Discovery, enjoyment, and sharing: this could be Jean-Charles Cauquil’s motto – a former chef of many a prestigious institution (Le Bristol, George V, L’Alchimiste in Nantes), who took the reins of this former working-class restaurant in late 2019. The result? Market-fresh, traditional-yet-creative dishes that are as beautiful to look at as they are to taste, with precise cooking times, and excellent combinations. All this at excellent value – and with a view of the Loire! Vegetarian option upon request, friendly service, and a short – but quality – wine list.
Einkorn risotto with wild mushrooms
Cod loin, leek stew with preserved lemon and turmeric-lime sauce
Baba with aged Calvados, whipped cream