Tasting France in New York City

3438647253?profile=originalThe second Taste of France event went on this past weekend, and I feel fortunate to have taken part in the 2-day francophone festivities.

The many stands that filled Bryant Park this weekend provided one with the opportunity to explore the French culture through lifestyle, technology, fashion, beauty, cuisine, wine and spirits, tourism, culture, children and fun.


They weren't kidding when they advertised that, "the French of the world have united to give you a complete sensory experience of their motherland" -- a sensory experience was indeed provided, and not only for my taste buds, which ventured into the delicious land of French classics like macarons and delicious wine .





For the more adventurous folk, there was "le meilleur de la gastronomie française": brandade de morue, charcuterie, seafood from Marseille, among dozens of other delicious options.










And where do you leave behind the adorable kids posing with berets and mustaches beside an enormous 'butter-filled' recreation of La Tour Eiffel? - Or the dozens of French Bulldogs?

All in all, what a wonderfully delicious taste of France!



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  • Le Taste of France overall was fun, however, I didn't get the Apéritif à la française. First, you have to have registered (which I have) but why exclude other people to promote the cocktails. One thing I like about the French culture is that it's very welcoming generally. I understand that the other tent events had a fee but it included drinks and/or food. But with the aperitif, one just have to purchase with the mariannes Second, those clipboard girls are snooty. WTF? They're making it like the event is SUPER VIP. It was a very unwelcoming experience, unlike the rest of the Le Taste of France's events. I had a better time, food, and drinks outside of the tent and in the rest of the festival than the one at Apéritif à la française. Ruined the experience for me and what Le Taste of France and the French culture was trying to convey.
  • What a fabulous event! My coworker and I had close to 100 E. Harlem high school students from our French classes. They loved it! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who made this such a success!


  • I had a good time there yesterday.

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