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A French evening raises money for Scarborough RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A French evening at Lazenby’s bistro in York Place raised £175 for Scarborough RNLI. Lazenby’s was one of 25 UK restaurants and many more around the world which took part in a global celebration of French gastronomy on 21 March.

The annual Goût de France / Good France event takes place in restaurants and French embassies - including the one in London - around the world.

It showcases 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.

Two weeks before this year’s event, Simon and Valérie Lazenby attended a reception at the French embassy in London, hosted by France’s UK ambassador, Sylvie Bermann. The other guests included Raymond Blanc.

Ambassador Bermann said: ‘I am delighted that so many restaurants around the UK joined us in this global celebration of French food and drink.

‘Goût de France / Good France was 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.’

Most of the participating restaurants were in London, which has a large population of people whose first language is French.

Besides Scarborough, the others outside London were in Great Milton, East Molesey, Bury St Edmunds, Hebden, Cumbernauld and Edinburgh.

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Colin Woodhead, who chairs Scarborough RNLI (right), accepts a cheque from Simon and Valérie Lazenby.

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