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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

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 
to start

 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.  

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