Château de Bournand
Here at Château de Bournand, we believe that quality food, sociable atmosphere and a relaxed ambiance are the ingredients that make up an enjoyable dining experience and we pride ourselves in delivering this to our guests.Traditional cooking methods have been followed since the nineteenth century within the family, the secret recipe books and other precious cooking utensils are now the culinary heritage of the property.
Our herb garden can be found just beside the kitchen overlooking the courtyard, coupled with choice in local products we can serve tasty home cooked meals on a daily basis to our guests. We grow a wide array of herbs such as sage, giant dill, thyme, rosemary, parsley, tarragon, fennel, celery and laurels to bring out the best flavours of our seasonal dishes
Fresh produce is carefully selected according to chefs inspiration of the day. Expertly cooked on the spit of our old fireplace. It was once the bread oven where we baked bread for the whole village.
Upon request of our guests, we can organise cooking courses of the regions cuisine. The foie gras is the family’s specialty !
Breakfast is served on the veranda allowing you to enjoy the lovely morning view of the park.Our breakfast includes homemade brioche, country bread, salted butter made in the region, croissants, fresh fruit juices and homemade jams to give our guests the taste of a traditional French breakfast.
Like anywhere in the grounds, our guests have access to the kitchen. The preparation of evening meals is determined by seasonal produce and the chefs inspiration of the day.
The Art of entertaining
“A nobleman never hates good wines” (Rabelais)
According to the Rabelaisian tradition of this beautiful Loire Valley, all products are selected for their quality, freshness and cooked according to family recipes. The wines of the Loire Valley are also selected from our local wineries and are stored in our vaulted cellar dating back to the twelfth century.
Castle Bournand lies in the middle of Anjou, Saumur, Coteaux du Layon, Saumur Champigny, Chinon, not forgetting the fabulous Crémant de Loire and Saumur Brut known for its sparkling wine. We select the best partners in terms of quality and passion that drives them to produce exceptional food and drink and our partnerships are based on friendships and trust developed over many years.
Upon request, we organise cellar tours and wine tastings.
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