Goût de France (literally, “Good France”) is an annual event organized by the French diplomatic missions in host countries as a tribute to the excellence of French gastronomy culture worldwide.

Last March 6, 2018, during the press launch, French Ambassador to the Philippines Nicolas Galey said that, “French cuisine is more than just wine and cheese. It is about the precision of techniques, the freshness of ingredients, and the value of sharing a meal. There is so much that Filipinos can discover about French culinary traditions, and this is what Goût de France aims to offer. We want to make French food more accessible to Filipinos”

Gastronomy is a key driver in France’s tourist attractiveness and cultural outreach. So much so that the “gastronomic meal of the French” has been deemed worthy of inclusion on the UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage.

The event has over 3,000 chefs in 150 embassies over five continents. Among the participating chefs are 18 Filipinos who integrated a dish from their repertoire or inspired by its kitchen into the menu.

Team Sabaw was in attendance to taste a preview of the dishes, a peek into the finest French menu that will be served on the day of the event for the guests.

Take a look at just some of the mouthwatering dishes we got to taste on the menu and what some of the participating chefs said about their tasty creations.