French restaurants have been beaten by the Covid-19 pandemic

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, Jowharstands in solidarity with industries hard hit by the crisis. After devoting a day of coverage to the struggling cultural sector – obsessed with the closure of museums and cinemas and a long break from live performances – Jowharfocuses on another industry that is normally part of France’s raison d’être: its restaurants.

As restaurateurs in France see the horizon to resume their facilities retreating further afield – not foreseen before mid-February, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday – Jowharshows French cuisine in all its forms and flavors, with reports and interviews a industry that is hungry to return to business as usual.

French food industry during pandemic: Restaurants forced to close for months by forced closure

FRANCE 24’s James André discovers the challenges facing Paris’ restaurateurs and the help they receive to avert the closure for good.

“It’s all about survival”: French restaurants remain closed until at least mid-February

Aurélien Pasquier has owned Caminito Cabaret for six years and opened a second restaurant just before the pandemic struck. With Covid-19 lockdown, sales are reduced by 60 percent and the focus every day is on survival. FRANCE 24’s Héloïse Mélan, Erika Olavarria and Fraser Jackson report.

“It’s all about survival”: French restaurants remain closed until at least mid-February

‘It’s deeply frustrating,’ says the owner of a British brasserie in Paris in the middle of the Covid-19 lockdown.

“We’ve lost a lot of money,” said Oliver Woodhead, owner of L’Entente, Le British Brasserie, in central Paris. “And do not forget, this came precisely because of the general strike here in France, for two months … Paris was very deflated.” He tells Jowharthat the French state has been “more than generous” to restaurateurs struggling along this difficult stretch.

“It’s deeply frustrating,” says British brasserie owner in Paris in the middle of locking Covid-19

The pandemic’s impact on French food, the tourism industry

FRANCE 24s Christopher Moore is in the Paris area of ​​Montmartre to tell more about the effect of perpetual uncertainty on restaurateurs as the pandemic continues.

The pandemic’s impact on French food, the tourism industry