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Vietnam to host French culinary month

Hanoi, October 23 (VNA) - A series of culinary events and trade promotions will be held during “Un Mois En France” (One Month in France) programme in November. 

French products will be displayed at eight supermarket chains with 39 supermarkets in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, including Big C, Auchan, Aeon, Metro, Annam Gourmet, Giant, Satra and Aeon Fivimart. 

Booths will be set up at the supermarkets to introduce to customers products made from France as well as to demonstrate French cooking and food tastings.   

"Balade en France", the annual French food and wine festival, will be held from November 10-12 at Hotel Equatorial in HCM City’s District 5. 

The eight edition of the event will feature traditional French dishes, desserts and wine as well as music shows by French singers, musicians and dancers. 

Forty booths of 20 businesses will serve dishes and sell French products at the three-night event. The event will welcome 3,000 visitors. 

Beaujolais Nouveau, one of France’s most favourable festivals, will be held at the French Consul General Residence on November 16 and the garden of French Embassy in Hanoi on November 18. 

Eight French fine-dining restaurants will serve Beaujolais Nouveau red wine and French dishes. 

France will be featured at the Vietnam Foodexpo 2017, where French firms will showcase the country’s strong food sectors, including fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat, bakery and pastry, equipment and food processing technologies from November 15-18.