Before you rush to any judgments on our title, this is not about a dinner at a Renaissance Faire that includes themes that resemble a Robin Hood movie nor is there any jousting. These types of functions often include food but not like what we’re about to share.
We’re talking about Good France. This is an annual celebration of French gastronomy in France and worldwide and lucky for us, it’s back in New York from October 14 to 22! This year, the festival will celebrate the Centre-Loire Valley. The region is a mecca for French gastronomy, with a cuisine based on authentic and seasonal produces coming directly from local producers.
Join for a Renaissance dinner to savor a specially crafted 5-course menu to celebrate the Centre-Val de Loire gastronomy in a baroque style. From Chambord to New York, 5 French chefs based in the city will be cooking up historical dishes and Centre-Val de Loire’s iconic specialties recreating the atmosphere of the Renaissance castles.
At the heart of its gastronomy, goat cheese comes in five different AOC variations: Crottin de Chavignol, Sainte-Maure de Touraine, Selles-sur-Cher, Valençay and Pouligny-Saint-Pierre. Other than cheeses, the best-known specialties of the region are truffles, asparagus, Berry green lentils, rillettes de Tours, Chinon peaches, dried pears, tarte Tatin, and many more.
Experience a prestigious dinner recreating the atmosphere of the Renaissance era “châteaux” at the Consulate General of France in New York! The specially crafted 5-course menu cooked by chefs Sébastien Baud, Aurélien Dufour, Hervé Malivert, Pascal Petiteau and Jimmy Leclerc are to celebrate the Centre-Val de Loire gastronomy in a baroque style.
Rich in history, the Centre-Loire Valley is nevertheless looking to the future, perpetually evolving. This quest for reinvention and “renaissance” is reflected in the region’s gastronomy, with new practices focused on sustainable cuisine. This theme, representative of the region, will be at the heart of the events in New York, which will also highlight the role of women in the culinary world. This is an event you don’t want to miss and while you may not see jousting, your stomach will thank you.
For more information and tickets, visit https://newyork.consulfrance.org/good-france-2021-program-the-centre-loire-valley-is-coming-to-new-york