Gourmet specialities in the Loire Valley
Discover the regional specialities
Are you staying in Tours at the Best Western Plus L'Artist Hotel and would you like to discover the specialities of the region? From sweet to savoury, the Loire Valley offers a wide range of local products of the highest quality.
Rillettes de Tours - Indre-et-Loire (37)
Rillettes de Tours appeared in Touraine in the 15th century and are characterised by their traditional preparation, their golden colour and their shredded texture. François Rabelais, Honoré de Balzac and even Marcel Proust mention rillettes de Tours in their works!
Sainte-Maure de Touraine - Indre-et-Loire (37)
AOC cheese since 1990, Sainte-Maure de Touraine is characterised by its truncated log shape and its rye straw. This straw, so characteristic, was initially used as a stake for cheeses that were a little fragile and threatened to break during production.
Poires tapées - Indre-et-Loire (37)
The poire tapée is a culinary speciality from Rivarennes, in Indre-et-Loire. The pears are peeled and then heated in ovens for three days. They are then dried, flattened and packed in bone baskets.
Also to be discovered around Indre-et-Loire
- La tarte Tatin - Loir-et-Cher (41)
- Le crottin de Chavignol - Cher (18)
- La galette aux pommes de terre - Cher (18)
- Le Pithiviers - Loiret (45)
- Le petit beurre LU - Loire-Atlantique (44)
- Les Rillauds - Maine-et-Loire (49)
- Les sablés de Nançay - Cher (18)