On Thursday, March 19th, more than 1,300 restaurants in 150 countries across five continents will celebrate French gastronomy by featuring French meals that will pay tribute to a living kitchen, open and innovative, and mindful of both the planet and eating well.
Here in Senegal, three restaurants have chosen to meet the challenge of this global event under the banners of sharing and conviviality.
Dakar’s participating restaurants:
Le Cozy – Chef Mohamed Haidar (see menu below)
Le Terrou Bi – Chef Stéphane Loquin
And in Mbour:
Allo Chef ô Mille Délices – Chef Amy Ndiaye
While each of the chefs in these establishments will develop and offer a menu « à la française » made from fresh seasonal products from the local terroir, they are also free to include elements of their own cultural cuisines.
The menu « à la française » will include a traditional French apéritif, a cold starter, a hot starter, a fish or seafood course, a meat/poultry course, a French cheese or selection of cheeses, a chocolate dessert, French wines and digestif. The price for the menu is at the discretion of the restaurant and each one is encouraged to donate 5% of sales to a local NGO working towards respect and health of the environment.
Le Cozy’s Menu for March 19th
Foie gras et pastrami de Bœuf, champagne fraise et melon
Saumon, avocat, betterave, vue et revue chez nous !
Cappuccino de crustacés, chips et écume d’agrume
Dos de Turbo aux olives, jus de poivron, purée d’ail, douce
Carré de Boeuf, croquettes parmentière et jus de Veau au poivre noir
Triangle de Brie, cracotte au parmesan et marmelade de tomate
Rôti au chocolat noir, jus aux 3 saveurs