Which restaurants in Touraine have Michelin stars?
In early 2022, the famous red Michelin Guide puts the spotlight back on restaurant professionals. The list remains unchanged from last year, with the same seven restaurants receiving awards. Let us therefore pay tribute to the chefs and their brigade who have maintained the same high standards in order to offer their customers exceptional gastronomic experiences.
The first-time Michelin starred of the last year
Jérôme Roy is a native of Loches, educated at the Albert Bayet lycee in Tours. He then headed south, to Provence, where he was awarded a first star Michelin in 2016. Back in Touraine for the past year, he didn’t have long to wait before receiving another. It is now displayed on the front of L’Opidom, the restaurant in Fondettes he took over with his wife Valérie.
In Azay-le-Rideau, the chef Bastien Gilet (cover photo) from the restaurant L’Auberge Pom’Poire has also been achieved the gastronomic holy grail. For the past few years, there have been plenty of word of mouth recommendations for the restaurant located in the production area of the famous poires tapées (pear dessert). So there is one more gem for visitors to see in the area, close by the Châteaux of Azay-le-Rideau and L’Islette, and also near the wine estate of Nicolas Paget and the château de l’Aulée.
A recent category in the Michelin guide gives recognition to restaurants that are especially committed to a sustainable approach to gastronomy: the green star. The Vincent Cuisinier de Campagne (Les Coteaux-sur-Loire) restaurant, with its zero-mile approach to the food supply chain, has been naturally spotted by the Guide’s inspector. Here is the first green starry prize in Touraine!
Renewed Michelin stars
No change for Les Hautes Roches (Didier Edon in Rochecorbon / also an hotel), Le Château de Pray (Arnaud Philippon in Amboise / also an hotel too), La Promenade (Fabrice Dallais in Le Petit-Pressigny), and L’Evidence (Gaëtan Evrard in Montbazon): all four restaurants kept their Michelin stars. It’s always a pleasure to dine at one of these landmarks of Touraine gastronomy once again. And we can’t wait to get the chance to go back and enjoy our chefs’ specialities again!
It is also worth noting that the 2022 guide gave a Bib Gourmand distinction to the following restaurants. All over Touraine, you can be sure to find some great places to eat!