Thursday, 2 May 2013

Visit from the WellHungVineyard, Virginia, USA

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.

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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

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