France-Ireland Gastronomy Month [fr]

What is Good France ?

For the fourth consecutive year, Goût de France / Good France has been a fun celebration of the vitality of French cuisine, forging ties between chefs around the world.

On 21 March in 150 countries, Goût de France / Good France, organized on the initiative of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, boosts the visibility of French cuisine on the world’s 5 continents. From haute cuisine to quality bistro food, offer French-inspired meal in your restaurant and participate in this great celebration.

The Goût de France / Good France menu should include an aperitif with finger food, a starter, one or two main course(s), a cheese platter and/or a dessert, accompanied by French wines and champagnes.

Inspired by Auguste Escoffier, who launched the “Dîners d’Épicure” (Epicurean Dinners) initiative from 1912, Goût de France / Good France involves chefs from around the world and embassies to serve French-style dinners on the same day in various world cities.

How does Ireland celebrate Good France ?

Ireland’s love for good food is engrained in the country’s terroir and traditions, based around centuries of practice and exchanges with neighbouring countries which led to today’s international recognition of Irish culinary know-how.

Ireland and France share a passion for good food, quality produce and hospitality. The French Embassy, is actively engaged in the promotion of gastronomic excellence by supporting a joint programme for culinary arts, hospitality and tourism for French and Irish students.

The 3rd FICAHT forum

The French Irish network which encompasses all higher education institutions specialised in culinary arts, hospitality and tourism will meet on the 28th of February, the 1st of March and the 2nd of March in Dublin.
The FICAHT is France-Ireland network on Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism.

The Good France scholastic competition

The first scolastic competition of France-Irish Culinary Chef will take place on the 21st of March 2018. It is organised by the French Embassy in Ireland, in partnership with the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), the National Dairy Council and the Centre national interprofessionnel de l’économie laitière.
The purpose of this competition is to give opportunity to students to showcase all skills and knowledge learnt within their institution.

Where can you celebrate Good France in Ireland?

For Good France, chefs and restaurant owners in Ireland will offer a unique menu blending the best of French and Irish ingredients. You will find below an updated list of restaurants, do contact the restaurants to find out more about the menus they will serve!

In co. Donegal

Letterkenny Institute of Technology - School of Tourism

In co. Dublin

Aqua Restaurant

La Cocotte

Cliff Townhouse

The Green Room at Dublin Institute of Technology

Guinea Pig

Piglet wine bar

Scholars Training Restaurant @ IT Tallaght

In co. Kerry

Le Bacchus Room @ Riverside Hotel Killarney

In co. Galway

Le Petit Délice

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology


In co. Mayo

Luskins Bistro

The Black Truffle Bistro

Breaffy House Resort

Rusheenduff Restaurant @ Renvyle House

In co. Waterford

Seasons Training Restaurant @ Waterford Institute of Technology

In co. Westmeath/Roscommon

Athlone Institute of Technology


How to sign in ?

You have until Tuesday 20 February, 2018 to sign in.
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Published on 13/03/2018

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