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Tasty pause in Tours

A weekend in the Loire stopping for the night in Tours now always brings me to a restaurant called l’Odéon, right near the train station. It’s got great service, presentation and wonderful food at prices you’d never find in Paris!

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Seated in a well lit, nicely decorated place with graceful servers who smile and take your coat… we all agreed that we were so glad to have come to this place for dinner. A couple of years ago, I had discovered it with a good and decided I needed a repeat testing of their menu. Their « menu du soir » at 32 euros includes an entrée, plat and déssert. Like I said, you don’t get to find such a nice meal in Paris for that price.

But…. it wasn’t just a 3 course meal. It was actually a 5 course meal. the first course, a mise en bouche, was a tiny bowl of foi-gras souffléé :
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For the entrée, at our table the only choices that were selected were the Oeufs brouillés à la crème de Morilles, feuilletés aux amandes = scrambled eggs with Morille creme sauce and flaked with almonds… that just doesn’t seem to describe correctly this wonderful little dish!

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The other choice chosen was the foie gras grillé avec brioche doré et vinaigre eux herbes :
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Main courses seen at our table were as follows :

Rouget roti with cheese raviolis and a shellfish safran cream sauce :
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Roast beef with Maxime potatoes and a tarragon broth :
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Roasted scallops with olive oil mashed potatoes (and fun plate décor!) :
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Dessert, the 4th course, was selected as follows by our already satisfied taste buds :
A Grand Marignier souflée with ice cream :
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A hot and cold chocolate and almond dish, that had two different flavors AND temperatures of chocolate :
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And a terrine d’agrumes for yours truly (sans lactose) :
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And what was the 5th course? What the French call a « gourmandise ». Gourmandise essentially meaning something to eat just-for-the-pleasure. We were given a plate of mini desserts of crème-brulée or an apricot confit :
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L’Odéon,

10 Place du Général Leclerc
37000 TOURS
Tél. 02 47 20 12 65
Fax : 02 47 20 47 58

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5 Thoughts on “Tasty pause in Tours

  1. How delicious! We are planning a trip to the Loire Valley one of these days and will definitely stop here and try one of everything ;)

  2. You always find the best spots to eat in Paris!

  3. where did you stay in Tours? great photos!

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