Le Chai du Domaine de la Paleine était prêt pour recevoir nos amis britanniques guidés hier par Gérald Beaumont , le propriétaire des Tontons à Saumur. Les Tontons , une bonne adresse pour se restaurer et goûter de bons vins en plein centre de Saumur !
Recently we had the great pleasure of meeting Penny Warden, a renowned British contemporary artist and her husband Richard at Bistrot Les Tontons.
TRIPADVISOR : We LOVED the bistro. It was terribel weather the day we booked but the welcome more than made up for it. We tasted the best wine ever since we have started visiting France in the last two years. Very filling lunch too. Unfortunately the rain did not allow us to walk it off! Would defnitely return.
Completing their food & wine extravaganza throughout France, Gérald recently welcomed the WellHungVineyard from Virginia, USA to Bistrot Les Tontons, who enjoyed alongside dinner, an extensive dégustation of cabernet franc wines. Thank you for kindly taking the time to share your experience at Bistrot Les Tontons on TripAdvisor.
TRIPADVISOR : Finishing a two week wine tasting and foodie trip to France we ended up in Saumur after Condrieu,
Ampuis, Lyon, Meursault and Dijon. This gem of a bistrot with engaging
proprietor Gérald was a highlight on a cold spring night. After instructing me to not even attempt my
very bad French, he put before us a range of delicious French comfort food. A duck confit like pot pie with potatoes was
irresistible after a week of dining in one, two and three starred Michelin
restaurants in Lyon and Burgundy. A cozy evening of local cuisine and a casual
atmosphere was perfect. But what made
the night memorable was a cabernet franc tasting (lost count at 12) once I
mentioned we grew cabernet franc back in Virginia. The top wine was a 2008 Domaine de la Paleine Saumur-Champigny
Tamino. Gerald arranged the winery to
deliver two bottles for our trip home. On
returning to pick up the wine he had a small snack for us. Special treatment, great service, unique
wines and delicious food. Can't ask for
more at a reasonable price. C'est magnifique ! Visited April 2013
Sunday 28 April 2013 : after dining at Les Tontons on Saturday evening, Gérald invited a number of BLT clients to Domaine de la Paleine's Porte Ouverte. Already familair with the wines from la Paleine, the Porte Ouverte provided a super opportunity to enjoy a visit of the vineyard with Gérald, and a chance to sample the Domaine's new vintages.