For this fourth edition, Goût de France will involve French embassies abroad and the chefs from some 3,000 participating restaurants around the world. They will all offer “French menus” on the same day, Wednesday 21 March 2018.
This unique global event is held on 5 continents in over 150 countries.
French gastronomy is one of the key drivers of France’s attractiveness and cultural outreach. The wealth of France’s cuisine and the inclusion of the “gastronomic meal of the French” on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage make France a unique destination offering a wide variety of ever-changing gastronomic experiences.
In 2018, Goût de France / Good France wished to shine a spotlight on a region, Nouvelle Aquitaine. A melting pot for outstanding French wines, with the global brand of Bordeaux as the figurehead for the whole region, Nouvelle Aquitaine has a rich variety of food and wine experiences. The products of Nouvelle Aquitaine will therefore be showcased in the menus served in a selection of restaurants in France and abroad.
"Traditional or modern, there is only one cuisine... good cuisine."
Alain Ducasse also wanted this year’s event to be an opportunity to pay tribute to Paul Bocuse with the participating chefs having the opportunity to include one of Paul Bocuse’s dishes or a dish inspired by him in their menus.
In Hong Kong & Macau, 12 restaurants are taking part in the campaign and will serve a Good France menu from 18 to 25 March 2018. In the video below, their chefs describe what French gastronomy means to them in one word.
Inspired by his native Brittany, Chef Stéphane Guillas has created for AOC Eat & Drink a menu of typical casual French dishes that customers can enjoy with wines sold at the same price as at Winebeast retail shop. With the casual atmosphere, you will find yourself being transported to a charming café somewhere in France.
To celebrate Goût de France / Good France 2018, Chef Stéphane Guillas proposes a lunch menu featuring delicious casual French regional dishes at HKD98, offering a selection of superb wines from the best French terroirs, enjoy a glass of house wine at HKD48 from our partner winemakers.
G/F, 15 McGregor Street, Wanchai
Tel: 2479 6833
Brasserie on the Eighth features an array of all-time favourite French-continental dishes prepared a la minute at the open kitchen, making it a perfect venue for lunch or a casual evening with friends over a glass of wine.
Celebrating this year Goût de France, Brasserie on the Eighth Specialty Chef Daniel will present a 4-course degustation dinner menu at HK$830* per person, drawing inspiration from classic French cooking. Pair the menu with a fine selection of French wines with a special supplement specially selected by hotel sommelier team.
Level 8, Conrad Hong Kong,
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway,
Tel: 2822 8803
Truly French classics, Chez Raymond de Paris is offering a variety of Classic French dishes through the year according to seasons and inspiration: Tournedos Rossini, Challans Blood Duck, Raclette and Fondue with cheeses from best French mongers are few of what you will find on our menu! All paired with wine from small independent wine makers.
G/F, 183D, Po Tung Road,
Sai Kung, N.T.
Tel: 6484 1400
DALLOYAU is the only maison de gastronomie serving the Palace of Versailles royal court since 1682. The brand’s first bistro in Hong Kong presents a full range of French comfort cuisine on top of its world-famous pastries and exquisite desserts. Balancing timeless elegance with modern flair, this elegant bistro offers a unique Parisian dining experience for guests to enjoy the bon vivant way of life.
Shop 325B, L3,
Pacific Place, Admiralty
Tel: 3185 8391
The best in French fine dining can be found at the Michelin-starred ÉPURE, where Executive Chef Nicolas Boutin channels seasonal ingredients from France into an elegant array of modern dishes. Going hand-in-hand with French cuisine, ÉPURE also offers a magnificent collection of wines and an interior design by the internationally renowned firm of Yabu Pushelberg, taking guests on a quintessentially French journey of luxurious epicurism with its tasteful decor, meticulous presentation of dishes and attentive service.
Shop 403, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City,Tsim Sha Tsui,
Fleur de Sel is a French Restaurant specialised in Brittany Crepes and opened since 2010 in Causeway Bay. Fleur De Sel was launched by French chef Gregory who has been in HK for 14 years. He was the chef of French Consulate in Hong Kong and has also worked at Robuchon in Macau.
