Explore Mouthwatering French Cuisines and Wines at Goût de France This June

Goût de / Good France, introduced in 2015 by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in partnership with Chef Alain Ducasse, is back in the Philippines this June 2024!

Opening on Saturday, June 1, with a Weekend Market and a festival of French gastronomy offered in some of the finest dining restaurants in the country, prepared by the best French and Filipino chefs, it will provide Filipinos the opportunity to experience or discover some of the most iconic specialties of French cuisine.

Mirèio and Brasserie Sagana

Photo: Mirèio and Brasserie Sagana

On June 1 and 2, the Goût de France Street market will offer residents and visitors of Makati a taste of French street food, crêpes, pastries, and other delights together with wines, liqueurs, coffees, and other beverages on the tree-lined Paseo Avenue along Ayala Triangle, the new address of the French Embassy to the Philippines (and Micronesia). 

The public will be entertained and introduced to the preparation of some French dishes as chefs and apprentice chefs from Enderun, partner of the Ecole Ducasse in Manila, will conduct cooking demonstrations. 

Meanwhile, with Paris hosting the Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games this year, celebrating Gastronomy and Sports, Goût de France will treat runners and bikers on Car-Free Sunday, June 2 on Ayala Avenue to a French breakfast of croissants and coffee at the French Market. To further entertain the public, a traditional race of waiters is being organized on a Sunday afternoon.

Some 20 French restaurants and major hotels are participating in Goût de France by offering a special Goût de France Menu for the whole week until Sunday, June 9.

A dégustation of wines from the Maison Bukana will also take place on June 13 at the Marketplace Supermarket in Edsa Shangri-la Plaza, in Mandaluyong, coordinated by the French Chamber of Commerce. Nadine Lustre and Christophe Bariou will present their produce.

Training new chefs in the Philippines, the Enderun Ecole Ducasse and Cordon Bleu will offer one-day special cooking classes for individuals eager to learn how to make a basic beef bourguignon, a typical French pastry, or maybe a full-course meal!

Filipinos eat out frequently and always find time to celebrate. Goût de France provides a special occasion to go out and dine in your favorite restaurants or discover new ones.

Book a table now! Bon appétit!