On Wednesday 21 March 2018, the multi award-wining Maison Bleue modern French restaurant in Bury St Edmunds celebrated Good France for the third year running. They were selected to join the worldwide celebration of French gastronomy representing East Anglia UK alongside award-wining and Michelin starred UK restaurant’s. The event is organized by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the chef Alain Ducasse.
“Cuisine – French cuisine – represents joie de vivre, lightness, optimism and pleasure, ideas which are central to the image of Destination France”. Alain Ducasse,
This international event, held for the first time in 2015, showcases French gastronomy. Serving an exquisite five course menu show-casing Chef Patron Pascal’s flair guests enjoyed a gastronomic five course dinner paired with French wines and a champagne and canapé reception. The celebration five course dinner featured local seasonal produce and innovative French modern cuisine including free range Sutton Hoo chicken.
Chef Pascal Canevet paid tribute to renowned Paul Bocuse, the Michelin-starred chef and celebrated master of haute cuisine, featuring one of his signature dishes as the evenings starter: Rouget aux écailles de pommme de terre – Red mullet, potato scales, fish velouté, Sables des Landes white asparagus. Paul Bocuse, died in January 2018 age 91, his restaurant has held three Michelin stars continuously for more than 50 years.
Maison Bleue was selected, for the third year, by an international selection committee of chefs, supported by the French embassies, together with Chef Alain Ducasse:
“We are very proud to be selected, it’s an honour to celebrate Good France, alongside international Michelin-starred award winning restaurants and celebrity chefs”– Pascal Canevet
The event was a sell out with the beautiful French singer Oriana Guarino serenading guests with a mix of classic jazz, French, and Latin music, which added to the party atmosphere.