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Lazenby’s Restaurant , Joins Worldwide Celebration of French Gastronomy

Lazenby’s On York Place, Bistro Restaurant in Scarborough, North Yorkshire joins worldwide celebration of French gastronomy.

On the 7 th March, Simon & Valérie Lazenby, owners of Lazenby’s on York Place Bistro Restaurant in Scarborough, were invited by the French Ambassador for the UK Mme. Sylive Bermann, along with the 24 other restaurants in the UK to launch and promote this year’s Good France / Goût de France event taking place around the world on the 21st March 2016.

Mme Bermann hosted a reception at her residence at Kensington Palace gardens, in front of the French and British press and top chefs from London and around the United Kingdom including Raymond Blanc.

Simon & Valérie Lazenby said:
“It’s an immense honour to be invited to the Ambassador’s residence to be part of this event and to be amongst such talented and interesting chefs and restaurateurs intent on passing on there flare, and passion for French Gastronomie. We are honoured to represent Scarborough, Yorkshire and the North Yorkshire Coast in this event.” 

On Monday 21 March 2016, Lazenby’s On York Place in Scarborough will for the second year running join 24 other UK restaurants and over 1,500 chefs from all five continents for a worldwide celebration of French food and drink.

The names of the participating restaurants were announced by the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, and three-Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse in Paris on 28 January 2016.  Goût de France/Good France is a global initiative supported by the French Foreign Ministry.

Taking place in restaurants and French embassies around the world, including the French Embassy in London, the event will showcase the vibrancy, creativity and innovation of French cuisine, while remaining true to the values of sharing, enjoyment and respect for good food and the planet.

At  Lazenby’s, Chef and owner Simon Lazenby and his wife Valérie have devised a special French gourmet menu which will be served to diners on 21 March 2016.

The special Goût de France/Good France menu being served on 21 March for dinner is:

  • Apéritif et amuses-bouche
  • Choice of 2 starters & choice of 2 mains
  • Options of French cheese 
  • Selection of homemade desserts

The menu price is £ 35. Which includes a donation per person to the Scarborough RNLI.

A selection of French wines will be highlighted on our wine list.

The French Ambassador to the UK, Sylvie Bermann, will host her own Goût de France/Good France dinner at the French Residence in Kensington, London, on 21 March.

Ambassador Bermann said:
“I am delighted that so many restaurants around the UK will be joining us on 21 March in this global celebration of French food and drink.

“Goût de France/Good France will be a chance like no other to savour some of the world’s finest gastronomy – from well-loved classics, to innovative new dishes and fusions, all of which showcase the best of French cooking today.”

The  participating restaurants around the UK are:

  • Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester (Mayfair, London), Chef: Jean-Philippe Blondet
  • Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons (Great Milton, Oxfordshire), Chef: Raymond Blanc 
  • Boundary Restaurant (Shoreditch, London), Chef: Michael Carter 
  • Brasserie Joel (Westminster, London), Chef: Walter Ishizuka
  • Escoffier (Westminster, London), Chef: Simon Stocker
  • Fleur De Sel (Edinburgh, Scotland), Chef: Anne-Laure Roger
  • L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (Covent Garden, London), Chef: Xavier Boyer
  • L’Escargot (Soho, London), Chef: James Tyrrell
  • L’Etranger (South Kensington, London), Chef: Chris Siomadis
  • La Garrigue (Edinburgh, Scotland), Chef: Jean-Michel Gauffre
  • Le Garrick (Covent Garden, London), Chef: Charles Lepelletier
  • Le Petit Nantais (East Molesey, Surrey), Chef: Jean-Philippe Gravier
  • Le Pont de la Tour (Tower Bridge, London), Chef: Frederick Forster
  • Les Deux Salons Restaurant (Trafalgar Square, London), Chef: Mathias Oberg
  • Maison Bleue (Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk), Chef: Pascal Canevet
  • Marianne (Notting Hill, London), Chef: Marianne Lumb
  • Mon Plaisir Restaurant (Covent Garden, London), Chef: François Jobard
  • Mosimann’s (Belgravia, London), Chef: Anton Mosimann
  • Pillars University of West London (Ealing, London), Chefs: Michael Coaker and Nathan Vasanthan
  • Rivea London (Knightsbridge, London), Chef: Alexandre Nicolas
  • Taste (Cumbernauld, Scotland),Chef: Paul Clark
  • The Clarendon Hotel (Hebden, North Yorkshire), Chef: Lionel Strub
  • The French Table (Surbiton, London), Chef: Eric Guignard
  • The Grill at the Dorchester (Mayfair, London), Chef: Christophe Marleix

Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Minister, said:
“The Goût de France/Good France event unites chefs from all horizons and from around the world on the same evening, with one shared goal: celebrating the excellence and creativity of French gastronomy.

“Gastronomy is part of France’s heritage and our identity, as was demonstrated by UNESCO in 2010 when it incorporated the “gastonomic meal of the French” into the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

“With this second Goût de France event, we invite the world to savour the taste of France.”

Chef Alain Ducasse said:
“We called upon all connoisseurs of great food – and they answered our call. Better still, even more countries and restaurants will be participating in this second edition of the event.

“That is the great success of this initiative, proving that French cuisine is borne by a powerful dynamic, because it speaks a language of generosity and humanism. The world needs this appetite for happiness.”

Twenty UK restaurants took part in the first ever Goût de France/Good France event on 19 March 2015, joining over 1,300 around the world. Restaurants taking part in the UK included local bistros to fine dining establishments, in locations including London, Yorkshire and Oxfordshire.

To book a table at  Lazenby’s On York Place On 21 March, please call 01723 373836 or by mail at

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