Thursday, 15 September 2016
Tuesday lunch @ Vincent le Cuisinier, Ingrandes de Touraine
1996 Bourgueil, Domaine des Ouches, Paul Gambier
After a such a stressful tasting at Lamé Delisle Boucard – it is always difficult to taste wines back to 1928... – a good lunch was essential! Fortunately we were all booked into LDB's neighbour – Vincent le Cuisinier. Here we enjoyed the amazing value of the lunchtime menu at just 17.50€ for two courses from Olivia and Vincent.
After an apéro of Lame Delisle Boucard's Crémant de Loire Rosé, we enjoyed a couple of bottles of 1996 Bourgueil, Domaine des Ouches made by Paul Gambier – the father of Denis and Thomas Gambier who now run the domaine. At 45€ on the restaurant wine list this was great value and showed really well – living up to the high and deserved reputation of the 1996 vintage.
Tomato salad with a poached egg
from hens in their own vineyard
Riz de veau with le Puy lentils
Poulette – again home reared chicken
Tomorrow another fine lunch and a visit in Chinon.