Shop 2J, Po Foo Building,
Foo Ming Street, Causeway Bay
Passionate Chef Johan Ducroquet’s creative menu of French modern cuisine with wine pairing suggestions, changes every 8 weeks to offer gourmands a variety of delicious dishes. At Le Bistro Winebeast, customers can drink any wine from the adjoining Winebeast cellar, at retail price, as if they were drinking at home.
To celebrate Goût de France / Good France 2018, Chef Johan Ducroquet proposes a four-course tasting menu featuring the most delicious dishes of France at HKD458 without wine and at HKD558 with wine pairing, offering a selection of premium wines from the best French terroirs. We will make your visit an unforgettable culinary experience!
G/F & 1/F Tai Yip Building,
141 Thomson Road, Wanchai
Tel: 2782 6689
Otto Restaurant and Bar is a modern and stylish restaurant in Causeway Bay serving delicious French and Italian dishes. Top-quality imported ingredients, well-trained traditional cooking techniques, spontaneous inspiration, delighted presentation…people just love the food from appetizers through dessert. Traditional French cuisine.
16-17/F, L’hart, 487-489 Lockhart Road,
Tel: 2893 8617
Upscale boutique French restaurant serving exceptional menus include a variety of seasonal à la carte dishes which are enhanced by a selection of tasting menus. Privé offers spectacular views of the old city and the historic sites of Macau, with an intimate space that allows for exceptional private dining. It opens 5 days a week Tuesday through Saturday from 6pm to 10pm. Privé French Restaurant can accommodate up to 24 guests.
6/F, Ponte 16 Macau , Rua dos Viscondes de Paco de Arcos,Macau
Tel: +853 8861 7213
Perched high above the city with breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour, Restaurant Petrus revitalises the fine dining experience with a refreshing interpretation of contemporary French cuisine.
Inspired by the unique cultural diversity of Hong Kong, Chef de Cuisine Ricardo Chaneton is keen on marrying Asian elements with a modern take on classic French fare. The result is a range of culinary surprises that are perfectly complemented by wines from one of the most extensive collections in Asia.
Also complementing the delightful cuisine is the elegant décor of the main dining room, as well as the Alsace and Burgundy rooms, which are available for intimate private parties.
56/F, Island Shangri-La,
Supreme Court Road, Central
Tel: 2820 8590
Rech by Alain Ducasse at InterContinental Hong Kong is the first international outpost of Paris’s most famous seafood restaurant, Rech, which was founded in 1925 and reborn by Alain Ducasse in 2007. An authentically French seafood experience, Rech by Alain Ducasse showcases the finest seasonal fish and oysters with the Chef’s personal interpretation and contemporary cuisine.
The menu is an invitation to dive into the big blue – with inspired, passionate and creative dishes that change with the tides and the seasons, adapting to what the sea has to offer. With the freshest oysters and fish from France, seafood is the key attraction, along with our hotel’s spectacular harbourviews and a modern and relaxed seaside-inspired ambiance with décor by Marie Deroudilhe, who revamped Rech Paris in 2012.
18 Salisbury Road,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 2313 2323
Stan Café offer artisan-created food and wines to Hong Kong V the work of true masters that champion quality at every step, using their know-how to create culinary treasures. A wide selection of cheese, bread, and wine are offered to clients.
Shop 505 5/F Stanley Plaza, Ma Hang Estate, 23 and 33 Carmel Road, Stanley
Tel: 2324 9008
Inspired by Auguste Escoffier, who launched the “Dîners d’Épicure” (Epicurean Dinners) initiative from 1912, Good France involves chefs from around the world and embassies to serve French style dinners on the same day in various world cities.
In Hong Kong, on 20 March 2018, Consul general Eric Berti will host an official dinner served by the Institut Culinaire des Disciples d’Escoffier featuring specialties from the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, in Southwestern France.
