Chez Gaster

Chez Gaster (Tours)

©Marie Salmon

  • Date
  • share

In his Rabelaisian home (a 15th-century sculpted wood facade, exposed rafters, blackboard menus, wine posters), the talented Robin Pasquier (ex-Akrame in Paris) delights Tours’ gourmet diners with his cheeky and carefully dressed cuisine. Served à la carte the other night: an opulent, crispy pork trotter crowned with sauce gribiche, placed atop a bed of green lentils; erudite poached veal brains with capers and a lemony butter sauce; a simple bluefin tuna tartare, barely brushed with a ponzu vinaigrette; a massive Roi Rose pork chop from Tours, roasted majestically and paired with buttery mashed potatoes – an atomic bomb of flavor! Before a dense chocolate, coffee and salted butter mousse. And what about lunchtime? Expect options like a grilled zucchini salad with red chilies and feta, followed by blood sausage parmentier and crème caramel. // A.A.

FEELING THIRSTY? The “divine bottle” is alive and well: a thirst-quenching Loire blend from Le Clos du Tue-Boeuf (€7 a glass); a vigorous Cabernet Franc from Nicolas Reau (€32 a bottle); an incisive Burgundy Aligoté from Fanny Sabre (€38); an organic Saint-Émilion from Les Vignobles Pueyo (€54)…

PRICE: Menus €15-18 (lunch), kids’ menu €10-12, à la carte €31-48.

Save this spot in the Fooding app, available on iOS! Download it now in the app store.

The 2nd edition of the Belgium guide is available for pre-order!

Discover the latest selection of the Kingdom’s 350 best addresses (restaurants, bars, cellars, shops and bedrooms), an award’s list celebrating this year’s favorite spots, and a magazine section featuring 16 articles exploring the margins of the food world, its hidden stories and some of its most taboo subjects.

2024 Le Fooding Belgium guide frontcover
Pre-order now!

Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… And after conquering France, Belgium is Le Fooding guide’s latest playground!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.