Saturday, 2 April 2016
Vincent-le-Cuisinier: Ingrandes-de-Touraine – another fine meal
Vincent le Cuisiner
On Good Friday (25th March) we treated ourselves to a meal at Vincent-le-Cuisinier in Ingrandes-de-Touraine. This small but elegant restaurant has just 15 covers. However, the food, wine and ambiance is worth the effort of getting a table. Furthermore it is great value and is now one of our favourite Loire restaurants.
A glass of Lamé Delisle Boucard's
fine Rosé Crémant de Loire
Delicious first course of tongue
Tart with a slice of foie gras
2010 Les Quartiers, Bourgueil, Yannick Amirault
The wine list is very good with many interesting bottles reflecting Olivia's and Vincent's passion for wine. Naturally Bourgueil has the place of honour but the interest isn't just restricted to the Loire. We chose the soft and concentrated 2010 Les Quartiers, Bourgueil from Yannick Amirault – one of my favourite producers. Yannick with his son Benoît makes consistently fine wine.
Coq au Bourgueil – rich dish with a coq sourced from
the vineyard attached to the restaurant where the chickens etc run free.
Our friend Anita chose the veal with morilles
Excellent pear tart – made by the Dessert Queen Olivia
It is good to see that it isn't just us who rate the quality of Vincent Simon's cooking – see a post from Vincent Pousson here.