French GourMay is the gastronomic celebration of the French May Arts Festival. Each year during the whole month of May, we present to you a distinct French region and its special delicacies.
In 2018, for the 10th Anniversary of the festival, French GourMay will celebrate South of France, with the region PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR. With its chirping cicadas, idyllic lavender fields and delightful food and wine, the region is sure to fill the minds of gourmets in Hong Kong and Macau.
For the entire month, you can discover specially-crafted menus in the 100 participating restaurants across the cities – offered by devoted Michelin-starred chefs, fine dining and bistro style restaurants. You can also enjoy special offers in grocery shops and get involved in themed food and wine tasting workshops.
We will also organize various events: The French Traditional Gourmet Market in Stanley Plaza (12 & 13 May) is especially not to miss, bringing you and your family an authentic French grocery market experience on a summerly weekend.
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the second most visited region in France, located in the southeast, spans from the southern Rhône Valley to the Mediterranean coastline. The region’s azure blue skies, natural scenery, remarkable heritage, chirping cicadas, stunning lavender fields and hilltop villages make it a holiday destination where dreams are made of.
The three destinations – PROVENCE, ALPES, and CÔTE D’AZUR – offer a richness of astounding landscapes with
an extremely diverse range of activities from one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world to the foothills of picturesque villages and Alpine Mountains.
Between Provence and the Rhône river valley, the area’s viticulture showcases a talent for combining the secular tradition with modernity. Uncontested leader of rosé wines, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is also the region of France that has the largest variety of wines. This diversity and quality have been recognized in France and internationally by the famous label “Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée” (Controlled Designation of Origin).
Those born with an Epicurean soul and connoisseurs of fresh, natural cuisine will find a world of delicious flavors in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur with a bounty of sunshine right along. Whether keeping it to the traditions or touching on modern trends, local products are well worth discovering directly through their producers.
In restaurants or at home, Hong Kong and Macau residents and visitors will be able to discover the great variety of wines, ingredients, traditional regional dishes and sweets of PROVENCE, ALPES, and CÔTE D’AZUR. Get ready for the culinary journey this May!