Which restaurants in Touraine have Michelin stars?

In early 2021, the famous red Michelin guide has cheered up a handful of restaurant owners. They had been having a hard time due to lockdown closures and could only count on take-away sales.

The new Michelin stars for 2021

Jérôme Roy, one of the new Michelin stars in Loire Valley, France.

Jérôme Roy

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’Opidomthe 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 will be one more gem for visitors to see in the area, close by the Châteaux of Azay-le-Rideau and L’Islette.

Savorous tasting in L'Opidom restaurant - Loire Valley.

Savorous tasting in L'Opidom restaurant - Loire Valley.

L'Auberge Pom'poire: one Michelin Star - Loire Valley, France.

L'Auberge Pom'poire: one Michelin Star - Loire Valley, France.

Last year, a new category made its appearance in the Michelin guide, giving recognition to restaurants that are especially committed to a sustainable approach to gastronomythe green star. The Vincent Cuisinier de Campagne (Les Coteaux-sur-Loire) restaurant, with its zero-mile approach to the food supply chain, was naturally spotted by the Guide’s inspector and given a green starry prize!

Michelin Green Star: Vincent Cuisinier de Campagne restaurant, Loire Valley, France. Vincent Simon in his kitchen, doing his best while cooking a new delicious meal insipred by french culinary. You'd better book for a lunch or for dining, as the price is not expensive.

Vincent Cuisinier de Campagne – Michelin Green Star

It is also worth noting that the 2021 guide gave a Bib Gourmand to three more restaurants: L’Aigle d’Or (Azay-le-Rideau), L’Auberge du XIIème Siècle (Saché) and Les Arpents (Amboise).

The Plate Michelin, another award recognising the quality of the ingredients and the chefs’ skills, was given for the first time to L’Auberge de Montpoupon, L’EcluseAu Chapeau RougeLa Table du PrieuréArbore & SensLe BerlotL’Atelier Olivier ArlotLa CibouletteLa Maison TourangelleLa Maison Colbert and Le Casse Cailloux.

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!

Domaine des Hautes Roches

Domaine des Hautes Roches

World savour, in the Château de Pray.

World savour, in the Château de Pray.

La promenade - Maison Dallais

La promenade - Maison Dallais

Gaëtan Evrard: L'évidence restaurant.

Gaëtan Evrard: L'évidence restaurant.

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