18 March 2018 (Sunday), 12:00 - 14:00
XCHANGE: Social Gastronomy encourages and demonstrates design thinking by coupling creativity and cooking to tickle the community food waste issue. Being the first country to implement legislations to battle food waste, France has been striving to raise the public’s awareness on food consumption and preach food recycling. To encourage innovation and creativity with food and facilitate cultural exchanges, XCHANGE will join hands with the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau to organize "Good France 2018".
Skillful French chef Johan Ducroquet from Le Bistro Winebeast will be preparing a healthy and delicious 3-course French meal with excess ingredients collected from community, so as to stimulate culinary imagination while savoring the French cuisine.
The annual gastronomy event “Good France” is hosting public tasting events for the first time, so as to make French cuisine more accessible to locals. In addition, the Consulate will also share selected art and culture book for the public to read at the spot. All are welcome to visit Oi! Art Space in the afternoon of March 18 for a festive weekend with exquisite French party snacks.
20 March 2018 (Tuesday), 12:00 – 14:00
The Consulate general of France in Hong Kong & Macau is partnering with the Institut Culinaire Disciples Escoffier (ICDE) to serve a French menu at the Club operated by the French Chamber Foundation with the partnership of Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service in Wan Chai.
The philosophy behind the Club stems from the following observations:
Low income workers tend to spend less money for their lunch and, as a consequence, they eat non-balanced food, mostly poor in nutrients.
Social workers only have rare opportunity to connect with low income workers and to discuss their real needs.
Many low-income workers are not aware of the welfare and career support they could be entitled to.
Many low-income workers have low educational attainment and their lack of skills prevents them from any chance to move up the ladder.
The Club welcomes low income workers 5 days a week and serves dietician-supervised meals for a low cost of HK$8.
Moreover, the hot meal canteen serves as an important entry point for social workers to connect with the Foundation Club members, identify their needs and help them make progress in their working career and consequently be able to improve their livelihood.
The Institut Culinaire Disciples Escoffier (ICDE) is a professional culinary education provider. It is affiliated with Disciples Escoffier International, the world’s largest chef association (25’000 chefs in 30 countries), and accredited by the French Ministry of Education.
ICDE seeks to inspire new talents and share with students its know-how and passion for gastronomy. To prepare aspiring chefs for demanding careers within luxury hospitality groups and fine dining establishments, ICDE upholds the highest professional standards.
Thanks to a unique collaboration with the French Ministry of Education, ICDE offers National Diplomas (Level V) in Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts, to students enrolled in its professional diploma programs.
The Hong Kong and China Gas Company established the Towngas Cooking Centre in 1977. Over the past 40 years, it has established a reputation as a leading culinary centre in Hong Kong, allowing members and customers to experience the joy of gourmet flame cookery.
The Towngas Cooking Centre has always been recognised for its well-equipped facilities, and for inviting, on a regular basis, locally and internationally renowned chefs to share their techniques.
In recent years, it has developed a partnership with the Institut Culinaire Disciples Escoffier (ICDE), to offer professional-level education programs in French cuisine, in Lee Theatre, Causeway Bay.
Located at 12 Oil Street, Oi! is a platform for exchanging ideas that aims to nurture young artists, promote community art and develop as an innovative and engaging venue for encouraging collaboration and co-creation in art. With the hope that boundless imagination and new experimental ideas can be triggered and that creativity can be sparked through different types of collaboration, we set out to connect art with people and the community. Through the empowering experience of co-creation, people can catch the spark of creativity, transforming their everyday lives and the lives of those around them through art.
XCHANGE : Social Gastronomy is an experimental project that explores everyday life from a fresh perspective. The project aims to raise public awareness of the daily challenge from 3,600 tons of food waste Hong Kong is facing and initiate changes and new practices with the aid of design. Based at Oi! as an open kitchen and community living space, XCHANGE : Social Gastronomy demonstrates design thinking and green living by transforming leftover into mouth-watering dishes with creativity, organising a series of activities and setting examples of food upcycling for the community.
