If there’s ever a day to get into French cuisine, it’s on March 21, when the annual Goût de France, or Good France, celebration takes place. First launched in 2015 by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this global celebration of French cooking is inspired by chef Auguste Escoffier’s Les Diners d’Epicure, an event dating back to 1912 when one menu was served to as many guests as possible in one day.
This fourth edition will see over 3,000 restaurants across 150 countries cooking up special degustation dinners to highlight the best of French cooking, with a regional focus on the Nouvelle-Aquitaine – France’s southwest region that includes the cities of Bordeaux, Cognac and Pau. Each restaurant will also pay a fitting tribute to the late chef Paul Bocuse by either recreating one of his signature dishes (like his Fish Filets with Potato Scales) or cooking up a dish he inspired.
Fifteen restaurants in KL will be participating in the event on March 21. They are:
Cilantro Restaurant and Wine Bar
enfin by James Won
Espace Andre Cointreau at Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia
L’Orangerie at HELP CAT
Nathalie Gourmet Studio
Nook @ Aloft
The dishes and menu prices vary from restaurant to restaurant, so there’s something for everybody. In Yeast, for instance, the lunch menu starts from an affordable RM56++ per person, and includes escargot, duck confit and crème caramel; while modern fine dining establishment DC Restaurant offers a choice of four-, six- or eight-course meals that are priced from RM328++ per person, and include some of the chef’s signature dishes like cold somen with bafan uni, and his interpretations of classic French dishes like magret de canard with larb sauce. For a truly special meal, book your seat at enfin by James Won, which features a seven-course Journey of the Senses (RM698) meal that includes seasonal highlights like prawn ravioli, sea urchin and Hokkaido scallop that are not otherwise made available on the menu.
For more details and the full list of menus being offered, visit bit.ly/goodfrance2018