A France-Vietnam cuisine festival opened at September 23 Park in Ho Chi Minh City on December 14 as the biggest street event of its kind to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

The two-day event showcased 30 booths of French agricultural products and high-quality food imported or produced in Vietnam.
Addressing the opening ceremony on December 14, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem said the event wrapped up the French Year in Vietnam and is set to open the Vietnamese Year in France in 2014.

According to Jean Noel Poirier, French Ambassador to Vietnam , the feast aims to introduce his country’s specialties to Vietnamese locals, contributing to boosting the two countries’ cultural exchange and economic links.

The show drew the participation of as many as 50 local bread makers and included a bread making contest. The winner will represent Vietnam to attend the Bakery World Cup in Paris in 2016.

In spotlight were also an outdoor music show entitled “Bonjour Vietnam ” and an exhibition of made-of-bread sculpture items.-VNA