Goût de France: a day to taste France in Portugal

Goût de France: a day to taste France in Portugal

As part of the “Goût de France” week, from October 14 to 22, many Portuguese establishments have decided to honor French gastronomy by offering typically French menus, dishes or products.

Goût/Good de France will bring together chefs from five continents who will pay tribute to French cuisine, its capacity for innovation and the values it conveys: sharing, pleasure, respect for “eating well”, for their contemporaries and for the planet.

The voluntary establishments, altogether, 24 Portuguese restaurants will participate in the international initiative that aims to celebrate French cuisine, are invited to propose menus with French specialties to celebrate the culinary heritage of the country and in particular this year the Center-Val de Loire region. The participating restaurants then allow the two cultures to be celebrated around a “French dinner”.

France, a model of culinary know-how, will therefore have the opportunity to promote part of its culture internationally through this event. This is carried out at the initiative of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs as well as the chef Alain Ducasse and aims to be part of a responsible and fair approach. Indeed, the question of food is crucial for our environment in the decades to come. Promoting quality products, in terms of taste but also sustainable, such is the objective of this 6th edition.

Here’s the list of restaurants that are honoring french gastronomy.

  • A Partilhar com a familha (APF)  : this friendly restaurant offers cocktails, international cuisine and some French specialties. Address: Rua das Trinas 67, Lisboa
  • A Pampa  : a bar restaurant that offers music and natural wines Address: Praça das Flores 18, Lisboa
  • Batata Doce  : a welcoming and intimate house where clients are treated like friends with Afro-Portuguese cuisine. Address: Rua São João da Mata, 56A, 1200-850, Lisboa Suggested activity: French menu
  • Bistro Edelweiss  : a restaurant that brings a bit of Switzerland to Lisbon. The chef, trained at the Swiss hotel school of Thun, offers alpine specialties in a place decorated with an “après-ski 70s” inspiration. Address: Rua de São Marçal, 2 Lisboa Suggested activity: Swiss dishes
  • Cantinho do Avillez  : in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, this restaurant offers portuguese cuisine tinged with traveler’s inspiration. Address: Rua dos Duques de Bragança, 7, Lisboa Suggested activity: French menu
  • Eleven  :
    With a Michelin star, Eleven offers signature, Mediterranean and Atlantic inspired cuisine. It is ideally located at the top of Eduardo VII Park. Address: Rua Marquês Fronteira, Parque Eduardo VII, Lisboa Suggested activity: French-inspired lunch menu
  • L’Os à Moelle: French restaurant with meat specialties and winner of the best beef bourguignon in Lisbon in 2020 Address: Páteo Bagatela, rua Artilheria 1, n ° 51, Loja L, Lisboa
  • Les bons vies: restaurant run by French people passionate about quality products, good meals and good wine that we share with those we love. Address: Rua dos Anjos, 16b, Lisboa Suggested activity: cheese and charcuterie boards as well as French bistro dishes.
  • The Consulate: headquarters of the Brazilian consulate for more than 100 years, the Consulate is today a boutique hotel located in one of the most emblematic districts of Lisbon. Its restaurant offers dinners and cocktails. Address: Praça Luís de Camões, 22, Lisboa Suggested activity: French menu and signature cocktails paying tribute to French culture
  • Restaurante Isabelle: Fusion restaurant offering Luso-French cuisine based on fresh produce. Address: Rua da Esperança, 6, Lisboa Suggested activity: French menu of Center-Val de Loire specialties (27 euros per person).
  • Grenache  : discover French cuisine through the fusion between a traditional experience and a creative modernity. Address: Páteo Dom Fradique, 12, Lisboa Suggested activity: a French dish of sweetbread is à la carte every day of the week. 

Wine cellar

La pétillante: Cellar which offers wines from all regions of France, as well as champagnes from independent producers. A small range of gourmet products is also available: foie gras, terrines, ready meals, Alpine cheese. Address: Rua Infantaria, 16, Lisboa Proposed activity: customers will be offered the tasting of a new Loire wine every day.

Cheese factory

Maître Renard: cheese dairy and delicatessen. Address: Rua Ferreira Borges, 30, Lisboa Proposed activity: sale of cheeses and delicatessen products
Maître Renard: cheese dairy and delicatessen. Address: Rua Ferreira Borges, 30, Lisboa Proposed activity: sale of cheeses and delicatessen products
100 Peneiras: The restaurant “100 peneiras” (“No frills”), is a gastronomic tavern which summons the spirit of spontaneous brotherhood around a table. Portuguese, Mediterranean and Atlantic influences. Address: rua Paiva Coelho, 127, Seixal Suggested activity: French menu
Tapabento São Bento: restaurante with a welcoming atmosphere that offers local and market products cooked with flavors from around the world. Address: Rua da Madeira, 222, Porto Suggested activity: French menu and French wine
Cheddar Grill & Fondue – Temperos da Zezinha: a welcoming atmosphere to share a fondue or traditional Portuguese cuisine. Address: Rua Heróis de França, 611, Matosinhos 

School of Hospitality and Tourism

Escola de hotelaria e turismo do Porto: the Porto hotel school trains culinary talents from all over the northern region of Portugal. Address: Rua da Firmeza, 71, Porto Suggested activity: French menu of Center-Val de Loire specialties
Origens: a place of gastronomic experiences that offers regional products on the table to discover the best that the Alentejo region and Portugal have to offer. Address: Rua de Burgos, 10, Évora Suggested activity: French menu
La Villa: a French restaurant with a friendly welcome and dishes made with fresh produce. Address: R. de Volta do Anzol 7, Quarteira Suggested activity: French menu
Anfiteatro: Located on the top floor of the Portas do Mar Building, spacious and modern in design, the Anfiteatro restaurant offers a unique view over the bay of Ponta Delgada and a unique journey through the contemporary cuisine of the Azores. The Anfiteatro restaurant combines the creativity and technique of its chefs with the gastronomic tradition and the extraordinary richness of Azorean products to create tasty menus that will surprise you. Address: Pavilhão do Mar – Portas do Mar, Ponta Delgada, Azores Suggested activity: French menu with products from Center-Val de Loire
The dining room – Quinta da Casa Branca: restaurant located in an elegant and luxurious mansion, offers a classic atmosphere and innovative gourmet cuisine. Address: Rua da Casa Branca, 7, Funchal, Madeira Suggested activity: two French menus with food and wine pairing (Portuguese wines)
The Beresford – Quinta do Lago: Elegant restaurant with terrace seating and à la carte, Madeiran and international specialties. Address: Rua Dr. João Lemos Gomes, 29, Funchal, Madeira Suggested activity: French menu
Il Gallo d´Oro: Il Gallo d´Oro is the gourmet restaurant awarded two Michelin stars that offers aromatic cuisine of Iberian inspiration. Chef Benoît Sinthon honors ingredients from Madeira Island. Address: Estrada Monumental, 147, Funchal, Madeira Suggested activity: French menu