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Restaurants and bars
Location: 47.387847, 0.683604
Open: Lunch Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, dinner Mon - Fri
Price: Moderate

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +33 2 47 61 60 64
Address: 26 rue Jehan Fouquet
Tours, 37000
Country: France

Casse-Cailloux is a charming bistro in the Loire Valley city of Tours. We are especially grateful to Herve Villemade for recommending this place because Tours is not over-endowed with great eating places that also serve natural wines. However, here the food is cooked with skill, the front-of-house service is charming and efficient and the wine list packed with heroes of the natural wine movement. As such, it has become our 'go-to' place on our annual visits to this area.
The corner location is easy to find not too far from the heart of the old town. The restaurant itself has a relaxed atmosphere and the customers are mainly regulars with a smattering of winemakers and wine merchants taking advantage of the amazing selection of wine available on the long wine list.
It is the sort of place where you can start with an aperitif of the delightful Domaine Mosse Moussamoussettes, move on to a Riesling from Alsace producer A&C Binner, luxuriate in a Fanny Sabre or a Cossard Meursault, sip on a Descombes Brouillly, match a main course to a Crozes Hermitage by Dard and Ribo and then ease your way through dessert with a Vouvray Moelleux made by Sebastien Brunet.
We have enjoyed dishes such as veal tongue with sauce Ravigote, roast pork shoulder with Noirmoutier potatoes, faux filet de boeuf with frites maison, a chocolate molleux and, of course, the cheese is excellent.
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