Friday, 28 September 2012

Some of the dishes being served at Bistrot Les Tontons, Saumur... bon appétit !!

Souris d'Agneau Vitelotte
(roast lamb served with violet potatoes) 

Melon de Pays
(locally produced melon served with cured ham from the Bigorre) 

Brochette à l'Indienne & Patate Douce Rotie
(brochette of beef served with roast sweet potato)

Bistrot Les Tontons
1 bis Place Saint Pierre
49400 Saumur
t: 02 41 59 59 40

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Wine with Bill Zacharkiw (Montreal, Canada)

Today, upon recommendation, Bill Zacharkiw and his colleague, both Sommelier/ Journalist / Wine Critic's from Montreal dropped into Bistrot Les Tontons for lunch and a tasting of the Saumur rouge, Saumur-Puy-Notre-Dame, Saumur Champigny, Gamay & Saumur blanc with Gérald.

Click here to read Wine With Bill Zacharkiw

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Sunday Opening : Sunday 16 September

Bistrot Les Tontons will be open on Sunday 16 September 2012...

... why not pop in and try Les Tontons latest range of wines selected for autumn-winter 2012-2013.

Bistrot Les Tontons
1 bis Place Saint Pierre
49400 Saumur
t : 02 41 59 59 40
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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Two niche finds.. by Mikaël Bouges

It was during a conversation with our neighbouring vigneronne that Gérald discovered La Pente de Chavigny.

An interesting 100% Sauvignon blanc created by Mikaël Bouges, a small organic winemaker, of 4-5 hectors, located in the Torraine

The base of this refreshing white wine is deliciously fruity, think elderflowers, and there is a beautiful finish of acidity.  A lovely wine enjoyed alone, or accompanying summer time salads, and a superb white to enjoy with spicy food… I fancy a curry now !

After sampling La Pente de Chavigny we couldn’t resist trying Mikaël’s red wine, Aigues Vives, and we weren’t disappointed !

Organically produced this silky, fresh in mouth, and well balanced rouge is 100% Côt. Smooth, elegant, with a beautiful oaky finish, and the perfect choice to accompany roast red meats.

Featuring amongst Bistrot Les Tontons 2012-2013 Autumn-Winter wine selection and available for purchase

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

2012-2013 Autumn-Winter Wine Selection

Last week Bistrot Les Tontons saw the arrival of the rather special ‘Cuvée Emile Bories 2010’.

A beautifully balanced wine, 100% syrah, and micro-cuvée produced by Gérald's friend and colleague, Jérôme Margnat from Château La Borie.

Expect this full bodied Côtes du Rhône Village to be one of Gérald's strong recommendations and one to be savioured alongside lamb, freshly prepared by Romain and served at Bistrot Les Tontons.

Bistrot Les Tontons
1 bis Place Saint Pierre 49400 Saumur
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t : 02 41 59 59 40