The second edition of French Restaurant Week was a huge success with 3 times more visibility than last year. New Yorkers and Francophiles showed their affection to French gastronomy from July 8 – 15 by visiting the 53 participating restaurants.
MPB Agency, in partnership with the French Ministry of Agriculture, will re-launch its third edition of French Restaurant Week in September 17 – 30, 2012. Carrying the excitement brought by the second edition, the upcoming French Restaurant Week will present the very best of French cuisine, chefs, and restaurants in the city.
September 22nd is not only the first day of fall, but also the day of Fête de la Gastronomie in France. A festival created last year to celebrate the inclusion of traditional French cuisine into the UNESCO World Heritage list. This is a nationwide event that unites thousands across France to share, celebrate, and value the French gastronomy. This year, it will make its presence abroad for the first time in New York and Tokyo. Fête de la Gastronomie will be celebrated in New York with French Restaurant Week.
“French Restaurant Week invites those that want to celebrate UNESCO’s adoption of French gastronomy as a World Heritage. It is exciting to see how Francophiles, New Yorkers, and the community come together to enjoy the art of French cuisine. We have seen the pronounced French passion in New York as people embrace its culture, identity, and uniqueness during celebrations such as French Restaurant Week,”- French Restaurant Week Founder, Severine Picquet.
This year’s Fête de la Gastronomie theme is centered on the diversity of terroirs and the French tradition. In compliance with the festival, each participating restaurant will offer a promotion in the theme of “Terroirs: Creation & Tradition,” a dining deal in the price range of $20 to $30. All participating restaurants will be listed on French Restaurant Week website and other partner websites, including Open Table.
French Restaurant Week will have Action Against Hunger International (ACF) as its official charity partner. ACF is a non-profit organization active in over 40 countries destined to bring hunger relief in communities around the world.
French Restaurant Week was created in 2011 as a way to highlight and celebrate French cuisine and culture by showcasing the best French restaurants and patisseries in New York and the surrounding Tri-State area.