What to look out for to ensure a memorable meal out
If you need some help seeking out a lovely little restaurant or if you’re looking for something in particular, let yourself be guided by Brittany’s system of carefully classifying its eateries. Those restaurants and bistros that meet certain criteria earn the right to belong to a network and get classified with selected labels. Here are the ones to look out for and what they mean.
Tables et Saveurs de Bretagne
Some 40 Breton chefs have got together with the sole aim of promoting the rich and varied gastronomy of the region. Grouped together under the banner Tables et Saveurs de Bretagne, these reputed restaurants all meet the rigorous demands to ensure a memorable dining experience: one Michelin star; three Gault Millau ‘chef’s hats’ with a double distinction from Bottin Gourmand or Champérard; a Pudlowski ‘plate’. You know you’re in for a treat.
Find out more at www.tablesetsaveursdebretagne.com
Restaurants du Terroir
The eateries that belong to the Restaurants du Terroir network all have one thing in common: they source the best quality local produce available to go into their dishes. Their motivation is to showcase the best of the region in terms of produce in a way that also embraces the Breton warmth of character. Signing up too to sustainable development, these establishments support the local economy and respect and encourage the use of traditional techniques and savoir-faire. The result is a truly Breton affair: excellent produce, regional dishes and a warm welcome.
To sit down at a Crêperie Gourmande is to know that you’re going to be eating the best crêpes and galettes in the region! Using tried and tested traditional methods and locally sourced produce, each crêperie has been recognised for its choice of quality produce, its service, the restaurant itself and cleanliness. To ensure consistent quality, each Crêperie Gourmande is regularly visited by a mystery diner...