French GourMay is the one and only major festival in Hong Kong and Macau dedicated to gastronomy à la française, organised under the umbrella of French May Arts Festival. French cuisine is one of the few UNESCO-listed culinary cultures. Each year, we celebrate the unique culinary treasure in collaboration with one French region.
Mr. Alexandre Giorgini
Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau
French GourMay Food & Wine Festival, organised by Business France and in partnership with French May Arts Festival and Consulate of France in Hong Kong & Macau, has been one of the greatest gastronomic events in Asia since its inception in 2009.
Over the last decade, we have been voyaging through different French regions. The 13th edition of French GourMay, celebrates the theme of “Rhômantic Bistronomy” by presenting accessible and scrumptious menus paired with a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine. Heritage, terroir and quality are what define the wines from Côtes du Rhône, one of the oldest winegrowing regions in France. Let’s enjoy the endless possibilities of food and wine pairing with your loved ones and friends!
Throughout the whole month of May, I invite you to taste haute cuisine or bistronomy, to try classic traditional recipes and chefs' creativity at our partner restaurants, and to pick a bottle of Côtes du Rhône wine at our partner merchants.
Everyone has his own definition of “Romance”, but we can all agree that food and wine pairing is the perfect marriage on a table. Alors, enjoy the edible romance with French GourMay 2022!
This year, for the 13th edition of French GourMay Food & Wine Festival, we are very happy to be presenting our Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages wines to illustrate French gastronomy and the excellence of French regional products in Hong Kong and Macao.
Hong Kong is one of our historical Asian markets and we find it important to partner with such a prestigious event as French GourMay Food and Wine Festival to put our wines and our region into the spotlight that they well deserve.
Hongkongers who have visited the southeast of France will remember fondly the landscapes and the many hillside villages that make our region unique and attractive. This beautiful scenery, the rich and varied terroirs that border the Rhône River are the cradle of our Côtes du Rhône wines, thanks to the exceptional terroirs under the Mediterranean sun and in the Mistral Wind. Most famous for full bodied, generous and spicy red blends of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, our appellations also offer delicate whites and fruity rosés, hidden gems just waiting to be discovered!
In view of the challenges ahead (climatic, environmental, societal), numerous wineries and domaines of Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages are more committed to respecting the environment, and the local flora and fauna, for the generations to come.
All of our 6,400 winegrowers and winemakers have one common objective: to make the very best wines from vineyard to bottle, while respecting the environment.
During these 4 weeks this May, more than 100 partners, from importers to distributors, restaurants, or retailers, will be showcasing Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages, giving all the consumers in town the opportunity to rediscover our wines! We can’t wait to show Hong Kong and Macau what we are all about!
Mr. Philippe Pellaton
President of Inter Rhône
Mr. Dane Cheng
Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board
Salut mes amis! Known by the world as a “culinary paradise”, Hong Kong is one destination where you can enjoy delicacies from all over the world in one go. Among Hong Kong’s diverse culinary experiences, French gastronomy is highly celebrated by local gourmet aficionados. The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is happy to support French GourMay of this year’s French May again to bring the unique French gastronomic culture to you.
Hong Kong’s unique East-meets-West culinary experience has long been one of our most remarkable tourism appeals, which will certainly bring about a unique chemistry when fused with arts and culture. It is heartening to know that French GourMay is dedicated to making gastronomic philosophies accessible to everyone by blending culture and everyday life – unboxing the art on the plate. This will undoubtedly allow us to enjoy art not only visually or audibly, but also tastefully.
Therefore, I would like to thank Business France and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau for organising this spectacular event, which allows us to find joy in everyday life through the French culinary culture while strengthening Hong Kong’s reputation as an international culinary paradise and exchange centre of arts and culture.
Once again, I would like to extend my invitation to every art and food lover to immerse yourself in the culinary journey offered by French GourMay, and savour France on your tongue!