The Jakarta Post
A private dining room awaits at Lyon restaurant in Mandarin Oriental hotel, Central Jakarta. Lyon is one of the restaurants participating in Goût de France 2017. (Mandarin Oriental/File)
The Goût de France food festival, which opens on March 21, is an annual event that aims to commemorate French cuisine being named as a feature of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010.
First introduced in 2015, Goût de France takes place around the world with chefs showcasing their French-inspired delicacies. This year, the event reportedly involves 2,000 chefs in five continents.
Those looking to join the celebration may want to make a reservation in these nine recommended restaurants. According to Institut Francais Indonesia (IFI), 5 percent of the sales will be donated to non-governmental organizations working in the fields of health and the environment.
Lyon at Mandarin Oriental
Lyon is a French restaurant located in Mandarin Oriental hotel, Central Jakarta. For the upcoming Goût de France executive chef Cyril Calmet has geared up a wide array of dishes, including seared ahi tuna nicoise salad, black Angus striploin rossini with foie gras and roast cod fillet with grenobloise sauce. The set meals start from Rp 358,000 (US$28.81) and will be available from March 21 until 25.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Jl. MH Thamrin, Central Jakarta. T: 021 2993 8888
Amuz Gourmet is one of the fine-dining French restaurants in the capital helmed by chef Gilles Marx. This time around, the restaurant is offering a Goût de France degustation set menu. Available from March 21 until 31 for lunch and dinner, the package is priced at Rp 480,000.
The Energy Building, Second Floor, SCBD Lot 11A, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, South Jakarta. T: 021 250 5064
Join us on our Good France Degustation Set Menu, available from March 21st to March 31st. During this 4-course lunch & dinner, satisfy your taste buds with our choices of Tender Braised Lamb Shank with almonds, dried fruits, & minted polenta for main-course, to Croustade de Chevre Chaude, Petite Salade aux Pignons de Pins. Reserve your seats now. #gillesisamuz #amuz #frenchcuisine #amuzgourmet #jakartafrenchrestaurant
Tucked away on Jl. Senopati, Emilie is another French fine-dining restaurant. For the third edition of Goût de France, the restaurant is offering a set menu, which includes Zealand green lip abalone with champagne emulsion, foie gras royal with truffle juice and iberico pork pluma with raisin sauce and Romanesque. The set meal is priced at Rp 1,380,000++.
Jl. Senopati No. 39, South Jakarta. T: 021 521 3626
Bandung, West Java
Nestled inside Hilton Bandung hotel in West Java, Fresco restaurant is set to join the French gastronomic celebration. From March 21 until 26, the restaurant is offering a package priced at Rp 299,000++ per person. The menu includes appetizer, main course and dessert.
Jl. Tjokroaminoto No. 41-43, Bandung, West Java. T: 022 8606 6888
A taste of France in Bandung.. We are pleased that our restaurants, Purnawarman and Fresco will serve a special set menu dinner starting from 21 - 26 March 2016. Priced at IDR 299.000++ per person. Dinner served at 6:00 - 10:00 pm. For more information and reservations, please call 022 8606 6888. #GoodFrance #GoodFrance2017 #GoutDeFrance #HiltonBandungXGoodFrance #HiltonBandung #PurnawarmanRestaurant #FrescoRestaurant #GoodFranceBandung
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Paprika is a restaurant situated in The Phoenix Hotel, Yogyakarta. Similar to the other restaurants on this list, Paprika is also offering special menus. Priced at Rp 600,000, guests can enjoy five-course meals with wine.
Jl. Sudirman No. 9, Yogyakarta. T: 0274 566 617
Helmed by Camille Massard Combe, Mediterranea restaurant specializes in French-Mediterranean cuisine. For the upcoming Goût de France festival, the restaurant is presenting a set menu that includes foie gras mi-cuit (half-cooked foire gras), fresh salmon ravioli and vanilla pannacotta.
Jl Tirtodipuran No. 24A, Yogyakarta. T: 0877 8805 5536
Surabaya, East Java
The Consulate restaurant in Surabaya, East Java, is set to participate in Goût de France as well. Offering a set menu priced at Rp 1,000,000, guests can enjoy Hokkaido scallop, Kerguelen Island toothfish, Angus beef, French cheese and durian.
Jl. Darmo Kali 10, Surabaya, East Java. T: 0815 521 7055
Mozaic restaurant in Ubud, Bali, was named as one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2013. Under the watchful eye of the owner and executive chef Chris Salan the restaurant is also participating in the upcoming Goût de France festival. The offered menu combines local delicacies with a French touch, resulting in unique dishes such as bumbu rujak, Indian Ocean prawns, grilled king oyster mushrooms served with tropical fruit and tamarind reduction, pan-seared black cod with Balinese basa gede oil lemon and turmeric reduction, spiced cauliflower and laksa leaf as well as kenari nut ice cream, kenari praline, ras-el-hanout gel and longan berry.
Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Bali. T: 0361 975 768
Teatro Gastroteque is a fine-dining restaurant located in Seminyak, Bali. On March 21, the restaurant is presenting a special Goût de France menu. Priced at Rp 700,000 per person, the menu includes foie gras, scallop, sea bass, braised lamb shoulder and Valrhona chocolate textures served with lychee and mascarpone. (asw)
Jl. Kayu Aya, Blok C No. 1-2, Seminyak, Bali. T: 0851 0170 0078