My husband and I were traveling in the Loire with a business group (but for pleasure) and a group of 8 of us made reservations at this location on the recommendation of one of the travel staff along on our journey. The ambiance is sleek, the table settings are beautiful and the menu is exceptional, but be advised, as the name would suggest - this establishment is about fresh fish. The menu is not as pricey as I would have expected, given the location and the atmosphere. Some of our group required assistance with translation of the menu and the staff was accommodating. I required a gluten free menu and provided a blurb in French about celiac/gf food to Madame. She was very helpful about making sure I chose appropriate options. The artwork on the plate - the presentation - was beautiful. I have never enjoyed such rich and flavorful bouillabisse and never had a lobster so tender and so perfectly seasoned. The others around the table had similar "oh la la" raves about their choices. We enjoyed several varietals of local wine that were delightful and well priced. The staff was crisply efficient in moving in and out to deliver and remove plates in a full dining room but they were not obtrusive. The desserts were magnificient - my husband's grand marnier souffle was perfection and my choice of two iced macaroons (gf of course) with innovative filling was just the right way to end this lovely meal. The chef, M. Descoubes, was very gracious in receiving our collective raves. A delightful way to spend three hours in Chinon!
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