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Le Cordon Bleu News, 03/11/2010
21st French Film Festival in Cork, Ireland
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A sumptuous gala evening of fine cuisine and cinema

The 21st Cork French Film festival organized by the Alliance Française in Cork, Ireland took place on March 5th, and showcased fine cuisine and cinema. During the gala dinner held at the Balllymaloe House restaurant, André Cointreau, President of Le Cordon Bleu and guest of honor at the event, presented an honorary diploma to Myrtle Allen, founder of the Ballymaloe cookery school in Cork, for her efforts promoting good food which have been remarkable in Ireland, Europe and globally.


The blockbuster film “Julie & Julia” starring Meryl Streep in the role of the celebrated American Chef Julia Child was projected as a finale to this glorious evening.

French Film Festival Cork

Nora Callanan, Alliance Française de Cork, Andre Cointreau, President of Cordon Bleu, presenting an honorary diploma to Myrtle Allen, Ballymaloe House, identical to one presented to Meryl Streep for her role in the film, "Julie & Julia", with Yvon Roe D'Albert, French Ambassador to Ireland, and Helene Duquin, Director, Alliance Francaise de Cork.

French Film Festival Cork

André Cointreau, President of Le Cordon Bleu, chats with Myrtle Allen, Ballymaloe House, at the Cork French Film Festival

 

French Film Festival Cork

André Cointreau, Président of Le Cordon Bleu, with Helene Duquin, Director, Alliance Francaise de Cork

at the Cork French Film Festival.

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