Goût de France celebrated across the UK

The annual celebration of French gastronomy Goût de France / Good France takes places across the UK with a VIP reception held at the Ambassador’s Residence

London, 21 March 2016

The French Embassy celebrated Goût de France with a VIP reception at the Ambassador’s Residence attended by a host of names from international relations, politics, media and sport.

Guests included Prince Michael of Kent, Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb, Culture Secretary John Whittingdale, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General Matt Hancock, Labour MP Tristram Hunt, Arsène Wenger, David Ginola, The Times editor John Witherow, Financial Times editor Lionel Barber and journalist Rachel Johnson.

In her speech at the event, Ambassador Bermann said:

"More than 1,700 chefs on five continents, from New York to Tokyo [...] are taking part in Goût de France. At this very moment in the UK 25 chefs, from local bistros to fine dining establishments, are serving special French gourmet menus."

Guests were treated to a four-course French dinner cooked by Michelin-starred guest chefs Pascal Aussignac and Eric Chavot, and the French Embassy’s chef Gilles Quillot. Dishes included Spring Tulips, prepared by Pascal Aussignac, roasted veal fillet with black truffle, Sarladaise potatoes and white asparagus, prepared by Gilles Quillot, and pistachio pot de crème with Guanaja chocolate, prepared by Eric Chavot.

The event was supported by cheese manufacturer Androuet, cookware companies Mauviel and Staub, Renault, Pernod Ricard, chocolatiers Valrhona and Michelin. Draw prizes included a Phantom speaker by French audio firm Devialet and a dinner for four from private chef booking platform La Belle Assiette.

To download the full menu from the gala dinner click here.


Goût de France 2016

Read the full list of UK restaurants who took part in Goût de France/Good France below:

The participating UK restaurants were:

• Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester (Mayfair, London)
Chef: Jean-Philippe Blondet
• Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons (Great Milton, Oxfordshire)
Chef: Raymond Blanc
• Boundary Restaurant (Shoreditch, London)
Chef: Harry Faddy
• Brasserie Joel (Westminster, London)
Chef: Walter Ishizuka
• Escoffier (Westminster, London)
Chef: Simon Stocker
• L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (Covent Garden, London)
Chef: Jeremy Page
• L’Escargot (Soho, London)
Chef: James Tyrrell
• L’Etranger (South Kensington, London)
Chef: Chris Siomadis
• La Garrigue (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Chef: Jean-Michel Gauffre
• Lazenby’s on York Place (Scarborough, North Yorkshire)
Chef: Simon Lazenby
• Le Garrick (Covent Garden, London)
Chef: Charles Lepelletier
• Le Petit Nantais (East Molesey, Surrey)
Chef: Jean-Philippe Gravier
• Les Deux Salons Restaurant (Trafalgar Square, London)
Chef: Andy Nolan
• Maison Bleue (Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk)
Chef: Pascal Canevet
• Marianne (Notting Hill, London)
Chef: Marianne Lumb
• Mon Plaisir Restaurant (Covent Garden, London)
Chef: François Jobard
• Mosimann’s (Belgravia, London)
Chef: Anton Mosimann
• Pillars University of West London (Ealing, London)
Chefs: Michael Coaker and Nathan Vasanthan
• Rivea London (Knightsbridge, London)
Chef: Alexandre Nicolas
• Taste (Cumbernauld, Scotland)
Chef: Paul Clark
• The Clarendon Hotel (Hebden, North Yorkshire)
Chef: Lionel Strub
• The Escoffier (Bournemouth, Dorset).
Chef: Christophe Baffos
• The French Table (Surbiton, London)
Chef: Eric Guignard
• The Grill at the Dorchester (Mayfair, London)
Chef: Christophe Marleix
• The Clink Restaurant, Brixton

Published on 17/02/2017

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