It was an exciting food time in Lagos last week, as lovers of good food were treated to the best of French cuisines in selected restaurants in Lagos, at the 2ndedition of Gout de France, which means Good France Food, in celebration of French gastronomy, which kicked off last Tuesday.
The event which featured over 2, 000 restaurants in 150 countries across the globe, saw participating chefs from all over the world cook a dinner as a tribute to the excellence of French cuisine and its capacity to innovate and unite people around the common values of sharing and enjoyment, in a planet-friendly and healthy way.
At the Sky Restaurant Eko Hotels Lagos, guests and journalists were treated to sumptuous meals from Chef Benjamin Tarigan. From Chicken dumpling, Fish Mousse with tom yum flavor, served with a welcome cocktail, to the main course which consisted of Roasted Duck rolls with sautéed vegetables, risotto lemongrass, orange sauce served with red wine, Chateau Planeres cuvee Chantail (Roussillon) to the cheese and desserts, the French cuisine proved to be all about healthy eating and enjoyment, which was apparent on faces guests as they savored every meal with pleasure.
Speaking on the occasion, Jean-Raoul Tauzin, Air France General Manager, sponsors of the event, said it is the tradition of France to show the public the gastronomy of France, “the pleasure of cooking and tasting and we are delighted to support the evolution of the French cuisine” The idea he says is to promote French tourism through cuisine and to showcase the diversity in French gastronomy.
The event was attended by French Nationals as well as some top Nigerian personalities. See pictures below.