After working for 15 years as part of Christophe Aribert’s brigade, Chloé Laguilhomie left professional kitchens behind to open an adorable épicerie of her own in the village of Meylan. What should you expect to find there? Well chosen, tasty products from the area: eggs, organic fruits and vegetables from Jamais Sans Mes Bottes or Les Jardins Épicés, balsa vinegars (apple, raspberry, Vercors honey, Menton lemon, etc.) made by La Balsamerie d’Izeron, local wines from the Domaine des Rutissons and Mas du Bruchet, gin from the Distillerie du Drac… Or from a little further away: organic sardines from Jacques Godinec, pure Ethiopian coffee roasted by Terra Kawha, Naga Gold rice, cassoulet by Dupérier, sausage baked in brioche from Bobosse, Go Nuts peanut butter, or even Patrick Font Bergeron apricot juice. In short, an all-star selection! // Eric Taylor
Hidden gem: Chloé prepares delicious take-away dishes every week, like the sautéed Isère pork in a spicy tomato broth (€20.40 for 500 g).