Goût de France Brings a Provençal Cooking Festival to New York

Eric Ripert, photo by Nigel Parry

Event Details

From Wednesday, March 20, 2019

to Saturday, March 23, 2019


Provence x New York
Info and tickets here

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The plans for the 2019 edition of the Goût de France (Taste of France) gastronomic festival will have New York smelling like Provence. In addition to special menus offered in several French restaurants around the city from March 18 to 23, foodies will be able to immerse themselves in the world of Provençal cuisine during a series of events presented by the French consulate from March 20 to 23 (see the complete schedule below and buy tickets here).

For this first Provence x New York festival, several Michelin-starred chefs from the Provence region of France will travel to New York. The kick-off event will be a Provencal banquet, prepared by chefs Georgiana Viou (La Piscine) and Sébastien Baud (French Consulate), held at the French Consulate in New York. During the four days of festivities, many workshops and cooking classes about wine tasting (with Pascaline Lepeltier, one of the best sommeliers in the world) and the preparation of Provençal specialities, such as bouillabaisse, pistou or ratatouille, will be organized.

In the evenings, local chefs and their cohorts from France will impress your eyes and your stomach. On March 22, Racines will host a five-course dinner with wines chosen by Pascaline Lepeltier, while starred chef Dan Bessoudo (Restaurant Dan B, Aix-en-Provence) will prepare a six-course dinner at the French Consulate. The proceeds from the latter will be donated to the Food Dreams Foundation. The next day, Le Bernardin hosts a dinner prepared by two sacred giants of French gastronomy, Eric Ripert and the three-starred Gérald Passédat (Le Petit Nice in Marseille), for the benefit of City Harvest.

The complete schedule of events:

March 20

7:30pm: Banquet Provençal at the Consulate General of France

– Chef Georgiana Viou (La Piscine, Marseille)
– Chef Sébastien Baud (Maître cuisinier de France – Académie culinaire de France – Chef of the Consulate General of France)
– Wine pairing included

March 21

10:00am to 12:00pm: Cooking class “Don’t mess with the bouillabaisse” at the International Culinary Center (ICC)

– Chef Serge Devesa (Loews Regency New York Hotel – Le Marseillais, NYC – Maître cuisinier de France)

1:30pm to 3:00pm: Workshop demo “Panisse with Aioli sauces and tapenade” at the International Culinary Center (ICC)

– Chef Hervé Malivert (Director of Culinary Arts & Technologie ICC – Maître cuisinier de France)

3:30pm to 5:00pm: Workshop demo “Pistou soup and Saint-Victor’s navettes” at the International Culinary Center (ICC)

– Chef Olivier Reginensi (Maison Kayser, NYC – Maître cuisinier de France)

5:30pm to 7:00pm: Workshop demo ”Ratatouille and Chichi-Fregi” at the International Culinary Center (ICC)

– Chef Florian Hugo (Maison Hugo, NYC)

7:30pm to 9:30pm: Cocktail reception “La Marseillaise” at the International Culinary Center (ICC)

– Chef Jean-Louis Dumonet (President Maître Cuisiner de France)
– Chef Jean-Louis Gerin (President Académie culinaire de France)
– Chef Sébastien Baud (Maître cuisinier de France – Académie culinaire de France – Chef of the Consulate General of France)

March 22

7:00pm: 5-course Wine Dinner pairing at Racines

– Pascaline Lepeltier (Best French sommelier 2018)
– Chef Diego Moya (Racines, NYC)

7:30pm: 6-course Gala Dinner, benefiting the Food Dreams Foundation at the Consulate General of France

– Chef Dan Bessoudo (Restaurant Dan B, Aix-en-Provence – 1 Michelin star)
– Wine pairing included

March 23

3:30pm: Advanced Wine Boot Camp (4 wines from Provence + bites) at La Compagnie des vins surnaturels

– Pascaline Lepeltier (Best French sommelier 2018)

6:30pm: 7-course dinner, benefiting City Harvest at Le Bernadin Privé

– Chef Gérald Passédat (Le Petit Nice, Marseille – 3 Michelin stars, Chair of Goût de France and Godfather of MGP2019)
– Chef Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin, NYC – 3 Michelin stars)
– Wine pairing included

9:00pm: After dark wine tasting (3 wines from Provence + bites) at Aldo Sohm Wine Bar

– Pascaline Lepeltier (Best French sommelier 2018)
– Aldo Sohm (Wine Director, Le Bernardin, NYC – World’s Best Sommelier 2008)

Event Details

From Wednesday, March 20, 2019

to Saturday, March 23, 2019


Provence x New York
Info and tickets here