In this practically one-horse town this isn’t merely a watering hole. The tiny town of Azay holds one of the area’s best value gastronomic gems. It might not look very special from the outside, which helps keep away the masses; however, the dining room’s toasty fireplace and rustic wooden beams reveal its true character. For decades now chef Jean Luc Fèvre has been wowing guests with his signature filet of beef Chinon and his seasonal creations such as crab parmentier with shrimp cream, sandre fish stew with local Azay wine, or chilled peaches and raspberries with Chinon rosé wine sorbet. Treat yourself to the wine-pairing menu, a steal at only 72€ and featuring wines produced in the vicinity of the château.