A worldwide food festival celebrating French cuisine in the UAE 

“Talking about cuisine — French cuisine — is also talking about joie de vivre, delicacy, optimism, and pleasure — ideas that are all crucial to the image of France.” Alain Ducasse

On 21 March 2016, Goût de France / Good France, a worldwide food festival celebrating French gastronomy will take place, with a view to making it an annual spring event.
Goût de France / Good France, organized on the initiative of Alain Ducasse and the French ministry of Foreign affairs and international development, showcases the French way of life, regional products, and France as a tourist destination. Now more than ever, gastronomy is a key part of France’s appeal to tourists. UNESCO made no mistake in 2010 when it added the French gastronomic meal to the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Inspired by Auguste Escoffier, who launched the “Dîners d’Épicure” (Epicurean Dinners) initiative in 1912 (the same menu, on the same day, in several world cities, for as many guests as possible), Goût de France / Good France recreates today this wonderful idea by involving restaurants around the world.
Over 1,500 chefs worldwide will once again pay tribute to the excellence of French cuisine and its emphasis on sharing, by preparing a special menu of recipes inspired by French expertise.

In the UAE, 12 restaurants have been selected by an international committee of chefs to participate to the event.

Join us on 21 March 2016 in one of the 12 participating restaurants in the UAE
to celebrate French gastronomy and hospitality !


  • Brasserie Flo –  Venetian Village
    Chef : Sebastien Pinson, find out the menu !
  • La Piscine, Al Raha Beach Hotel
    Chef : Christof Egli, find out the menu !
  • The Forge, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
    Chef : Recabarren Gerardo, find out the menu !
  • Finz, Beach Rotana
    Chef : Christian Rosse, find out the menu !
  • Still’s, Crowne Plaza Yas Island
    Chef : Petit laurent, find out the menu !
  • Le Beaujolais French Bistro, Mercure Center hotel
    Chef : Philippe Garcon, find out the menu !
  • Original Fusion, The Mall Wall Trade center
    Chef : Fouad Laziri, find out the menu !


  • Le Frioul, Madinat Jumeirah
    Chef : Stephane Cocu, find out the menu !
  • Le Classique, Dubai Golf
    Chef : remi verrier, find out the menu !
  • Pure Sky Lounge & Dining, Hilton Dubai The Walk
    Chef : Sven Schmidt, find out the menu !
  • STAY by Yannick Alléno, One & Only The Palm
    Chef : Gautier Gaschi, find out the menu !
  • Vogue Café, Dubai Mall
    Chef : Frederic Robichon, find out the menu !


Find more on the Embassy of France in Abu Dhabi website.

Stay tuned on Good FranceFacebook and Twitter with #Goodfrance #GoodFranceUAE

Thanks to lepetitjournal.com/Dubai and Abu Dhabi Classic Fm (91.6FM in Abou Dabi and 87.9FM in Dubai) try to win your tickets for a Good France dinner in one of the 12 participating restaurants in the UAE on:

-  LePetitjournal.com/Dubai
-  AbuDhabiClassic FM,

Each participant committed to donating 5% of the proceeds to a local NGO. Since 21 March is also the date of Arab mother’s day, the French Embassy in the UAE has decided to donate this amount of money to an Emirati Foundation which assists mothers.

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