Media Release: France serves up feast of events to celebrate first ever Festival of French Gatronomy


WITH four press trips taking in flavours from across France and a veritable French banquet in London this September, it’s time to loosen the belt buckle.

Taste of Normandy in London: 7 September 2011

Celebrate Normandy’s 1,100th anniversary with the finest chefs and local producers from across the region in London for one night only.

Exclusively for the media, join us for medieval-inspired signature recipes, tutored tasting sessions plus a cider and calvados cocktail master class. Contact:

Fête de la Gastronomie Press Trip: 20 – 24 September 2011

With French cuisine now officially part of UNESCO’s ‘Intangible World Heritages’, France is holding the first ever ‘Festival of French Gastronomy’ on 23rd September.

Join the celebrations with journalists from around the world, starting your trip in either Lyon or the Champagne region before the final bite in Paris. Contact:

Brittany Press Trip: 24 – 27 September 2011

From shellfish and seafood to artisan cider and beer via sweet treats and the world famous crêpe, this press trip is all about the best of Brittany. We will visit local producers, have a cookery lesson and drink the local tipple as we make our way around beautiful Brittany. Get ready for some serious eating!

Auvergne/Rhône-Alpes Press Trip: 29 September to 2 October 2011

The hills of south east France are packed with gastronomic treasures. From small specialty suppliers who provide chocolate and jams to Michelin starred chefs, to farms serving up rustic banquets. You’ll learn how to make honey and bread, go donkey trekking and stay in some of France’s best B&Bs. Contact:

Picardy Press Trip: 30 September to 2 October 2011

Just two hours from Calais, experience real French food as it was intended. Markets, locally sourced produce and Picardy’s finest restaurants await. With a food heritage that has remained unchanged throughout the ages, discover a wonderfully authentic part of France away from the tourist trail. Contact:

Please use the email addresses above to register your interest for any of our events.

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