Spoiled at Le St Nicolas Gourmand
The local Caveau des Vignerons run the St Nicolas Gourmand, a beautiful little restaurant alongside the wine-tasting (and buying) shop on the main street of St Nicolas de Bourgueil. We bought some wine there yesterday and got a great welcome when we arrived for dinner this evening. They have three menus and we choose the middle one, four courses for €28.00.
Naturally, we got a little help with the wine and were delighted with the Lorieux 2010, a terrific local Cabernet Franc for €19.50. We were also told we could take the remains away in a bag if need be and, as we had a 25 minute drive back to Chinon, the “remains” did indeed end up in a bag. Along with the bottle, we also got a copy of the menu as a souvenir.
We were delighted with the meal and the service and here are pictures of most of the dishes.
|Starter of smoked salmon.|
|Grey snails of Anjou "perfumed" in a soft garlic,|
a house speciality. Starter.
Slice of leg of lamb au Porto Truffe (a gorgeous sauce)
Medallions of warmed local St Maure goat cheese
Strawberries on shortbread biscuit
Hot Pave de chocolat moelleux
sauce caramel a la fleur de sel. Translates best as gorgeous!