France-Ireland Gastronomy Month: it is now over!
The France-Ireland gastronomy month has now come to an end and we are really delighted with everything that took place. It was a great first edition and we would like to thank every one of you who took part in it, as partners, sponsors or participants.
Ireland and France have strong gastronomical links: they share a passion for good food, quality produce and hospitality. This year, the French Embassy wanted to showcase these links by organising the very first France-Ireland Gastronomy Month, which consisted in a series of events which took place throughout Ireland.
- Ambassador of France, French & Irish chefs, representatives of ITs and of the industry at the launch
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.
19 restaurants throughout Ireland offered a unique Good France menu blending the best of French and Irish ingredients. These restaurants were located in co. Dublin, co.Kerry, co.Galway, co. Mayo and co. Waterford.
More info here
In parallel, students of seven Institutes of Technology (IT) welcomed the Embassy of France and distinguished guests for a unique Good France meal. There were from Athlone IT, Letterkenny IT, IT Tallaght, Dublin IT, Galway-Mayo IT, Waterford IT and Cork IT.
Some representatives of the FICAHT network managed to weather storm Emma and meet on the 28th February – 2nd March in Dublin for a shorter version of the FICAHT forum.
The FICAHT is France-Ireland network on Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism
On 21st March took place the very first joint scholastic competition of Franco-Irish Culinary Junior chefs at Dublin Institute of Technology.
8 students from French and Irish institutions, paired in teams of 2, took part in this cook off where they had to cook from a mystery basket of ingredients.
And the winners are...
The Winning pair were Pierre-Louis Delacroix from Université de Cergy-Pontoise and Derek McClelland from Waterford Institute of Technology.
- Pierre-Louis Delacroix from Université de Cergy-Pontoise and Derek McClelland from Waterford Institute of Technology
The Runners up were Rourke Griffin from Letterkenny Institute of Technology and Briac Le Roy from Lycée hôtelier de la Rochelle as well as James Gavin from DIT and Brice Lallement from Lycée des métiers de Bazeilles.
This contest was organised in partnership with the National Dairy Council, the Centre national interprofessionnel de l’économie laitière and DIT and with the support of Air France.
More info about the competition and the winners
A HUGE THANKS TO ALL THIS YEAR’S PARTICIPANTS, PARTNERS & SPONSORS. This year was a great success and we are really looking forward 2019 !