For a new start in 2021...
All our wishes accompany each member of our beautiful association.
In 2021, let us make this quote from Jean Cocteau our own:
"To be is to be there.
To live is to enjoy being there."
We had been expecting it for a few days without really believing it: France is reconfining itself.
This historic pandemic is shaking up our lives personally, professionally and socially.
And of course the life of our restaurants, our Grandes Tables.
Now is the time for solidarity, respect and commitment to health and safety, while we await for better days.
When many European countries are restricting restaurant hours or even closing them as in Belgium, we would like with my fellow members of the board to say how much we care about the dire situation many of our members are faced with. We’re also thinking of all restaurateurs who have to deal with this enormous and unprecedented challenges. We would also have in mind our Customers who keep showing us so much support, demonstrating the strength of fine dining. We’re left optimistic about our future and we keep faith to face this uncertain times.
These is an historic time. A time when panic can overcome reason. Many of us around the world are being impacted by this unprecedented health crisis. And all of you restaurateurs are among the first to be affected.
It is with great emotion that we think of all our friendly members in Italy, China, Belgium, Spain, France, the United States and all over the world who have had to close their establishments. We hope that this crisis will give rise to new projects and new ideas. But for now, we send you all the courage we can to overcome this situation. "We are at war", but we will continue to create. Trust that light can come out of the darkest events...
On Monday, January 27th, the association Les Grandes Tables du Monde gathered its members at the Pavillon Ledoyen, to unveil its 2020 guide as well as its new members: 13 this year, 12 of which outside of France. Overview.