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Good France Day


Mon 21 Mar 2016, 6:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Bracken Restaurant, 95 Filleul Street, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: Info1329

7 course degustation menu to celebrate good France day at Bracken restaurant with a glass of Champagne on arrival

On Monday 21 March 2016, eight restaurants around New Zealand will join over 1,500 chefs from all five continents for a worldwide celebration of gastronomy.

Goût de France/Good France is a global initiative supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Taking place in restaurants and French embassies around the world, the event will showcase the vibrancy, creativity and innovation of French cuisine, while remaining true to the values of sharing, enjoyment and respect for good food and the planet.

The names of the participating restaurants were announced by the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, and three-Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse in Paris on 28 January 2016.

In New Zealand, eight chefs have devised special gourmet menus around the principle of marrying fresh local produce with recipes inspired by traditional French techniques. Menus include an appetizer, starter, main course, selection of French cheeses, dessert and French wines and champagnes.

A range of restaurants – from local bistros to fine dining establishments – are taking part, and the menus are priced at the discretion of the restaurant. Menus will be based on fresh, seasonal and local produce with reduced levels of fat, sugar, salt and protein.

The French Ambassador to New Zealand Florence Jeanblanc-Risler, will host her own Goût de France/Good France dinner at the French Residence in Wellington, on 21 March.

Ambassador Florence Jeanblanc-Risler expressed her delight at hosting the New Zealand stage of this worldwide event: New Zealanders have long been fond enthusiasts of our French cuisine and in that way, we share the same passion for quality, excellence and refinement. With the wide selection of beautiful produce New Zealand has to offer, we are spoilt to be combining our tradition with Kiwi flavours. New Zealand will be the very first country to celebrate Good France and we will be kicking it off in great style!

The participating restaurants in New Zealand are:
- Bracken, Dunedin
Chef: Ken O’Connell

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