Truffle markets in Provence and Périgord
November 2021 - March 2022
It's nicknamed the black diamond - and no other fungus delights connoisseurs with its powerful fragrance and subtle aroma quite as much as this one. The truffle is the secret ingredient in many refined French dishes, beloved by top chefs. Admire this edible jewel on market stalls in Vaucluse (Provence) and the Dordogne Valley from mid-November until the end of March, when truffle season is in full swing. In Carpentras, Richerenches, Lalbenque and Cuzance as well as in Sarlat, you can smell them, weigh them and barter - surrounded by professionals with a good nose! Pick up advice and recipe ideas too.
The French Overseas Territories' Food Show
28-30 January 2022
Sunshine and exotic food in the depths of winter? This is what the Francophone Overseas Gastronomy Fair has offered in Paris every year since 2014. For this one weekend in January, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Reunion, St-Martin, St-Barthelemy, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon and Wallis and Futuna bring the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles to life. Awash with flavours from all corners of the globe, towers of fruit, colourful dishes and spices, the show is a great way to explore the foodie heritage of these French overseas departments and territories.
Find out more about the show (French only)
Le Grand Repas
21 October 2021
Conviviality, sharing, curiosity and pleasure. These are some of the values of the Grand Repas, an event initiated in 2016 in the Loire Valley and then extended throughout France in 2019. The concept is simple: a unique regional menu designed by a local chef based on local, seasonal produce is served in each of the participating regions. This year, the national patron of the event is three-Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic. She will be accompanied by a sponsored chef in each region.
Find out more about Le Grand Repas (French only)