Taste "bistronomique" cuisine!
Bistro cuisine - Nantes, Laval, Angers, Le Mans, Les Sables
Set price lunches: €16.50 (start/main course or main course/dessert), €20.50 (starter/main course/dessert). Set price dinner: €34 (starter/main course/dessert)
Le Bistronomique, Laval
Set price lunches: €13.50 (start/main course or main course/dessert), €17 (starter/main course/dessert). Set price dinners: €26 (start/main course or main course/dessert), €32 (starter/main course/dessert).
Le Bistrot des Carmes, Angers
Set price lunch: €21 (starter/main course/dessert) Set price dinner: €31 (starter/main course/dessert)
L’Épicurieux, Le Mans
Set price lunches: €15.90 (start/main course or main course/dessert), €20.90 (starter/main course/dessert). A la carte dinner: around €30
La Suite s‘il vous plait, Les Sables-d’Olonne
Set price lunches: €13.50 (start/main course or main course/dessert), €16 (starter/main course/dessert). Set price dinner: €29.90 (starter/main course/dessert)
It's your turn to enjoy "bistronomie", the trendy and accessible culinary movement that combines bistro and gastronomy cooking in a restaurant setting. We look at 5 places specialising in the trend throughout the different departments of the Atlantic Loire Valley region...
"Delicious, beautiful and inexpensive." This motto from Nicolas Boisramé, chef at the aptly-named restaurant Le Bistronomique in Le Bistronomique, perfectly sums up the concept. Here, a new culinary movement has arrived, one that blends bistro cuisine with gastronomic influences to position it a cut above the classic flank steak and shallot sauce or veal blanquette served in brasseries. It's high-end cookery, but accessible in terms of price and, above all, unpretentious. It's all about a relaxed atmosphere here, with customers sitting at a rough-wood table rather than one covered with a white tablecloth.
"My restaurant has lots of hustle and bustle, I don't like it when people feel they have to whisper," confirms Dominic Quirke from Pickles restaurant in Nantes. This virtuoso of the stoves has toiled in prestigious Parisian restaurants alongside big names in French cuisine, like those we introduce in pictures above. Now, all of them are championing fun, uncomplicated cooking made with seasonal products, championing inventiveness and revisiting flavours. Bon appétit!