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Celebrating French gastronomic excellence

Goût de France comes to The Seafood Market Grill, paying homage to the country’s culinary traditions.
Head chef Adam Demanuele creating his dishes.

The ninth edition of the anticipated Goût de/Good France initiative was held this week at The Seafood Market Grill, continuing its tradition of bringing the quintessence of French cuisine to all corners of the globe – including Malta.

More than a culinary event, Goût de/Good France is a global mission that showcases the ingenuity, passion and ethos of chefs from over 150 countries, across five continents, all united by a reverence for French gastronomy, registered as humanity’s intangible cultural heritage by Unesco in 2010.

Goût de France/Good France is the world’s biggest event that celebrates French gastronomy in more than 150 countries. Participating chefs proposed to French embassies and consulates their vision of a French-style dinner in an extensive programme celebrating sustainable cuisine.

This year’s event saw The Seafood Market Grill in Gżira collaborate with the French Embassy in Malta. Together, they presented a French dining experience that was created using the sea’s finest offerings.

Head chef Adam Demanuele, alongside his skilled team, unveiled an eight-course gastronomic journey that was as innovative as it was respectful of tradition, with dishes composed with both precision and artistry.

Each course was a celebration of flavour, meticulously crafted to reflect the season’s best ingredients, and complemented by paired wines.

Fabien Etienne, French sommelier and international wine consultant, paired each dish with a meticulously selected wine, offering a harmonious marriage between the plate and the glass.

On the plate was anything from oysters to scallops and sea urchins, with the stand-out and mind-blowing langoustines tartare with foie gras, an exquisite combo of cuttlefish cake, Gruyère and Bouchot mussels, and the Armorican lobster cappuccino, ending up with a traditional café gourmand with a twist.

Guests also enjoyed the convivial and inviting surroundings of The Seafood Market Grill, where attention to deatail and service – in red berets and a smile – were second to none.

The seafood and fish-based restaurant celebrates the sea’s bounty with each meal, combining this with the charm of casual dining in a friendly atmosphere.

Following the French night, the family-run restaurant will host a Spanish-themed evening in May – the final in a series of monthly events before resuming in October.

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