Korean foodfest a sell-out in Paris
8 November 2007, PARIS - A nine-course Korean foodfest in Paris, aimed at giving the French palate a taste of its traditional royal cuisine, is a sell-out, the country's cultural attache said Wednesday.
8 November 2007
PARIS - A nine-course Korean foodfest in Paris, aimed at giving the French palate a taste of its traditional royal cuisine, is a sell-out, the country's cultural attache said Wednesday.
The nine-day food bonanza, steamed and sizzled up by one of the country's top chefs in UNESCO's panoramic top-floor restaurant, offered nine courses of traditional fare for 35 euros until mid-November. But the 700 meals on offer are all booked out, said Suh Young-Chul.
"Korean cuisine is spreading across Asia but is not well known in Western countries," he told AFP. "We chose to bring it to France because it is the heart of cuisine."
There are some 60 Korean restaurants in Paris, a bite-size compared to the number of Vietnamese or Japanese eateries in the city.
On the nine-course menu was "Sinseollo", a "royal" stew of meats, nuts and vegetables, as well as "Gujeolpan", known as the nine delights and of course the country's staple spicy fermented cabbage, "Kimchi" -- of which it is said "A man can live without a wife but not without kimchi."
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