Aulnay Bricard at the heart of Touraine, known for its cuisine.

Touraine, birthplace of Rabelais’ Gargantua, is a region where one eats well and enjoys the good life.

The region’s restaurants offer France’s traditional dishes alongside some of the region’s most loved specialties. Pork is showcased in rillettes, rillons, and andouillettes. Poultry has been carefully bred as with the Geline de Touraine chickens and admirably prepared in dishes such as the coq au vin with Chinon wine. The fouaces are the local bread rolls so dear to Rabelais, and meals are not complete without a wedge of delicious Sainte-Maure goat cheese or something sweet such as the “Tours” prunes, Cormery macaroons, or nougats from Tours.

okrillonsdetoursauvouvray-l650-h474-c-300x218Charcuterie, rillettes, and rillons

“The rillons and rillettes from Tours made up the bulk of the midday meal.”

At the beginning of the 19th century, Honoré de Balzac was already praising the delights of the region’s long-prized charcuterie. He proclaimed that rillons resembled “bits of fried pork that tasted of cooked truffles.” A number of artisans craft regional specialties such as rillettes, andouillettes, and white boudin sausage that are the pride of local gastronomy and enhance the region’s restaurants.

Goat cheese

The Centre-Val de Loire region produces a wide array of goat cheeses: Selles-sur-Cher, Crottin de Chavignol, Chabichou, Saint-Maure de Touraine, Levroux, Bouchon de Sancerre, Mothais, Bougon, Bûche du Poitou, Saint-Maixent, and Pyramide de Valençay. Raw milk ensures an unsurpassed final product, be it fresh or ripe, soft or firm that pairs marvelously well with the Loire valley white wines. More information available at Fromages de Chèvre.

Dining near Aulnay Bricard

Rochecotte7  kms, Saint­-Patrice : Le Château de Rochecotte

 

 

 

 

 

photo8 kms, Ingrandes­-de-­Touraine : Vincent, Cuisinier de Campagne

 

 

 

 

10 kms, Langeais : Au Coin des halles and Pizza Shop

12 kms, Hommes : Le Bouff’tard, (+33) 02 47 24 61 11

15 kms, Vallères : Loire des Lys

20 kms, Azay-­le-­Rideau : L’Aigle d’Or and the Auberge Pom’Poire

20 kms, Courcelles-de-Touraine : La Brasserie des 7 Tours

unnamed23 kms, Savonnières : La Maison tourangelle

25 kms, Luynes : Le XII de Luynes, (+33) 02 47 26 07 41

28 kms, Fondettes : the Auberge de Port­-Vallière

31 kms, Sonzay : the Auberge Le Signal

32 kms, Saché : L’Auberge du XIIème siècle (+33) 02 47 26 88 77

unnamed37 kms, l’Ile­Bouchard : the Auberge de L’Ile

 

 

 

 

Le chapeau rouge40 kms, Chinon : Au Chapeau Rouge and the Océanic

 

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