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“Our sixth visit; still worth coming back to”
Review of Chez Miton

Chez Miton
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Chahaignes
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Looking back in my diary I realise we have been to Chez Miton six times now. Clearly we like the place and so do the guests we bring there. There's a very agreeable fusion of French and Asian flavours and the menu changes regularly. The style and the general feeling of the place remain the same, which is good. The quality is consistently good, and the owners (he front of house and she in the kitchen) are still there and clearly enjoying their work. In fact the only thing that has changed is the wait staff.

This visit started off on slightly the wrong foot with the waitress (new to us) proposed seating us at a table behind the door when there were other tables available, and then didn't handle my request to be seated elsewhere particularly well. It also ended on a very minor negative note when we were charged for three four-course menus while one of us had only had three. No big deal, but a pity.

Apart from this, things went fine and the wine and the food were all very good as we had remembered and expected. As we have always done, for drinks we went with the local pineau - an unusual and somewhat spicy/peppery light red. For the food we had terrine and crab salad as entrees (both very good) and filet de canette, faux filet, and filet de merlu for mains (all good, even if the faux filet was very slightly overdone). We all opted for the (good) cheese selection, finishing with straberries and cream and fromage blanc for dessert.

We like this restaurant and enjoy its choice of dishes on each visit. The ambiance is casual and pleasant and the setting on the Place de l'Eglise in Chahaignes is also nice. We'll be back.

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

We booked a table for four, sunday Noon - you need to book if you go Sunday. We had to wait 20 minutes before they came to take our order in spite of having asked three times. I would not say the staff is "friendly", they provide service, period. There is a fixed menu on weekends, 30€ for apetizer, entrée, cheese, AND desert. Cannot go for less!! We had Terrine campagnarde, rabbit confit in Amora sauce, pork loin, and one ordered porc "cheek" which was in the menu but no longer avaialable. We had one chocolate and speculos terrine, one tiramisu, one pineapple puff, and one panacotta for desert, trying thus all the deserts in the menu. One bottle of a côteau de Loir wine (local), a bottle of Badoit water, and three coffees. We paid 148.5€. I'd say that having tried other similar restaurants in the area, this on is among the best. But nothing that would be worth a detour I'd say. The sauces are too thick, the garnish the same for all courses: a roasted 1/4 small squash, two small carots, two flat peas, one half small potato, one half small purple potato.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Food was great! Staff is friendly and the price very reasonable (evening menu for 29 euros). Definitely worth a detour if you're around that area.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

By Far my favourite local restaurant - and one that never dissappoints .... whether it be a lazy midweek lunch, or a more formal weekend dinning experience. Naoko is an incredible chef with a gift for uniting typical french dishes with hint of her Japonese origins....a truelly fantastic fusion of tastes!

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We discovered Chez Miton when we were looking for a house in the Loir Valley. We were in Chahaignes to visit a house (which we tried unsuccessfully to buy, but that's another story) and had lunch at Chez Miton. What a pleasant surprise! We were totally unprepared for the quality of the food and the the general feel of the place.

We've since found our house in a nearby village, but we keep going back to Chez Miton, bringing friends who visit us to the place for a treat. And recently the prices have become more reasonable (they were a little on the high side) so it's now an even better proposition. The food is essentially French, but with an interesting Japanese/Asian twist courtesy of the chef, who is the Japanese co-owner together with her French husband. The local wines are also well represented and there are some good examples available by the glass or carafe, which is a big bonus for those of us who struggle with an entire bottle by ourselves....

We just wish there was a restaurant of this calibre in our village!

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