January 19th at 6:30pm: teas and mochis for Epiphany
After the galette, mochi for Epiphany! These Japanese sweets, made with a sweet bean and rice dough, will tantalize your taste buds. Tea will also be available for tasting, for an unusual version of "tea time".
After the galette, it's time for mochi for Epiphany! These Japanese sweets, made locally at La Maison du Mochi from a sweet bean and rice dough, will tantalise your taste buds. Several varieties of Japanese teas and infusions will be available for tasting, for an unusual version of "tea time" with Aude COUDRIN, manager of the LE LAPIN VERT tea and coffee shop in Tours.
February 16 at 6:30pm: sweets from Touraine
For Mardi Gras, discover a world of Touraine-style sweets: nougats from Tours, gingerbreads and honey, poires tapées and fine bubbles.
To celebrate Mardi Gras, discover a world of sweet delicacies from Tours: nougats from Tours bakery VANDEPUY, gingerbread and honey from RUCHER DE LA DAME BLANCHE and old-fashioned pears from MAISON HERIN. All accompanied by wines from Maison LaCheteau - Grandes Caves Saint-Roch in Rochecorbon.
March 15th at 6:30pm: 100% local beers
Experience Saint Patrick's Day made in Tours with craft beers brewed by La P'tite Maiz. Spreads will complete this Franco-Irish aperitif. Something for everyone.
Do you think craft beer holds no secrets for you, or would you like to learn more?
Come and meet Christophe, President and founder of the La P'tite Maiz' craft brewery, and Valentin, certified beer waiter, for a tasting of 5 La P'tite Maiz' beers, as varied as they are well-balanced in their choice, with commentary by these two enthusiasts. Learn more about the different styles and discover in detail the emblematic beers of this local brewery, nationally acclaimed for its quality work. To complete the tasting experience, you'll be able to savour spreads made by the chef at La P'tite Maiz' - Le Bar. An instructive and gourmet exchange not to be missed!
April 19 at 6:30pm: a journey to greek lands
A Greek by adoption, with a passion for Hellenic culture, Isabelle invites you on a gourmet journey to the heart of Greece and traditional Greek Orthodox Easter. Typical products, such as Tsai Tou Vounou mountain tea and Mastiha de Chios, a resin with a minty taste, will be available for tasting.
A Greek by adoption with a passion for Hellenic culture, Isabelle takes you on a journey to the heart of Greece, focusing on the tradition of Greek Orthodox Easter. Terres Grecques invites you on a gourmet journey, with the endemic and traditional products she brings back in her suitcases, and introduces you to an immersive journey, with its odysseys!
On the menu: hot and cold Greek mountain tea called Tsai Tou Vounou, a typical Greek herbal tea consumed in Greece since ancient times; Mastiha from Chios, a natural aromatic resin renowned for its aroma and therapeutic benefits.
The Villa Rabelais
The Villa Rabelais is home to the IEHCA (European Institute of Food History and Cultures), a cultural and scientific center dedicated to gastronomy.
Open to all, it's a place to learn about the art of eating and drinking well, and a place for culture and entertainment.
The "7 dégustations, 7 inattendues" tastings take place in the gourmet library. A wide selection of books on all aspects of gastronomy is available for free consultation.
An annual cultural program completes these reading spaces. In partnership with local players, events are organized on a regular basis. Author meetings, evening debates, tastings, workshops... something to satisfy both young and old gourmets!
Incidentally, it's largely thanks to the work of the IEHCA that the "craftsmanship and baguette culture" has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
More informations : villa-rabelais.fr