Gourmet outings along La Loire à Vélo

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Master Restaurant Owners are proud to present their special Loire Valley menu!

“A LOVE OF THE LOIRE” MENU

Our aperitifs and appetisers

Taste some Fouaces Angevines, which are small bread rolls baked in the oven and filled with mushrooms, butter, mogette beans or rillettes. Our Fouaces are accompanied by a Soupe Angevine cocktail composed of Crémant, lemon juice, cane sugar and Cointreau.

Our local cold starters

Tours rillons and rillettes will delight cooked-meat lovers. For those who love asparagus, there’s a treat in store in May and June!

Our generous hot starter

Taste La Gouline, the emblematic Anjou pie filled with Saumur mushrooms, Anjou rillauds, PGI shallots, sweet Anjou Chenin wine and Anjou Tomme cheese.

Our Loire fish

Appreciate the delicacy of a roast cod loin. Other Loire fish also feature prominently on our Chefs’ menus. At Les Pêcheurs de Loire in Sigloy or La Bourriche aux Appétits near Blois, you can also buy delicious Loire fish terrines to savour at home.

Fish dishes are accompanied by the famous white butter sauce made with semi-salted butter, white wine and shallots.

Our gourmet dishes of the day

When it comes to meat, Sologne game features in many local recipes. As an accompaniment, taste Poires Tapées, a traditional speciality made with dried pears that are rehydrated in wine or syrup. Also worth tasting is the Andouille de Jargeau, often used by Chefs in the area surrounding Orléans. This Medieval speciality is the perfect candidate for summer barbecues! The delicate meat of a Géline de Touraine chicken with morels cooked in white wine will also delight gourmet taste buds!

Accompany all our dishes with mushrooms from farms in and around Saumur (oyster mushrooms, wood blewits, shiitakes, button mushrooms).

Our refreshing after-dinner liqueur

Take a break to digest with a glass of Anjou Cointreau with subtle flavours of bitter and sweet orange rind.

Our gargantuan cheese platter

On your cheese platter you will find goat’s cheeses, such as the famous Crottin de Chavignol (PDO) and the no-less-famous Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine (PDO) with a straw through its centre, and Selles-sur-Cher (PDO). You will also discover Olivet Cendré, a cheese made with cow’s milk and, last but not least, Curé Nantais, a creamy raw milk cheese with an amber rind washed with Muscadet.

All our cheeses are accompanied by lamb’s lettuce from Nantes with a drizzle of Orléans vinegar.

Our (very) gourmet desserts

Treat yourself to the Pâté aux Prunes de l’Anjou, a shortcrust pastry pie filled with fresh plums, or some Gâteau Nantais cake, a subtle blend of salted butter, sugar, almonds and West Indies rum… A spongy dessert full of exotic flavour! Alternatively, opt for the all-time-favourite Tarte Tatin whose caramelised apples never fail to delight food lovers. Just as tasty is the Pithiviers cake, available in a “puff pastry” or “sponge” version.

 “Loire Valley sweets”

Tea and coffee are accompanied by an array of sweet treats: Berlingots and Nantes Petits Lu, Caramandes and Angers Quernons d’Ardoise, Guérande salted-butter caramels, Praslines de Montargis, Pruneaux de Tours. Creations by Max Vauché will be sure to please chocolate lovers.

Our Loire Valley wines

Our dry white wines: Coulée de Serrant, Muscadet, Sancerre, Quincy, Cour-Cheverny

Our sweet white wines: Coteaux-du-Layon, Montlouis-sur-Loire

Our sparkling wines: Crémant de Loire, Anjou Fines Bulles, Saumur Brut, Vouvray

Our red wines: Anjou, Saumur, Saumur-Champigny, Chinon, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Coteaux du Giennois

Our rosé wines: Rosé-d’Anjou, Rosé-de-Loire, Touraine-Azay, Coteaux du Vendômois