The Gastronomic party between September 23rd and 25th assembles those different events :
- Autumnal of gastronomy and taste (all the year long , there is a topic which is « Saint Martin de Tours » : the Gallic cooking, sharing cooking). The cooks prepare original and revisited menus from Touraine.
- « Everybody at the restaurant ! »
Between September 19th and October 2nd. The rule is one bought menu = one offered menu in some restaurants like : « Château de Pray » in Chargé, « Le Clos de Jeanne » in Genillé, « Le Château de Marçay » in Marçay, « L’Auberge de la Treille » in St Martin le beau, « Charles Barrier », « Le cahier de cuisine » and « Le Bistrot Rossigny » in Tours.
- « Festival de la tomate et des saveurs » September 10th and 11th.
If you want to wander in a Gatronomic Tour…
- « Poires tapées museum » : located in Rivarennes
- « Touraine wines museum » : located in Tours
- « Cabri-au-lait educational farm » : Sainte Maure de Touraine
- « Truffle patch domain » : Cray
… And taste the « Touraine wines road »
Crossing the wines road allows to discover AOC wines like :
- 1 Chinon (Red, White & Rosé) Main Grapes : Cabernet franc, Cabernet, Sauvignon.
- 2 Touraine (Red, White, Rosé & Sparkling white) Main Grapes : Pinot gris, Pinot meunier, Pinot noir.
- 3 Touraine Amboise (Red, White & Rosé) Main Grapes : Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Gamay, Chenin.
- 4 Touraine Azay-le-Rideau (Rosé, White) Main Grapes : Gamay, Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Chenin (for white wine).
- 5 Touraine Mesland (Red, Rosé, White) Main Grapes : Gamay, Cabernet franc, Côt,Chenin (for white wine).
- 6 Vouvray (White, Sparkling white) Main Grape : Chenin.
- 7 Montlouis-sur-Loire (White, Sparkling white) Main Grape : Chenin.
- 8 Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil (Red, Rosé) Main Grapes : Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon.
- 9 Cheverny (Red, Rosé, White) Main Grapes : Gamay, Pinot noir, Cabernet franc, Côt.
- 10 Bourgueil (Red, Rosé) Main Grapes : Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon.
- 11 Coteaux du Loir (Red, Rosé, White) Main Grapes : Chenin (for white wine), Pineau d’Aunis.
- 12 Jasnières (White) Main Grape : Chenin.
- 13 Coteaux du Vendômois (Red, Rosé) Main Grapes : Cabernet franc, Pinot noir, Gamay.
Article written by Zoé, Tais, Eva and Quentin,students of the Erasmus class 2016.
PGI of Touraine
Three quality logos attest to the specific traditions and qualities of food, agricultural products and wines, aromatised wines and spirit drinks, produced in the European Union or in other countries. Two of these logos - the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) - have a specific link to the region where the product comes from, while the third one - the Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) - logo highlights a traditional production process. Food products are eligible for all three logos: PDO, PGI and TSG. Wine is eligible for PDO and PGI while spirit drinks and aromatised wines qualified for PGI recognition.
In Tours, we have 2 PGI :
- For the wines, all the wines that are made in the Val de Loire region
- La rillette de Tours is potted pork paste
Article written by Clément,student of the Erasmus class 2016.
AOP in Touraine
AOP means Appellation d'Origine Protégée, it's an official French label that enables to insure a French "savoir faire" and a precise geographical area.
In the Touraine area, only one product has an AOP. It's the Sainte Maure cheese, it's a goat’s cheese. It obtained The AOP in 1990, it's the first goat’s cheese to get it. A rye straw guarantees the label. The cheese is ash-coated or not.
Article written by Anais,student of the Erasmus class 2016.