For those who attended Taste of France in Bryant Park last weekend, you already know what a blast the event was. Any of you who missed it should join us next year!
This short video interview with Ariane posted at The Daily Meal gives a good overview of the event, as does our highlights album below (full album can be seen on our Facebook page). Vive la France!
The world’s largest event dedicated to France will be taking place at Bryant Park in New York City on Saturday, Sept. 28 – Sunday, Sept. 29. Of course D’Artagnan will be there serving food and working with the cadre of chefs involved.
There will be food, wine, music, fashion, chef demos, literary figures, a French bulldog contest, fun for the kids, prizes and much, much more…we hope to see you there!
Learn about Taste of France here and visit the Facebook page for details about specific events. Follow the Twitter hashtag #TasteofFrance.
- Ariane and others involved in Taste of France rang the opening bell at NASDAQ on 9/19. Click photo to watch the video.
Last Sunday we hosted the 8th annual Duckathlon in the Meatpacking District of NYC. In our infamous event, chefs compete in a culinary obstacle course that takes them through hot eateries, dark bars and the diverse shops at the Chelsea Market. The competition was stiff, and we had a fantastic turnout of teams, sponsors and judges. Check out a few of our photos below… and check our Facebook page for more pics. And stay tuned – the video is coming soon!
Best dressed: Felix Restaurant
3rd place: Le Maitres Cuisiniers “Team Clement”
2nd place: Le Bernardin “Fish Heads”
1st place: Annisa “The Foie Freedom Fighters”
Participating Teams included:
Annisa, Delicatessen/Macbar, Commerce Restaurant, Daniel, Le Bernardin, wichcraft, Archibald’s Kitchen (City of NY), Felix Restaurant, Ninety Acres, Rob’s Bistro, Le Maitres Cuisiniers, Oceana, Taste of France, Mirabelle at the Three Village Inn, Bistro Vendome and a team from Restaurant Associates.
Judges: David Burke, Barbara Lynch, Jessica B. Harris, Adam Gopnik, Nicole Peyrafitte
Special thanks to our generous sponsors!
Baron Francois, Biergarten at The Standard, Bobolink Dairy, Bowery Kitchen Supplies, Buon Italia, Canelés de Céline, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, Chateau de Laubade, Chelsea Market Baskets, Chelsea Wine Vault, Colicchio & Sons, Dickson’s Farmstand Meats, Doughnuttery, Fat Witch Bakery, Harney & Sons Fine Teas, Hogs & Heifers, L’Arte Del Gelato, Lucy’s Whey, Macelleria, Manhattan Fruit Exchange, RdV Lounge, Robert Kacher Selections, St. Canut Farms, Sixpoint, Vermont Creamery, Volvic
And big thanks to all our volunteers!
Le Taste of France is a national celebration of French culture that culminates with a big weekend event (Le Show) in NYC on September 29 & 30. D’Artagnan is proud to participate as a sponsor, and will be serving savory treats at Le Show. We invite you to come out, meet and mingle, sample dishes from some great chefs, sip French wines, buy French wares, learn to play pétanque and join in the general joie de vivre.
But never fear, if you are not in NYC and want a taste of France, many of our restaurant clients around the country will be playing along. They will offer a special D’Artagnan duck dish on the menu from September 20-30, and will show their French spirit in unique ways. So put on your beret and find a restaurant near you to join in the fun. Check our map for participating restaurants. And please take photos of the duck dishes and share them on our Facebook page. We’ll be doing the same!