Kolkata denizens get a chance to tuck into delectable French delicacies
France is one of those countries that take its food very seriously and there are many gourmet delicacies that are incorporated into the French cuisine. Along with specialty in different cuisines, France is famous for its signature dishes from various regions, which is why people must experience different French restaurants on holidays.
Following the success of the first ‘Goût de France’(Good France) last year, the event will be held again on March 21 all over the world to celebrate French Gastronomy. Goût de France will hold its second chapter worldwide, with the hope that the event becomes an annual celebration of French food globally each spring. Good France, which was organised at the initiative of Chef Alain Ducasse and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, highlights the art of French living and its local produce.
In anticipation of the event, the Consulate General of France in Kolkata is organised a - one of its kind - tasting session and press conference on Wednesday in the garden of the French Consulate. The idea was to introduce to the people what the whole event is all about, physically, with a taste of things to come.
Speaking on this occasion Chef Alain Ducasse said: “It is an initiative to the widest people accross borders and cultures to bring forward French culinary tradition).”
The menu included Lobster cone: Bay of Bengal lobster, vermouth, dill cream, fish roe. bittersweet chocolate mousse. Slow baked meringue, crème anglaise. Oeufs en meurette (poached eggs in red wine & pepper reduction sauce). Tarte Normande (classical apple tart from Normandy). Cointreau Crème Caramel Rocket, Romaine, Caramalized Pears, Feta Crumble, Candied Tomato,Chilli Walnuts,Smoked Vinaigrette, Stuffed Piadine (With Philadelphia Cheese, Roma Tomatoes). Parfait de foie de volaille: Chicken and Potato Pressé with Pickled Plums, Liver Parfait, Bread Tuille. Mille feuille granny smith, chutney strawberry fromage: brie Mille feuille granny smith, strawberry chutney, goat cheese. Bavarois caramel & chocolat: Malted Milk Bavarian, Chocolate Pudding, Peanut Sablé, and Salted Caramel to name a few. Over 1,500 chefs worldwide paid tribute to the excellence of French cuisine and its emphasis on sharing, by preparing a special menu of recipes inspired by French expertise.
Participating restaurants were invited to design their menu based on the following sequences like aperitif and canapés, starters, main courses, French wines and champagne.
Each recipe will be based on cuisine that uses less fat, sugar and salt and shows good concerns for ‘good food’and the environment.