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SPOON by Alain Ducasse Participates in Goût de France / Good France Promotion 1,500 Chefs Globally – Each Preparing a Unique French Dinner (March 22, 2016)

2016/02/19

For the second consecutive year, Goût de France / Good France will celebrate French gastronomy in various locations worldwide on March 21 and 22, 2016. Over 1,500 chefs on all five continents are expected to join the event on the first two days of spring. Dinners served simultaneously in participating restaurants will honour the merits of French cuisine, its capacity for innovation, and its values: sharing, enjoying, and respecting the principles of high-quality, environmentally responsible cuisine.

Organised by Alain Ducasse, Atout France, which is responsible for promoting the development of the tourism industry (the country’s largest economic sector) and France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Goût de France / Good France will be celebrated on Monday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 22.

On Tuesday, March 22, SPOON by Alain Ducasse will be one of 1,500 restaurants (and SPOON Executive Chef Stéphane Gortina, one of over 1500 chefs) around the world taking part in this global culinary initiative.

As per Alain Ducasse, “Talking about cuisine — French cuisine
— is also talking about joie de vivre, delicacy, optimism, and pleasure
— ideas that are all crucial to the image of France.”

Inspired by Auguste Escoffier, who started The Epicurean Dinners in 1912 – showcasing the same menu, the same day, in several world cities, and aimed at as many diners as possible, Goût de France / Good France reproduces this concept with a desire to involve chefs from around the world, in this special one-day event.

Each chef, including SPOON’s new Executive Chef Stéphane Gortina, is creating a French-themed menu, which includes a French apéritif, a cold starter, a hot starter, a fish or shellfish, meat or poultry, a French cheese, a chocolate dessert, French wine and digestif. While the menus are reflective of French gastronomy, the dishes will not be strictly traditional: participating chefs are integrating their own culinary culture and style from haute cuisine to bistro fare.

The SPOON “Gout de France” Menu on Tuesday, March 22 is a 5-course menu at HK$1,388 per person. Executive Chef Stéphane Gortina and his team will showcase: Marinated line-caught Sea Bass, citrus; Green Spring Vegetables with salad and black truffle; Young Pigeon from Bresse with turnips and radishes; Brie de Meaux cheese with black truffle condiment; and for dessert, Chocolate from Alain Ducasse’s Factory in Paris, crunchy praline.

The wine pairing option is HK$888 per person and includes a glass of NV – Mumm de Cramant – G.H. Mumm, followed by two white wines: in de table de France – Biancu Gentile – Canarelli 2014 and Châteauneuf-du-Pape blanc – Domaine Marcoux 2013. Next is a glass of red wine: Fixin – Denis Mortet 2010, followed by dessert wine: Banyuls – Cuvée Léon Parcé – Domaine de la Réctorie 2012. Finally an after dinner digestif: Cognac – Cordon Bleu – Martell.

Please click here for the full SPOON Goût de France menu with wine pairing.

Please add 10% service charge to all prices.

Goût de France / Good France is promoting French cuisine that is accessible to all, based on the freshest seasonal ingredients available. It highlights the value of healthy eating by emphasising the use of vegetables, with minimal fat, sugar and salt content. Each menu honours the merits of French cuisine, its capacity for innovation, and its values: sharing, enjoying with respect for the planet and its inhabitants.

Participating restaurants are encouraged to donate 5% of Goût de France / Good France menu proceeds to a local NGO promoting health and the environment. SPOON by Alain Ducasse will be donating 5% to the New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, which provides a comprehensive range of quality community-based rehabilitation services for people in recovery from mental illness. New Life has over 30 service units across Hong Kong, including halfway houses, sheltered workshops and social enterprises providing work & training opportunities. New Life also has Healthy Living Specialty Shops, New Life Restaurants and an organic farm in Hong Kong's New Territories which offers eco-tours and educational programmes on healthy living.

Goût de France / Good France invites the world on an unforgettable culinary journey, with Alain Ducasse restaurants globally participating.

For more on this global French culinary event, please visit:

www.goodfrance.com / Facebook @ProjetGoodFrance / Instagram / Twitter @Good_France

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