SoS: FoMT Bon Vivant Gifts Guide (Friendship + Marriage)

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Bon Vivant is the traveling food critic of Mineral Town who only visits once a year on Spring 22nd. His birthday is on Spring 21st. If you set your farmer’s birthday on the same day, his birthday will be on Spring 20th instead.

Courting Bon Vivant is not for the faint of heart.

But if you’re running a more culinary-focused gameplay, this character might be the best match for your farmer.

 

Schedule

Bon Vivant is only in Mineral Town for one day every year, so it’s not hard to catch him as long as you remember to attend the Cooking Exhibition festival!

Here’s where he can usually be found during his annual visits.

 
Bon Vivant stands at the judges’ table in Rose Plaza during the cooking festival on Spring 22nd / SoS: FoMT
Bon Vivant stands at the judges’ table in Rose Plaza during the cooking festival on Spring 22nd.
 
Day Location
Spring 22nd Rose Plaza
After marriage (10th, 20th, 30th day of each season) Farmhouse
 

Gift Preferences

 
Bon Vivant’s response when the farmer gives him a loved gift / SoS: FoMT
Bon Vivant’s response when the farmer gives him a loved gift.
 

Bon Vivant doesn’t have any favorite gifts, and his only loved gift is Elly Grass.

Lou teaches you the recipe for Elly Grass when you’ve learned at least 8 prerequisite recipes.

The ingredients needed to cook Elly Grass are:

  • Relax Tea Leaves
  • Stamina Booster XL
  • Super Caffeine

You also need the following kitchen equipment: Frying Pan, Oven, Pot, and Seasoning Set.

It can be hard (and expensive!) to make Elly Grass, so the easiest gift to get Bon Vivant is actually a simple Hot Spring Egg. But here’s his entire gifts table:

Type of Gift Items
Loves Dishes: Elly Grass
Likes Animal Products: Butter, Hot Spring Egg
Dishes: Almond Tofu, Apple Pie, Baked Apple, Baked Yam, Bamboo Rice, Baumkuchen, Bibimbap, Boiled Egg, Cake, Carbonara, Cheese Fondue, Cheese Risotto, Cheese Souffle, Cheesecake, Chocolate Cookies, Churro, Cookies, Curry Bread, Curry Rice, Curry Udon, Eggs Benedict, French Toast, Fried Rice, Fruit Juice, Fruit Smoothie, Grilled Fish, Ice Cream, Madeleines, Margherita Pizza, Matsutake Rice, Miso Soup, Mixed Juice, Mixed Smoothie, Moon Dumplings, Mushroom Gratin, Mushroom Rice, Napolitan, Nasi Goreng, Okonomiyaki, Omelet Rice, Pancakes, Pineapple Juice, Popcorn, Pudding, Raisin Bread, Ramen, Relax Tea, Roasted Corn, Salad, Sandwich, Sashimi, Stew, Stir-fried Veggies, Strawberry Milk (dish), Sushi, Tempura, Tempura Soba, Tempura Udon, Udon, Vegetable Juice, Wild Grape Water, Yam Dessert, Zaru Soba
Miscellaneous: Ketchup
Hates Forage: All flowers
Animal Products: Wool (all types), Yarn
Dishes: Orange Juice
Miscellaneous: Ancient Fossil, Autumn Sun Stone, Bracelet, Branch, Broach, Caffeine, Earrings, Face Mask, Fodder, Gems (all types), Gold Lumber, Letter in a Bottle, Lumber, Necklace, Ore (all types), Perfume, Pet Ball, Pet Treat, Pirate Treasure, Rock, Skin Lotion, Spring Sun Stone, Stamina Booster, Stamina Booster XL, Stone, Summer Sun Stone, Sunblock, Super Caffeine, Tomatosetta Stone, Winter Sun Stone
Trash: Empty Can, Fish Bones, Rubber Boot, Weed
 

Best Gifts for Each Season

 
The farmer throws an egg into the hot spring to make a Hot Spring Egg / SoS: FoMT
The farmer throws an egg into the hot spring to make a Hot Spring Egg.
 
Season Item Where to Find It
Year-round Hot Spring Egg Throw a regular egg into the Hot Spring
Spring Ramen Obtain the recipe after cooking 20 dishes with Wheat Flour, 25 dishes with Egg, and 20 dishes with Small Fish
Ingredients needed: Wheat Flour, Egg, Bamboo Shoot, Small Fish
Equipment needed: Pot, Rolling Pin, Seasoning Set
Summer Roasted Corn Learn the recipe from Lou after unlocking her as a character
Ingredients needed: Corn
Equipment needed: Oven
Autumn Mushroom Rice Learn the recipe after watching the Tasty Time TV Show
Ingredients needed: Mushroom, Onigiri
Equipment needed: None
Winter Churros Learn the recipe after watching the Tasty Time TV Show
Ingredients needed: Wheat Flour, Egg
Equipment needed: Seasoning Set, Rolling Pin, Oven
 

Marriage Requirements

 
Bon Vivant’s dialogue when you speak to him during his Spring visit / SoS: FoMT
Bon Vivant’s dialogue when you speak to him during his Spring visit. / Image source
 

Bon Vivant is a special marriage candidate, meaning he doesn’t have the regular heart events that the normal bachelors and bachelorettes have.

But you can directly propose to him after you’ve completed all of his marriage requirements! Just talk to him while holding a Blue Feather, and you’ll be able to get married from there.

These prerequisites will typically be difficult to achieve. You’ll need a lot of time and effort invested into late gameplay if you want to marry Bon Vivant.

Below is a list of all requirements & some additional tips to complete them faster.

Marriage Requirement Ways to Complete
6,000 LP or more (Red Heart Level)
  • Cook meals every day in your kitchen
  • Give loved or liked gifts to Bon Vivant every year during his annual visit (between 6:00 and 8:00 PM)
  • Wrap your gifts for extra Love Points
Upgraded house with the Big Bed
  • Buy the Big House upgrade from Gotts for 10,000 G
  • Materials needed: 600 Lumber, 250 Material Stone
Win the Cooking Exhibition festival 5 times
  • Attend the Cooking Exhibition festival every year on Spring 22nd
  • Cook dishes that have high stamina buffs
Complete the Gourmet Achievement
  • Successfully cook all 120 available recipes in the game
  • Watch the Tasty Time TV show every Tuesday
  • Befriend villagers
  • Visit Lou every Sunday at the Inn
  • Attend Anna’s cooking classes
  • Cook with certain ingredients several times
  • Explore the 255th floor of the Spring Mine
  • Fish in the Ocean during Spring
  • Check your progress using the Goddess Collection by offering each new meal you cook to the Harvest Goddess
 

Marriage/Friendship Perks

 
The farmer marries Bon Vivant at the Church / SoS: FoMT
The farmer marries Bon Vivant at the Church. / Image source
 

Bon Vivant has no heart events for you to experience together, but wooing him is definitely a good challenge!

Love points can only be consistently earned with him by using the kitchen to cook meals. Before marriage, Bon Vivant will only be accessible for one day a year, so you have to make the most out of this rare occasion.

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