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The Festival of Gastronomy returns to France for its fifth edition. From September 25 to 27, chefs will take to the streets of France to celebrate and champion French cuisine. This year's theme is, "Creativity and courage," led by the culinary godmother Anne-Sophie Pic, the only woman in the world to achieve a triple star in the Michelin Guide.
Launched in 2011 under the initiative of MP Frederic Lefebre, the nationwide event is intended to encourage participation from food enthusiasts and the general public all over the country, while being moderated by industry professionals. "It is above all a friendly and generous event, a moment of encounter," explained the former Secretary of State. The result is three full days of cooking workshops, tastings and demonstrations throughout France to celebrate the art of French living.
Last year's festival celebrated with a massive 10,000 events across France and this year's festival is set to be equally impressive.
What's on in Paris
Le Gourmand Rally (Gourmet Rally)
Organised by 7 Somewhere the gourmet rally is an event that everyone is keen to participate in without really knowing what to expect. For seven hours, the participants travel around Paris taking part in some thirty stage races with their passports in hand whilst discovering the city in a new light. Along the way expect: meetings with producers and passionate chefs, and many gifts like gourmet meals, champagne and books. Those who wish can also join the cocktail reception focusing on some exceptional artisanal foods.
When Saturday, September 26th, from 10h to 17h and 20h to 2h for cocktails
Where Meeting point: Gervais 1 place in the 4th district
Price € 97 per person. € 89 per person for groups of 4. € 149 + rally for the evening. € 139 per person for groups of 4. Register on the site of 7 Somewhere website
MyPopotte combines with Petit Bain
When Petit Bain meets MyPopotte, the evening promises to be gourmet. On September 25 , the location- which includes a restaurant, a concert hall and a business - will host three amateur cordon bleu chefs from the new creative and collaborative site mypopotte.com for a convivial dinner at a discounted price. A great opportunity to rediscover simple and authentic cuisine in a setting overlooking the Seine.
When Friday, September 25, at 20h
Where 7 Port de la Gare, 13th district
Price: € 12. Register on the site MyPopotte.com
What's on in Tours ?
Village Market Bio Convergence 2015
For the Festival of Gastronomy, the Convergences bio association organizes numerous cooking workshops. Freshwater fish will be the center of attention along with professional fishermen, as well as products from the land along with 60 farmers and winemakers.
When Sunday, September 27 , from 10:30 am to 18pm.
Where Tours tavern sur Loire, at the foot of the Bridge Wilson
What's on in Lyon ?
Le Point du Jour Market
Organised for the fourth consecutive year, the operation " one market, one leader, one recipe" enables food lovers to rediscover the products of their region through tastings offered in 35 of the Rhone and the Loire markets. In each market a professional restaurateur must crate a starter, main course or dessert from a main ingredient which has been presented to them in front of the watching audience.
When Friday, September 25 from 9am to 12pm
Where Place Bénédict -Teissier in the 5th district
What's on in Dijon?
The Fantastic Picnic is an opportunity to discover the city of Dijon with a guide from the tourist office, which will take you to discover the local products in the market built from the plans of Gustave Eiffel. After a brief tasting the tour will lead you to the Hotel Philippe Le Bon for an introduction to the ;art of the table; with " Elijence ". Finally, as the name suggests , the day will end with a gourmet picnic.
When The 25 , 26 and 27 September
Where Go 18, Rue Sainte- Anne
Price : 29 € for a picnic bourguignon, € 11 for a packed picnic
Check out this clip to get a taster of what to expect: