Good France Festival Offers a Taste of Provence

By Channaly Philipp
Channaly Philipp
Channaly Philipp
March 21, 2019 Updated: March 21, 2019

NEW YORK—The international food festival Good France returns to New York this year, with events that celebrate Provence.

It runs through March 23, offering tastings, dinners, and classes.

Anne-Claire Legendre, New York’s French Consul General, said in a press release, “We want New Yorkers to feel as if they were actually on the old port of Marseille, sharing a Bouillabaisse made with Mediterranean fishes, to drink a rosé wine with the same leisurely pleasure as if they were having an apéritif at the Calanques. Make them travel with a plate and a glass.”

“Let them remember how the Mediterranean Sea has been a fantastic crossroads of influence. A little sun, a lot of friendship, tons of talent, that’s the recipe!” she added.

Events include a five-course wine dinner pairing with Pascaline Lepeltier at Racines NY (March 22, 7 p.m.); a six-course gala dinner to benefit the Food Dreams Foundation with Chef Dan Bessoudo (March 22, 7:30 p.m.); an advanced wine boot camp with Lepeltier at La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels (March 23, 3:30 p.m.); a seven-course dinner to benefit City Harvest with Chef Gérald Passédat and Chef Eric Ripert at Le Bernardin Privé (March 23, 6:30 p.m.); and an after-dark wine tasting with Lepeltier at Aldo Sohm Wine Bar (March 23, 9 p.m.)

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Channaly Philipp
Channaly Philipp