Award: Four star hotel and one Michelin star restaurant
Chef: Didier Edon – In 1988 he was Sous Chef at the Château de Marçay. In 1989 he moved to the Domaine des Hautes Roches – 1 Michelin star (owner Philippe Mollard). Then in 1995 they lost the star but regained it in 1998. He is an extremely accomplished chef, renowned for surprising combinations of food.
Sommelier: Tony Epyneau
Visit: 12 August 2017, dinner for two.
Review: The Hotel Les Hautes Roches is carved into the rocks located on a limestone tufa cliff overlooking the Loire. It is situated in the middle of the Vouvray wine area. It has been a member of Relais & Châteaux since 1991.
There are 14 rooms, 12 of which are carved out of the rock.
The hotel is a former monastery with troglodytic cave bedrooms. We chose a south-facing superior cave room that was carved into the rock, with a view of the Loire.
The Hotel and Rooms:
A selection of Loire wines accompanied each course.