We spent two nights in Nevers, France, before heading out to the countryside to spend two days driving around the Burgundy region. We chose to spend our last night back in Nevers as we wanted to catch an earlier train to Paris than we had originally planned. We chose a different hotel to where we had stayed the first time. And close to where we were staying was the very quaint looking Tomate Et Chocolat. The owner started off being quite abrupt but once we told him we were from South Africa he became quite pleasant. We chose the Domaine Dupré Bougogne 2008 wine which was very light and slightly acidic with cassis on the nose. Our amuse bouche were crispy toasted baguette with white sardines.
We both had the Moules de bouchet to start. The mussels came from Mont-St.-Michel which we have visited and they were fantastic. I had a very tasty steak done blue for my main course which was served with a vin rouge, and brilliant vegetables. Dave had the same vegetables with his fish main course which was served with a pesto de sésame. I am going to try and make this at home.
Dessert was listed on the menu as le cheesecake au citron vert and both Dave and I commented that they did not use the French for cheesecake. It was very smooth and full of lemon. Dave had the carpacio d’orange which was served with a very minty glace. Dave had an espresso to end which was served with biscuits.
Contact them on +33 386 690563 and reservations are highly recommended.
What I blogged:
- one year ago – Lemongrass Custard Pots
- two years ago – Chocolate Stout Cake
- three years ago – Ingredient Challenge
- four years ago – Friday’s Food Quiz
17 thoughts on “Tomate Et Chocolat, Nevers, France”
Girl after my own heart – Tandy – blue steak – yes please:)And Dave’s espresso perfect end to a great meal!
Dave always has an espresso but sadly for me, that would mean a night of no sleep.
I’m always craving mussels, but not usually at 8:00 in the morning 🙂 Now I am! Those desserts look so fabulous, too!
Mussels for breakfast sound like an interesting idea, but I think dessert would be better 😉
HI Tandy, the mussels look divine! sounds like a great place!
Thanks Cheri 🙂
Sounds like a perfect meal!
It really was 🙂
Enjoy your fabulous vacation in France, Tandy! Glad you had such a superb and “friendly” dinner at Tomate Et Chocolat. The Moules de bouchet is one of our favorite when ever we visit France.
I had a few bowls of mussels while we were there as they are a favourite of mine as well 🙂
As fresh as the mussels are, I love the desserts here 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Dessert was perfect Uru 🙂
How fantastic. I have not visited France. The food looks amazing, especially the carpacio d’orange and the mussels, I am off to the markets this weekend, will buy a few kgs, cook a feast and pretend I am in France. 🙂 Great review Tandy!
I think I will pretend with you and drink champagne 🙂
All of the shown food dishes look extremely delicious! thanks for sharing your views & yummy dishes!
Thank you for the visit Sophie 🙂