Good France, launched for the first time in 2015, is inspired by Auguste Escoffier, who created 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. On March 21st, let’s celebrate Good France 2018 Abu Dhabi!
In this spirit, in the UAE and over 150 countries across the world, 3000 restaurants, from bistro to fine-dining, will gather to celebrate together French cuisine and its capacity to innovate and unite people around the common values of sharing and enjoyment in a planet-friendly and healthy way.
In the UAE, twenty restaurants have been selected by the international committee of chefs that approved the list of participating restaurants to ensure the quality of the menus offered.
The number of restaurants participating in Good France 2018 in the UAE has tripled since last year, reaching an all-time high record. In Abu Dhabi, 7 restaurants are participating:
The increasing number of restaurants participating in Good France 2018 Abu Dhabi shows not only that French chefs are active ambassadors of the French excellence in the UAE, but also that French cuisine is universal since chefs from all around the world are leading French restaurants in Dubai and in Abu Dhabi.
French cuisine is not only about tradition but also about sharing with young generations. As an example, “Crustique” restaurant, located in the European International College in Abu Dhabi, will host a demonstration workshop of French dishes for their students.
Good France 2018 is also part of the French-Emirati cultural dialogue, which was launched on February 10 by French Prime minister Edouard Philippe and Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, minister of culture and Knowledge Development. In 2018, throughout the whole country, France and the UAE are promoting the dialogue between the two countries through many initiatives. The ambition is to promote, after the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi and during the Year of Zayed, the strong links between the two countries, gastronomy being one of them.