Passard Teams Up with Salans for Gout De France
On Sunday March 20th the Indonesian French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI) hosted a Gala Dinner at the Raffles hotel in Jakarta to celebrate the beginning of the Gout de France (Taste of France), a weeklong worldwide celebration of French gastronomy. More than 1500 chefs over five continents are simultaneously participating in this celebration honouring the merits of French cuisine, its capacity for innovation, and its values: sharing, enjoying, and respecting the principles of high-quality, environmentally responsible cuisine. The star of the night was really the Chef who created the most sensational dinner yet seen in Jakarta –Alain Passard chef owner of three Michelin star restaurant l’Arpege in Paris.
This unique dinner would have not been possible without the assistance of Chris Salans, chef owner of the Mozaic restaurant group in Bali. Chef Salans, whose restaurant is famed worldwide for representing Franco-Indonesian gastronomy, was no stranger to Chef Passard. Both members of the Grand Tables of the World (Les Grandes Table du Monde), the two chefs have often collaborated in international culinary events to represent French gastronomy abroad.