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Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Chez Bruno - Amboise

During our few days visiting wineries and vineyards, we dropped off for lunch in Amboise. It was a beautiful Spring day and having no official foodie guide to hand, decided to take a risk trying a small bistro/wine bar called Chez Bruno. Opposite the chateau, it has a small dining room on one side and a few additional tables in the other room where the bar is located. Tourists dropped in while we were eating to taste a few local wines and buy a few bottles as well as a few locals who obviously eat there on a regular basis. It was one of the best meals we had all week. I think this was partly due to the fact that we had been staying at a hotel and were longing for something simple and tasty. We enjoyed smoked sausages with green lentils and tartiflette (a dish originating from skiing country consisting of layered potatoes cooked with onions, white wine, lardons and cheese). Accompanied by some excellent bread and a glass of local Touraine-Mesland wine, it made for a delicious lunch. We'll certainly go back again.

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