Le Kilbus, in the old centre of Clisson close to the covered market
Last week we tried two restaurants – one in Clisson in the Pays Nantais, the other in Saint-Georges-sur-Cher. I am happy to recommend both.
2018 Vendange Nocturne, Pierre Henri Gadais
Vin de France
Le Kilbus is a small restaurant in the centre of Clisson with tables on two floors. The food is creative, good and attractively presented. The extensive wine list is excellent – particularly strong on Languedoc-Roussillon. I started with an attractively complex glass of 2018 Nocturne from young Pierre-Henri Gadais, the latest generation of the Gadais family in Saint-Fiacre.
Following the apéro we chose the 2014 Château des Estanilles, Faugères. It is a long time since I have tried a bottle from this domaine. I was fortunate to meet Michel and Monique Louison back in July 1990. I was captivated by them and their wines. The domaine has now changed hands with Julien Seydoux buying it back in 2010. The 2014 had a very good combination of rich, concentrated black fruits but with finesse and freshness in the finish.
Menus at Le Kilbus – 27€ for two courses or 32€ for three.
14 Rue des Rémouleurs, 44190 Clisson.
Although it only opened on 25th August 2019, the Fleur de Sel is already gaining a following. We ate there on Friday night and they had 23 covers. The Fleur de Sel on the square in the centre of Saint-Georges and has replaced Le Mercy, which closed at the beginning of this year.
We chose the Menu Découverte at 23€ for three courses – very good value for the quality of the food. The wine list is short – perhaps once the restaurant is more established the selection will be expanded. We had a glass each of the sparkling Touraine Rosé from Domaine Davault, a local producer. Then followed this with a bottle of the very good 2017 Griffe Isa (100% Côt) Touraine Amboise from Xavier Frissant.