Foie gras in the spotlight at the 14th of July celebration in Brussels
Two days before the D-Day, France celebrated its National Day in Brussels on the occasion of a reception held in the magnificent Bozar art deco building, built by the renowned Belgian architect Victor Horta. Organised in collaboration with the Council of the New Aquitaine region, this prestigious event brought together many guests who were able to appreciate speeches delivered by the French high representatives, a musical program as well as local products. The New Aquitaine region being in the spotlight this year, South-West foie gras PGI (protected geographical indication)* was served for the pleasure of the guests’ taste buds. It was also an occasion to promote a product that is part of the French Protected Cultural and Gastronomic Heritage. “Europe must continue to support all our territories and the agricultural sector. On this national day, it is also these territories of our nation and the regions that we can celebrate,” concluded Isabelle Boudineau, Vice President of the Council of the New Aquitaine Region.
* The PGI is a European sign that guarantees the origin and quality of a product. South-West foie gras PGI (Chalosse, Gascony, Gers, Landes, Perigord, Quercy) offers the guarantee that the duck was raised and conditioned in the Southwest of France.