The annual French gastronomy competition, Goût de France took place last Wednesday, 21st March 2017 and we were honored to have been part of this event. We were thrilled when we got an invite from FabAfriq Magazine a couple of hours before the event and did everything in our power to have someone represent us so as to get enough scoops for you all our lovely readers.
So… First things first! Lets get to know what Goût de France is all about. The former is a yearly competition brought to life under the initiative of the French Ministry of Foreign affairs and international development, that assembles 2000 chefs from all 5 continents worldwide to pay tribute to french cuisine and it’s values.
This event permitted all the participating chefs to enhance their cusine as well as enrich thsavoir-faire. This year the prestigious Wouri Restaurant of Pullman Hotel, Douala Rabingha was honoured to have been part of this exquisite initiative. The dinner was set to start at 8:00 pm, at the said time the guests started streaming in. Individuals from different works of life were brought together to not only savour and enjoy the good taste of French cuisine but also to socialize and have a good time.
Some invited by the hotel management others by fabafriq magazine, bit by bit the hall started getting full and before we knew it almost all the tables were occupied. On a lil chit-chat tour with some of these guests I got to discover the hall was graced with the presence of staff from the Continental Insurance, Benificial life Insurance and Fedafric as well as other residents of the hotel. The talented chef, Rose Lissouk alongside her neatly dressed and competent staff, served us with a delicious 5- course meal. Every detail well taken into account the meal didn’t only look appetizing it tasted sumptious. This meal was sold at 22000FCFA, 5% of which was to be donated to the Agape association situated at Ngangue, Douala towards the construction of a shelter for kids on and in the streets. Moving to the atmosphere…hmmmmm…. It was something else…. It was indeed welcoming and engulfing. In general in was an awesome evening as we got to interact with alot of interesting people. We got to have a lil talk with each and everyone around each table. They all agreed the evening was an awesome one, although most thought it would have been even better if it had been a round table dinner, in other to have communed as a family.
“The Meal was correct” said Thierry
” The meal was like a rolacoster. The entrée didn’t wow me but the fish was really nice. Also the desert was presented very nicely” Peter, Continental Reinsurance, Nairobi
” The event was generally good. They were served in little portions hence enough time to enjoy everything” Let Endeley, Continental Reinsurance, Cameroon
“The meal was awesome… Was a nice discovery” Mark, Beneficial life