Would You Want to Be Part of the World's Largest French Dinner?

18 chefs from the Philippines take on food from the Country of Love.

(SPOT.ph) France may be more known for The Eiffel Tower and The Louvre, but their food is more than just baguettes and croissants. On March 21, Wednesday, get ready for Gout de France, an annual gastronomical event hosted by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and chef Alain Ducasse. The event brings together over 3,000 chefs from around the world, including 18 from the Philippines, who were all picked by a committee headed by Chef Alain. These 18 chefs will be preparing a special French menu in their restaurants for one day only—think of it as a massive French dinner you shouldn't miss!



Drop by the following restaurants tomorrow and sample the special French menu of these 18 Philippine chefs:


  • Michel Herbert (Le Bistro d’Agathe, Makati City)
  • Jessie Sincioco (Chef Jessie Rockwell Club, Makati City)
  • Katrina Kuhn-Alcantara (CDP Global Table, Makati City)
  • David Olyver Virrey (Eiffel Kubo, Bukidnon)
  • Victor Magasaysay (Elbert’s Steak Room, Makati City)
  • Martin Kaspar (L’Entrecôte, Taguig)
  • Joshua Mara (Gourmet Bar - Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Quezon City) 
  • Kevin Endaya (Lemuria, Quezon City)
  • Robert Lilja (Maria Luisa’s Garden Room, Makati City)
  • Clément Damotte (La Mère Poulard Manila, Taguig)
  • Dino Ferrari (Paris Délice, Makati City)
  • Michael Aspiras (Le Petit Soufflé, Makati City)
  • Justin Baradas (Restaurant 101, Taguig)
  • Marc Aubry (Sagana Epicerie and Bistro, Taguig)
  • Jonathan Bouthiaux (Samira, Tagaytay City)
  • Julien Cossé (Spiral Manila - Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Pasay City)
  • Pierre Cornelis (Vatel Restaurant Manila)
  • Richard Amado (La Vie Parisienne, Cebu City)




Each chef will be following the course of a traditional French dinner, which will include an aperitif with finger food, a starter, one or two main courses, a cheese platter, and dessert. The course will also be paired with French wines and spirits. Wondering what's in store for you? Chef Clément Damotte of La Mère Poulard is set to serve their famous and impossibly fluffy Puff Omelette with bacons and potatoes, while Chef Marc Aubry of Sagana keeps fresh produce at the forefront of his set with roasted lamb, beef chuck terrine, and Philippine scallops prepared with a French flair. You'll be dreaming of Paris in no time.

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For more information, log on to the official website of the Embassy of France in the Philippines. Prices vary depending on the restaurant.

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