L’Atelier Gourmand

French in Tours

Using Touraine-grown products and spices that chef David Bironneau brings back in his suitcase from faraway lands, this restaurant serves French cuisine that's as contemporary as its violet-and-aubergine colour scheme. Specialities include côte de veau (veal chops) and escargots de la Touraine (snails); some dishes feature intriguing blends of sweet and savoury.