are joining 1,000 chefs worldwide
to promote French cuisine
in 150 countries
France brings gastronomy and tourism together as 11 chefs from 10 restaurants in Manila and Cebu joining 1,000 others all over the world in serving a special French menu on March 21, 2016 in celebration of Goût de France / Good France.
FRANCE AS THE WORLD'S
TOP TOURIST DESTINATION
In 2015, France attracted over 83 million foreign tourists, making it once again the leading tourist destination in the world. Of these international arrivals, many tourists mentioned food and wine as reasons for choosing to visit France.
This rich gastronomic heritage was recognized when the “gastronomic meal of the French” was included in UNESCO’s Intanglible Cultural Heritage List in 2010. Moreover, the French tourism industry accounts for around 7% of it’s annual GDP, making it a key contributor to France’s economic growth.
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ABOUT THE GOUT DE FRANCE
This recognition of the interrelation between tourism and gastronomy is the spirit behind Goût de France / Good France. Goût de France / Good France in the world.
Goût de France / Good France was launched by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and chef Alain Ducasse in 2015 with the aim of highlighting the culinary tradition of France, which values high-quality, innovative, and environmentally responsible cuisine, while promoting France as a prime destination for tourists.
THE WORLD'S BEST FRENCH RESTAURANTS
Last year, chefs and restaurateurs from all over the world were screened and chosen by a committee of experts led by Alain Ducasse to offer a French menu in their restaurants with a traditional French aperitif, a cold starter, a hot starter, fish or shellfish, meat or poultry, a French cheese (or cheeseboard), a dessert, and French wines and digestifs, while remaining free to highlight their own culinary traditions and cultures.
These menus will be served to the public on March 21, 2016 – 1 French dinner prepared by 1,000 chefs from 150 countries all over the world.
THE BEST FRENCH RESTAURANTS
IN THE PHILIPPINES
In the Philippines, following the screening process, 10 restaurants were selected to participate in Goût de France 2016:
Chef Julian Koeberl
Le Bistro d'Agathe
Chef Michel Herbert
Bizu Patisserie & Bistro
Chef Alexander Tanco
Champêtre Boutique & Restaurant
Chef Marc Aubry
Chef Cyrille Soenen
Chef Kevin Endaya
Enderun College's Restaurant 101
Chef Justin Baradas
Sofitel’s Spiral Manila
Chefs Denis Vecchiato & Paul Cottanceau-Pocard
Hotel Benilde's Vatel Restaurant
Chef Pierre Cornelis
Goût de France / Good France also reaches Cebu for the first time with the participation of La Maison Rose with Chef Adrien Guerrey.