The French Embassy in Korea will look to promote French gastronomy through the works of two chefs from its Provencal region, to be demonstrated at the annual Gout de France/Good France celebration Thursday.
Since 2014, French Embassies across the globe have been organizing the event in their respective residing nations under the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
The two invited chefs -- Fanny Rey and Guillaume Sourrieu -- will create authentic French dishes for a gala dinner Friday, under the theme of the Provence region and sustainable dining. Local business and cultural figures are to attend.
“The cooperation between Korea and France in culinary (sector) is important,” French Ambassador to Korea Fabien Penone said at a press conference held Wednesday at the embassy in central Seoul.
“Many Korean chefs go to France to learn cooking and French chefs visit Korea often, too,” the ambassador said, adding that French embassies in New York and Belgium have also invited chefs for the event.