The French Chamber Foundation is a charitable organization under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance Hong Kong. The French Chamber Foundation is a joint initiative launched by the French Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and its members in order to improve low-income workers’ livelihood in the long run by helping them finding a better job. Every weekday, our four clubs in Hong Kong (Mong Kok, Wan Chai, Kwun Tong and Tsuen Wan) provide affordable meals, personalized support, training workshops and job-matching sessions.
In 1978, under the commission of the Baptist Convention of Hong Kong, Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service (BOKSS) was founded by Hong Kong Baptist University (formerly known as the Hong Kong Baptist College) and came into service in 1982. BOKSS firstly began our community services in Wan Chai district and Hong Kong Island. Over 30 years of development, they have expanded our services to districts including Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi, Cheung Sha Wan, Mongkok, Jordan, To Kwa Wan, Choi Hung, Sha Tin and Tai Po, etc. BOKSS provides a wide range of services such as Integrated Elderly Services, Integrated Mental Health Services, Clinical Psychological and Counseling Services, Training and Employment Services, Catering, Poverty Alleviation and short-term Food Assistance Service, etc. Their service target ranges from infant to elderly.
Since April 2009, BOKSS has been incorporated under the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance and is one of the tax-exempted charitable institutions under the Inland Revenue Ordinance.
Established in 1999, Chef’s Garden has been supplying an extensive range of fresh and frozen produce from Australia, Europe, United States and the PRC to leading restaurants, hotels, and food and beverage outlets in Hong Kong and is now firmly positioned as a major, local, fresh fruit and vegetable supplier. We believe in the power of good food to bring people together and make moments special. Every product, every order, and every decision we make is inspired by the people on the other side of the plate.
Classic Fine Foods is the market leading importer and distributor of fine foods. It serves the vast majority of five-star hotels and high-end restaurants in Asia, with an expanding presence in the Middle East and Europe. It specialises in sourcing importation, storage, marketing and distribution of fine foods products. Our range includes: premium and niche dairy, meat, pastry, gastronomies, seafood, high quality perishables, condiments, pasta and dry products.
Heather & March is one of the most reputable and authentic French art of living ambassadors. As a specialist in high-end French and European homeware, it has been credibly endorsed by top French authorities and selected by Louis Vuitton City Guide as one of the most desirable shopping destinations in Hong Kong. Heather & March has been bringing exquisite products, as well as sharing graceful living concepts, know-how, and hosting lifestyle and gastronomic workshops in Hong Kong for more than 17 years. It is the exclusive agent of many world-renowned French tableware, silverware, and interior brands including Ercuis & Raynaud, Gien, Cristallerie de Montbronn, Noël, Odiot, Le Jacquard Français, Charles, Moissonnier and others. Heather & March is very proud to participant in Goût de France, sponsoring its signature tableware brands and revealing significant historical and modern tableware pieces with superior craftsmanship.
L’Ami Café HK Ltd is primarily the exclusive distributor for HK and Macau of Cafes Richard products (Coffee/Tea/Chocolate) from France, and professional coffee machines from Italy.
With 15 years of Coffee business in HK and 20 more of F&B experience, L’Ami Café is your one stop partner for all hot beverages supply.
L’Ami Café is becoming more and more famous with its delicious French Crepes catering activities (ClockenFlap, Sonar, Longines, schools...) and recently started imported natural Granola products from Bali Indonesia, as well as Lratom,Moringa, Spirulina, and other superfoods.
Arnaud Marlé Champagne is a wine grower-hander and he keeps working traditionally from A to Z. Grape comes only from the family soil in France- Champagne and does not receive additional. Assembling and bottling are also family processes in their own cellar. Keeping the tradition of a family made Champagne with a limited yearly production of 6 to 8000 bottles only, not focusing on quantity, but maintaining quality of Champagne.
YSA Champagne is selling 4 blends in Hong Kong:
TRADITION / TRADITION PINK CHAMPAGNE / RESERVE / EVASION