French GourMay is the one and only major festival in Hong Kong and Macau dedicated to gastronomy à la française
In 2021, French GourMay celebrates its 12th Anniversary: over the years French GourMay has been gaining its acclaim and reputation as the largest campaign to celebrate French wine and gastronomy culture in Hong Kong and Macau. Organised under the umbrella of Le French May Arts Festival, it has become a popular event supported by French wine and food lovers and adventurous gourmets.
Every year French GourMay presents to you a distinct French region and its special delicacies. In 2021, we showcase a food-art journey in all the regions of France and accompanied by delightful food and wine.
During the whole month of May this year, more than 120 partners – Michelin-starred chefs, 56 restaurants, as well as 34 food and wine importers, 26 retailers and 10 learning centres in Hong Kong and Macau – will join hands to in French GourMay 2021 by creating dedicated surrealism menus, wine tastings, promotions and workshops.
The Festival will hold a closing event with Traditional French Market at Nina Mall from May 28th to 30th (free admission).
FRENCH GOURMAY 2021 – A TASTE OF SURREALISM EDITION
FRENCH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL - MAY 2021
1 THEME: In 2021, French GourMay takes your for a food-art journey, by partnering with a taste of surrealism
4 WEEKS OF PROMOTION: Enjoy surrealism menus, wine tastings, promotions and workshops
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Mr Alexandre Giorgini
Consul General of France
in Hong Kong and Macau
MESSAGE BY THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE IN HONG KONG AND MACAU
French GourMay Food & Wine Festival, organized by Business France and in partnership with French May Arts Festival and Consulate of France in Hong Kong & Macau, has been one of the largest French gourmet festivals in Asia since its inception in 2009.
France is the first country to have its gastronomy placed on UNESCO’s list of the world's intangible heritages. Every year in May, we deliver the finest wines and delicacies from a designated region of France to Hong Kong and Macau for a whole month.
Despite the challenging situation, French GourMay embraces its 12th edition this year. As French three Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno said, “Gastronomy has become global, and it is important that French cuisine is carried by chefs”. We would like to thank and support our partners over the years; to invite everyone to share “joie de vivre” (Joy of Life) by exploring French gastronomic heritages through the lens of surrealism with our extensive network of partners (restaurants, retail shops, importers and educational institutes in Hong Kong and Macau.
In addition, the authentic French Traditional Gourmet Market will be back in Nina Tower of the bustling Tsuen Wan district from May 28 – 30. Join us to enjoy performances curated by French May Arts Festival and shopping experience presented by French GourMay Food & Wine Festival.
A très bientôt! See you soon!
Mr Dane Cheng
Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board
Message from Mr Dane Cheng, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, to French GourMay 2021
To promote Hong Kong’s rich arts and culture offerings, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) launches “Arts in Hong Kong” in May. French GourMay 2021 is one of the highlights that the HKTB supports.
With its theme echoing the “Art of Flavours” programme under “Arts in Hong Kong”, French GourMay 2021 takes us through a food-art journey by pairing gourmet with a taste of surrealism from art masters including Pablo Picasso, René Magritte and Salvador Dalí. For every type of foodie, this unconventional artistic gastronomic event will have something to satisfy your appetite.
Art and food can bring people closer together spiritually and emotionally. I would like to thank Business France and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau for organising this spectacular event, which reaches all walks of life. French GourMay 2021 has certainly added to the variety of Hong Kong’s art and cultural scene, and continues to strengthen Hong Kong’s status as an international culinary paradise and art hub.
Arts and culture are among the core experiences that the HKTB strives to promote. Therefore, I would like to extend my invitation to every art and food lover to embark on the multicultural adventure of “Arts in Hong Kong” and savour the delights offered in French GourMay 2021. I am confident that, resonating with the objective of the HKTB’s “Holiday at Home” platform, the experience from “Arts in Hong Kong” and French GourMay 2021 will allow you to discover Hong Kong’s beauty more deeply and passionately.