Mushrooms, silk and Vouvray

Culinary adventurers take to the Loire à bicyclette, writes Ros Drinkwater.

21st June, 2008

Culinary adventurers take to the Loire à bicyclette, writes Ros Drinkwater.

The village of Chitenay is a mere dot on the map, but it is rural Touraine in a nutshell. The cottages lining the main street have well tended rose gardens and windows with old-fashioned lace curtains patterned with scenes from arcadia.

There’s a handsome church, a convivial tabac/ café, a boulangerie/patisserie and, most important of all, an inspired hotelier by the name of Gilles...

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