, 13 restaurants from Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Axim and Akosombo will participate and offer a French Dinner on March 21st.
Each chef will offer a “French-style” menu in his restaurant while remaining free to highlight his own culinary traditions and cultures. In each participating restaurant, the event will pay tribute to a vibrant, open and innovative cuisine, while remaining true to its values of sharing, pleasure, and respect for good food and for the planet. This will be a rare opportunity for Ghanaians to discover and enjoy the ‘Taste of France’ here in Ghana.
On this particular date, in 150 countries around the world, restaurants and embassies will offer 2000 dinners to celebrate the French gastronomy, listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage, by tempting the public to savour a French dinner.
During the press conference, the Ambassador of France to Ghana, HE François Pujolas briefed about the upcoming 3rd edition of the international ‘Goût de France/ Good France’ event. He recalled that “French gastronomy is renowned all over the world for its quality and its diversity. Born out of a remarkable age old heritage, our gastronomy is in constant evolution thanks to the creativity of our chefs whose aim is always to surprise and delight us.”
Representatives and chefs of participating restaurants from all across Ghana were also present to share their take on French cuisine and the menu that they will all serve on March 21st, 2016 in their respective restaurants.
On this special occasion a French chef honoured with ‘’Meilleur Ouvrier de France’’, Mr. Jean-Luc L’Hourre, from the famous restaurant “Le Marinca” in Olmeto (Corsica) is specially invited to Accra. He will take part in workshops and meetings with professionals while in Accra. He will thus contribute in initiating a partnership between Ghana and France to improve training and capacity building in the hospitality sector.
Last year, this international gastronomical event, initiated by the famous French chef Alain Ducasse and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development was already a great success, with participation of over 1500 restaurants all around the world.
List of participating restaurants from Ghana:
The menu’s price is at the restaurant’s discretion, and they are all encouraged to donate 5% of proceeds to a local NGO promoting health and environment. It is recommended to book your table in advance in one of these restaurants which are listed below.
Bistro 22 - Kitchen + Bar
Chef : Chady Hachem
Address : 22 Josiah Tongogari Street, Labone
Phone number : +233249552552
Chef : Ahmed Hamdi
Address : Liberation Road, Accra, Ghana
Phone number : +233 30 277 2408
Chef : Simon Hague
Address : PMB 66, Ministries
Phone number : +233544311660
Chef : Alice Aduaw
Address : Osu 1st Lane, Ring Road east
Phone number : 0302777 629
Chef : Ayisha Ayendor
Address : Accra, Ghana
Phone number : +2330277326690
Peduase Valley Resort
Chef : Amjad Alayan
Address : Ankama Close, Peduase, Near the Peduase Presidential Lodge, Accra
Phone number : +233 54 012 5554
Chef : Jorge Rocca
Address : N, 16 N Airport Rd,
Phone number : +233 56 082 4725
Chef : Mario Barreto
Address : Stanbic Heights, Liberation Link, Airport
Phone number : 0246 666 000
Euphoria (Protea Hotels – Marriott)
Chef : Eamonn Clarke
Address : Axim Road, Plot 3
12345 Axim Road, Dixcove Hill, Ghana
Phone number : +233242435500
The Royal Senchi Hotel
Chef : Elmar Basziszta
Address : Senchi Ferry Road, Akosombo,
Phone number : +233 30 340 9180