French chef, Gabriel Gaté, is back for the 12th consecutive year to present his delicious serve of Taste le Tour, a gastronomic journey that follows the route of the epic Tour de France bicycle race.
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14 Jun 2016 - 2:03 PM  UPDATED 7 Jul 2016 - 9:52 AM

Once again, Gabriel discovers and tastes the best delicacies of the regions of the 2016 Tour de France. Watch as 

Gabriel discovers the best gourmet specialities in each region of the 21 stages of this amazing race.  He visits century-old markets and outstanding restaurants and features cheeses and wines that have been made in the same manner for three or four hundred years.

In 2016 the Tour starts in the iconic and picturesque small tidal island of Mont Saint Michel on the Normandy Coast and Gabriel discovers the local seafood and specialities.

After two days in Normandy Gabriel is thrilled to stop in his native region of the Loire Valley, famous for its royal châteaux. Over the next eighteen days Gabriel meets talented artisans, including pâtissiers (pastry cooks), boulangers (bakers), vignerons (wine makers) and, of course, some wonderful cuisiniers (chefs).

Gabriel meets talented artisans, including pâtissiers (pastry cooks), boulangers (bakers), vignerons (wine makers) and, of course, some wonderful cuisiniers (chefs).

After having trained as a chef in France forty years ago with some of the great French Master Chefs, Gabriel firmly believes France is the most exciting country in the world for food. In each segment he cooks a superb French dish that features the speciality of the region.  Some dishes are ancient, while others are modern and exotic.

Gabriel knows France intimately and has chosen for his stories some stunning scenery in each region, including a number of the most historic and picturesque French villages.

Taste Le Tour with Gabriel Gaté is beautifully produced and provides a great complement to SBS' superb coverage of the Tour de France.

Taste le Tour with Gabriel Gaté airs every night from Saturday 2 July 2016 on SBS and finishes 24 July 2016. Visit the Taste le Tour website to catch-up on episodes online, scroll through recipes or find out more about the show.