Local bon vivant Cassam Gooljarry is to receive one of France's highest honours for his 'far-reaching contributions in the areas of French wines, spirits, food and culture since 1962'. We assume this means that he is to be made an 'Officier de L'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur' for his years of importing and selling the country's epicurean delights, and not just for drinking and eating so much of it himself. He already has been made a 'Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur'. The ceremony will take place at the French consul-general's residence on March 11. A French government minister will travel to Hong Kong for the event. Gooljarry will then join four other Hongkongers who hold this select title. They are Peninsula boss Michael Kadoorie, Bank of East Asia's David Li Kwok-po, art patron T.T. Tsui and former chief executive Tung Chee-wah. Incidentally, in Hong Kong, France's highest honour - the 'Commander de L'Ordre National de la Legion D'Honneur' - belongs to two tycoons, Li Ka-shing and Stanley Ho Hung-sun.