'Goût de France' is One Gastronomical Day When You Can Feast on Special French Food in Manila

Last week, Embassy of France launched Goût de France at the Champagne Room of the Manila Hotel. Once a year on March 21st, the world celebrates the biggest event to French gastronomy -- Goût de France ('Good France' in English).

For 2019, it will be Philippines' fifth year to participate in these à la française feasts, and for those who have been religiously following this annual food celebration, the embassy promises a grander offering:  we get the biggest lineup of food and chefs participating this March 21, 2019 for the biggest French feast all over the world.

 

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So save the date and say oui to all the delicious flavors of France (along with the rest of the world) at the fifth edition of Goût de France in the Philippines! Here are the 27 chefs and their participating establishments preparing special menus for the occasion! This year’s lineup of participants represents haute cuisine, bistros, culinary schools, and hotels and resorts:

  1. Chef Jacq Tan of Apero and Duck & Buvette
  2. Chef Ariel Manuel of Bistro Manuel
  3. Chef Didier Derouet of Café Adriana by Hill Station (Baguio City)
  4. Chef Gene Gonzalez of Café Ysabel
  5. Chef Konrad Walter of The Manila Hotel’s Champagne Room
  6. Chef Vicky Pacheco of Chateau 1771
  7. Chef Jessie Sincioco of Chef Jessie Rockwell Club
  8. Chef David Olyver Virrey of Eiffel Kubo (Malaybalay City)
  9. Chef Armand Lafare of Element Boutique Hotel
  10. Chef Martin Kaspar of L'Entrecôte Manila
  11. Chef Bruno Tirel of L'Epicerie Gourmande
  12. Chef Waya Araos-Wijangco of Gourmet Gypsy Art Café
  13. Chef Robert Lilja of Maria Luisa's Garden Room
  14. Chef Clément Damotte of La Mère Poulard Manila
  15. Chef John Louie Gonzaga of Milagritos Restaurant of TRYP  Hotel by Wyndham
  16. Chef Hervé Clair of Raffles Makati’s Mirèio
  17. Chef Trish Panlilio of Mulberry Door
  18. Chef Glenda Maupin of Petit Bistro
  19. Chef Justin Baradas of Enderun Colleges’ Restaurant 101
  20. Chef Marc Aubry of Sagana French Bistro
  21. Chef Jonathan Bouthiaux of Anya Resort Tagaytay’s Samira
  22. Chef Cocoy Ventura of SGD Coffee Roastery
  23. Chef Julien Cossé of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s Spiral Manila
  24. Chef Patrice Freuslon of Tauro Pintxos, Tapas, Wine Bar
  25. Chef Menoy Gimenez of Tito Chef Restaurant
  26. Chef Pierre Cornelis of Vatel Restaurant Manila
  27. Chef Richard Amado of La Vie Parisienne and La Vie in the Sky (Cebu City)

Truffle foam capuccino style
by Chef Jonathan Bouthiaux of Anya Resort Tagaytay’s Samira Grill

Each Chef has helmed a special set menu for the occasion, featuring their take on French cuisine and dishes that they created just for Goût de France this March 21 -- making this food event a very limited time affair. Reservations are highly recommended. So there's really a lot of restaurants to choose from and visit, and here's a peek into some of the dishes in store for you:

5-hour duck
by Chef Vicky Pacheco of Chateau 1771
Breaded camembert with red fruit jam
by Chef Clément Damotte of La Mère Poulard Manila
Brandade de morue au gratin
by Chef Jessie Sincioco of Chef Jessie Rockwell Club
Pan seared scallops on white asparagus with foie gras
by Chef Konrad Walter of The Manila Hotel’s Champagne Room
Tarte tatin with mulled red wine ice cream and sauce beurre noisette
by Chef Gene Gonzalez of Café Ysabel

To take part in the celebration, guests are invited to reserve ahead on their restaurant of choice by directly contacting any of the participating restaurants in Metro Manila, Tagaytay, Baguio City, Cebu City, and Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.

For more information on the participating restaurants and their respective menus, visit http://restaurateurs.goodfrance.com/en/participating-restaurants. For more Goût de France news and updates, follow the French Embassy on Facebook (/FrenchEmbassyManila), Twitter (@FrenchEmbassyPH), and Instagram (@FrenchEmbassyPH).

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