NEW YORK (CBSNew York) – The French Consulate in New York is mobilizing to help French companies hard hit by the COVID crisis.
As CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reports, an educational wine tasting in Midtown with France’s best sommelier of 2018 and the French Consul General is one of the many events organized in the New York area for “Good France Week” .
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This year, the Consul General highlights the Center-Val de Loire region of the country. It produces five different variations of goat cheese, truffles, asparagus and a wide selection of wines.
Until October 22, there are tastings, documentary screenings on how female chefs are redefining gastronomy and a campaign to support local French businesses.
The consulate has a map on its website of participating restaurants, bars, grocery stores, stores, and bakeries in the tri-state area.
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In New York City alone, there are 183 French restaurants, including Le Rivage along the restaurant row.
“As the French say, everything in moderation,” said chef-owner Paul Denamiel. “Despite everything, I have never remained closed. I wanted to make sure we were showing a positive force in the neighborhood.
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This all culminates on Friday when the consul hosts a special dinner at the Renaissance-era chateau at the consulate with five French guests. All guests must present proof of vaccination as well as a valid photo ID.
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