Gabriel knows France intimately and during his epicure adventures, Gabriel meets talented food artisans, including some of the best pastry cooks, bakers, winemakers, cheese makers and, of course, finest chefs, the country has to offer.
Episode 1 - Noirmoutier/Fontenay-Le-Comte
Airs 8.30pm, Saturday 7 July on SBS
French chef, Gabriel Gaté, welcomes viewers to Taste Le Tour 2018 from the beautiful Atlantic island of Noirmoutier in the Vendée region of France and discovers the delicious local seafood. In his kitchen, Gabriel prepares a gourmet prawn and potato salad with hazelnut.
Episode 2 - Mouilleron-Saint Germain/La Roche-sur-Yon
Airs 8.30pm, Sunday 8 July on SBS
Gabriel Gaté is in the Vendée region, famous for its speciality of brioche and its tasty poultry such as duck, guinea fowl and free-range chicken. In his kitchen, Gabriel prepares a rustic dish of braised chicken with cabbage.
Episode 3 - Cholet/Cholet
Airs 10.30pm, Monday 9 July on SBS
Gabriel Gaté continues his gourmet adventures in the region of Anjou where he visits a local winery that makes great dry and sweet white wines, using the Chenin blanc grape. In his kitchen, Gabriel prepares a delicate regional dessert of cream cheese with cherries and raspberry coulees.
Episode 4 - La Baule/Sarzeau
Airs 10pm, Tuesday 10 July on SBS
Tonight Gabriel arrives in Sarzeau a fishing village in the superb region of Brittany to taste the plentiful local Breton specialities. In his kitchen, Gabriel prepares one of his most popular creations, a very delicious scallop and carrot soup.
Episode 5 - Lorient/Quimper
Airs 9.30pm, Wednesday 11 July on SBS
Gabriel Gaté visits a great chef in the west of Brittany famous for its fine seafood dishes. Gabriel enjoys the stunning local coastline and charming villages. In his kitchen, he prepares the most famous Breton speciality called galette, a thin pancake made with buckwheat flour.
Episode 6 - Brest/Mûr de Bretagne
Airs 10.30pm, Thursday 12 July on SBS
Gabriel uncovers the traditional food of the centre of Brittany. The region makes delicious butter and because Gabriel is also a butter lover, he prepares his salted caramel and roast peach dessert.
Episode 7 - Fougères/Chartres
Airs 9.30pm, Friday 13 July on SBS
Gabriel Gaté is thrilled to be in the town of Chartres famous for its stunning cathedral and a delicious meat pie. He visits the local market, and in the kitchen prepares one of the most popular French entrées, a goat cheese salad with walnuts.
Episode 8 - Dreux/Amiens
Airs 8.30pm, Saturday 14 July on SBS
Tonight Gabriel discovers the specialities of Picardy in the market of the attractive town of Amiens. He meets a cheesemonger who specialises in a local fromage. In his kitchen, Gabriel prepares a dessert of baked apples with raspberries.
Episode 9 - Arras/Roubaix
Airs 8.30pm, Sunday 15 July on SBS
Gabriel Gaté visits a famous cave in Roubaix in the north of France where some of the tastiest cheeses of France that have matured to perfection. Gabriel also discovers a brewery that makes great beers before heading into his kitchen to cook an appetising chicken and beer casserole.
Episode 10 - Annecy/Le Grand Bornand
Airs 9.30pm, Tuesday 17 July on SBS
Gabriel Gaté is in the Alps and travels around the picturesque Lake of Annecy, discovering the great cuisine of the region. He stops for lunch in one of the most famous restaurants in France. In his kitchen, he makes a popular and flavoursome soup featuring the yabby.
Episode 11 - Albertville/La Rosière Espace San Bernardo
Airs 9.30pm, Wednesday 18 July on SBS
Gabriel Gaté enjoys the stunning alpine landscape in Albertville, an Olympic city. He visits the market where he discovers and tastes some great local specialities, including cheese and charcuterie. In his kitchen, he creates a delicious-looking alpine cheese and ham loaf.
Episode 12 - Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs/Alpe d'Huez
Airs 8.30pm, Thursday 19 July on SBS
Gabriel visits a traditional restaurant with outstanding views in an Alpine village close to the Alpes d'Huez ski resort. He meets the chef and tastes the unique local specialities. In his kitchen, Gabriel prepares a dessert of poached pears served with vanilla ice-cream and hot chocolate sauce.
Episode 13 - Bourg d'Oisans/ Valence
Airs 9.30pm, Friday 20 July on SBS
French chef, Gabriel Gaté visits the attractive town of Valence in the Rhône Valley. He visits a vineyard planted in the centre of the historic town and tastes the great local red wine. In his kitchen, the skilled French chef prepares a gourmet modern dish of white asparagus and watercress salad.
Episode 14 - Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux/Mende
Airs 8.30pm, Saturday 21 July on SBS
Gabriel Gaté meets an excellent restaurateur/hôtelier in the country town of Mende in the north of Occitanie. This chef is passionate about regional food and works with local growers. In the kitchen, Gabriel prepares a luscious desert with chocolate and chestnut cream.
Episode 15 - Millau/Carcassonne
Airs 8.30pm, Sunday 22 July on SBS
Tasting the local speciality of cassoulet, Gabriel visits the fortified town of Carcassonne and basks in a visit to the vibrant local market. In his kitchen, he prepares a classic veal casserole with mushroom.
Episode 16 - Carcassonne/Bagnères-de-Luchon
Airs 9.30pm, Tuesday 24 July on SBS
French chef, Gabriel Gaté, enjoys discovering the specialities of the Pyrenees at the market of the spa town of Bagnères de Luchon. In his kitchen, Gabriel creates a modern version of duck à l'orange.
Episode 17 - Bagnères-de-Luchon/Saint-Lary-Soulan
Airs 10.30pm, Wednesday 25 July on SBS
Gabriel Gaté has a weakness for the original flavour of Pyrenees cheeses and visits a small farmer who makes a unique goat cheese. In his kitchen, Gabriel prepares a classic French family dessert of apricot and cherry flan.
Episode 18 - Trie-sur-Baïse/Pau
Airs 9.30pm, Thursday 26 July on SBS
Gabriel Gaté discovers the gourmet specialities of the Aquitaine region close to the city of Pau. Wild Atlantic salmon is still caught in the local rivers and Gabriel creates a clever, delicate entrée of smoked salmon with a minted yoghurt sauce.
Episode 19 - Lourdes/Laruns
Airs 8.30pm, Friday 27 July on SBS
Gabriel Gaté visits a farmhouse in the Pyrenees where they produce a wild range of foods, including regional charcuterie and cheese. In his kitchen, Gabriel bakes a classic speciality of beef, potato and local cheese gratin.
Episode 20 - Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle/Espelette
Airs 8.30pm, Saturday 28 July on SBS
After visiting a top chef of the Basque region and exploring the tasty regional foods on offer, including a flavoursome chilli named after the local town of Espelette, he heads into his kitchen and prepares a grilled tuna dish seasoned with a special chilli.
Episode 21 - Houilles/Paris Champs- Elysées
Airs 11.30pm, Sunday 29 July on SBS
In the final episode of Taste Le Tour 2018, Gabriel Gaté is in Paris to celebrate the end of his French gourmet journey. He presents some of the highlights of his gourmet Tour de France and prepares a dessert of choux pastry filled with red fruits and a raspberry Cointreau chantilly cream.
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