This year, nearly a dozen restaurants in Budapest join Goût de France, an annual international event that honors Gallic culinary traditions across five continents by highlighting the boundless creativity of French cuisine. On March 21st, several eateries participate in this delightful initiative – from the elegant Elysée Bistro overlooking the Parliament to the tree-shaded Jardinette in the Buda Hills to the stylish ZONA just steps away from the Chain Bridge – and pamper the taste buds of Budapest’s gourmet crowds with an innovative selection of flavorful French specialties for dinner.
For the third time now since 2015, an increasing number of restaurants join the worldwide Goût de France (“Good France”) event to honor French gastronomy and spread the values of this exciting cuisine across the world – including sharing, pleasure, and respect for good food, good company, and the environment. Happening this year on the evening of Tuesday, March 21st, more than 2,000 chefs will spice up the night at deluxe eateries and high-quality bistros of 150 countries, highlighting the potential of France’s palatable pride by proffering healthy dishes made from fresh, seasonal, and local produce, with low fat, salt, and sugar content. Nonetheless, participating chefs have the freedom to integrate quality produce from their own country to the menus of their restaurants during this special evening.
At all of Budapest’s participating restaurants, the Goût de France menu – which required previous approval by an international committee of chefs appointed for the event – will include an aperitif, an appetizer, a main course made with meat or fish, assorted cheese specialties, and a dessert, while matching French wines and champagnes can be ordered with the meals. Above all, each restaurant is suggested to donate 5% of their profit earned during the event to a charity of their choice, preferably with a focus on health or environmental matters. In Budapest, 11 eateries are hosting the grand gastronomy gathering: Araz, Béterv, Borssó Bistro, Café Dumas, Elysée Bistro, Jardinette, Laci!Konyha!, Larus, Liberté, Paris Budapest, and ZONA. For more information about the menu in each participating restaurant in Budapest, visit the event’s official website.