From Sept. 28-29, you can get a “Taste of France” in Bryant Park. This free-of-charge event is open to those who want to learn more about French lifestyle, cuisine, wine and spirits, culture, and more.
Taste of France is a non-profit organization, with the mission to “promote the image of France, the Franco-American friendship, and to offer New Yorkers the ability to experience France in a brand new way,” according to a press release.
At the two-day festival you’ll be kept busy with more than 120 booths of French food, cosmetics, technology, artisans’ savoir-faire, and much more. A few of the top events include a hot air balloon, jet engine display, cooking demos, wine tastings and a demonstration of lavender being distilled. There will also be a French bulldog show, and quick French language lessons.
When it comes to food, you can expect some of the best French chefs to showcase both traditional and modern French dishes, with Daniel Boulud, Phillippe Bertineau, Laurent Marique, and Christian Delouvrier listed among the participants.
Some major sponsors include L’Oreal and AirFrance. L’Oreal will give complimentary makeup and advertise their newest products, while AirFrance will show how their global airline has influenced the aviation industry.