Renowned French-Australian chef Guillaume Brahimi believes the French know how to live life to the full and that French food culture is the beating heart of the nation. They call it Savoir Vivre. Each night of the Tour de France on SBS, Guillaume travels through France to meet some of the best food producers in the country and serves up his Plat du Tour.
In series 3 of Plat du Tour, launching tonight, Friday, July 1, Guillaume Brahimi welcomes you on a tasting journey around the mountainous regions of France as he brings you some of his favourite French dishes to enjoy at higher altitudes.
Every region of France has its own unique flavours to experience, but there’s something special about the rolling hills and mountains of this beautiful country. The cuisine is just as spectacular as the scenery and Guillaume will bring you some of his favourites.
In the Alps, it’s all about rich and comforting dishes after a day of hiking and skiing. In the farmlands of the midi Pyrenees, there is a bounty of fresh produce at your fingertips, and in the lush pastures across the French mountains, there is plenty of dairy farmers, which means an abundance of cheese and dessert.
On the journey, he will meet and learn the secrets to making authentic regional cuisine from creative farmers, producers and artisans. So, lace up your hiking boots and get ready for the best French food you can find in the mountains.
Guillaume Brahimi – Australia’s most acclaimed French-born chef
French-born Guillaume Brahimi is one of Australia’s most popular and acclaimed chefs. He trained under Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon in Paris before moving to Sydney in the 1990s.
In late 2001, Guillaume won the prestigious contract to take over the flagship restaurant at the Sydney Opera House, Bennelong, and, after a refurbishment, opened this spectacular venue in November 2001 as Guillaume at Bennelong. The restaurant went on to win almost every major accolade in Australian food, as well as international recognition. By 2003, it held Two Chef Hats in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide; ten years later, in 2013, Guillaume and his team achieved a Three Chefs Hat status, published in the 2014 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide. That same year, Guillaume was awarded Vittoria Legend Award for his outstanding long-term contribution to the restaurant industry.
Guillaume has since gone on to become a best-selling cookbook author and popular TV chef/host. In late 2014 he received the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite (Knight of the National Order), a prestigious honour endowed by the French government for outstanding services rendered to France in Foreign Affairs and International Development.
Tour du France on SBS TV
Tour de France Stage 1: COPENHAGUE > COPENHAGUE airs on SBS TV tonight, Friday, July 1, 2022.