Tribute to French Heritage

This March, 1,300 restaurants around the world will take part in Goût de France, a massive international culinary initiative organised by famed French chef Alain Ducasse and France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. Spoon by Alain Ducasse, the chef’s eatery at the Intercontinental Hong Kong, will participate in the event, to be held on March 19.


Celebrating French gastronomy through five continents, Goût de France will see dinners being served simultaneously in participating restaurants. The meals have been painstakingly designed to honour French cuisine, its innovation, and its values of high-quality ingredients and environmentally responsibility dishes. The event is inspired by the Epicurean Dinners started by Auguste Escoffier in 1912, which showcased the same menu, on the same day, in several cities around the world.


Stéphane Gortina, the new executive chef at Spoon, has created a French-themed menu which follows the strict guidelines for the event. Gortina’s one-night-only menu features six courses which includes Light Farm Hen Consommé with Foie Gras Royale; French Green Asparagus served with Black Truffle; Line-caught Sea Bass with Shellfish cooked in salted butter; Slow-Cooked Farm Veal with vegetables; a selection of French cheese, and a crunchy chocolate praline.


The Goût de France Menu is priced at HK$1,588 (US$205) per person. A wine pairing is available for an additional HK$1,288 (US$166) per person, which includes Champagne, four wines, and a digestif.

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