LE CHENIN

Fresh, local and seasonal cooking

Recipes are prepared with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients! Come and [re]discover the authentic taste of good things.

Closure for beautification work from
2023/01/01 to 2023/04/15

Your restaurant has had a makeover to better welcome you in an even friendlier space. New kitchen layout, new decor and new team.

Do not hesitate to visit us on Instagram or Facebook to be informed of the progress of the work.

Looking forward to meeting you very soon.

Local meat

The authentic taste of flavors

To find the “true” taste of food, it is essential to respect Mother Nature and the seasons.

With this in mind, you will not find any frozen products in our establishment. Everything is homemade… from A to Z.

Also, we get our supplies daily from market gardeners and breeders located less than 35 miles away.

Our products are as fresh as possible.

Therefore our menu evolves throughout the year… like the seasons.

Produits frais été 2022

The sweet team

Maïté & Arthur

Maïté & Arthur offer you a friendly cook

Maïté Verrriez-Foene

Native of the North, Maïté discovers Saumurois and catering at the “Taverne d’Antoine” in 2012.

Driven by an independent spirit, she decides to open, with Arthur, a sandwich shop in “La Doutre”  (Angers district). This experience will be a great success.

It is at the restaurant “Au bon marché” that she meets Olivier. The latter will offer him to participate in the project “Le Chenin”.

Initiated at Claudie Barrat Kause, Maïté loves attending wine fairs and helping her customers discover new beverages. Open their minds with unknown or little-known wines such as natural wines.

She will develop a truly original wine list for lovers of Bacchus… and those who simply want to rinse their throats.

Maïté’s credo, to make Le Chenin customers happy and why not surprise them.

Arthur Favé

A native of Brazil, Arthur is influenced by the culinary and cultural mixes present on this part of the South American continent.
Arrived in France, he is quickly interested in cooking and decides to embark on a CAP cooking apprenticeship.

With Maïté, they decide to open a sandwich shop in La Doutre. On this occasion they are already setting up a desire to choose only local products.

After a few experiences at “La Terrasse de Saumur” and “Au bon Marché”, the lovebirds decide to return to Brazil. Arthur takes the opportunity to learn gardening and permaculture.

Back in France, Arthur meets Olivier Schwirtz who offers him a new project: “Le Chenin”.

They will work there together for 3 years.
Finally, he resumes, with Maïté, Chenin to develop all his influences and highlight local and seasonal products.

Curious, Arthur practices new cooking methods and tests smoking… for the greatest pleasure of gourmets.

In short, set up a healthy and creative cuisine around traditional dishes.

Cellar at Le Chenin Savennières

The Cellar

Wines from here and somewhere else

Discover in our cellar, the wine that will enhance your dishes among more than 280 references (organic, biodynamic or natural wines). With beautiful bottles of Loire wines (Nantes, Angers, Tours, Saumur).

Maïté’s selection

  • Mauzac nature (2019) – Gaillac – Plageoles (sparkling)
  • Roue Sept (2019) – Savoy – Guillaume Lavie (white)
  • Clos Serteaux (2016) – Savennières – Eric Morgat (White)
  • Croix Foucher (2014) – Chinon – Patrick Corbineau (red)

Call on Maïté’s expertise to find the right association

For the pleasure of the eyes and the taste buds

Rock octopus salad

Rock octopus from the Sables d’Olonnes, warm potatoes, winter radish and beans.

Early leek larded

Cream of mushrooms (oyster mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms and Paris mushrooms) and its new leek larded with homemade charcuterie accompanied by its perfect egg.

Poached pear with tonka bean

Pear poached with Tonka bean accompanied by its intense vanilla cream and almond financiers, candied rubarb and pear sorbet.

Smoked tuna carpaccio

Smoked tuna carpaccio (whole), burrata ice cream, winter radish and squash pickles.

Butternut cream

Butternut cream and its slice of peasant bread, shitake, homemade bacon and roasted hazelnuts.

Line-caught gray sea bream

Line-caught gray sea bream (Sable d’Olonnes), garden squash, broccoli, salicornia and “sauce hollandaise”.

The heart of the village

The restaurant

Twenty minutes by car from Angers, the establishment is located is located in the heart of the wine-growing village of Savennières. Less than 5 minutes on foot from the “Savennières” train station’s.

It faces the church of “Saint-Pierre and Saint-Romain”; the oldest church in the county.

With its beautiful colorful front, you can’t miss it.

Inside, 30 place settings are at your disposal in a typical village decoration. The terrace offers more than 40 seats in the shade of parasols.

You will be taken care of by an attentive and smily  team.

 

Restaurant le chenin Savennières

Le Chenin provides parents with a changing table and mattress located in a spacious and clean toilet area.

Testimonials

What People are Saying

Chris GOUJON
Chris GOUJON
10/01/2023
Cuisine excellente et raffinée
Samuel Boisseau
Samuel Boisseau
28/12/2022
Sublimement bluffant... Explosion en bouche, un moment exceptionnel !
David
David
20/12/2022
Un bon moment culinaire dans ce restaurant. Une belle surprise et une carte pas excessive comportant des plats onctueux, savoureux, colorés… Une eau pétillante locale sans oublier les vins qui ravissent le palais. Je recommande vivement ce lieu de délices à consommer sans modération 🙏
Isabelle d'Albert des Essarts
Isabelle d'Albert des Essarts
26/11/2022
Excellent!! Tout était parfait. Le chef sublime des plats qui paraissent simple. Une mention spéciale pour le dessert, une tarte tatin tout simplement divine😲
Claire Rafle
Claire Rafle
21/11/2022
Magnifique! Arrivés par hasard un lundi midi de Novembre, superbe découverte. Cà fait longtemps qu'on n'avait pas été autant enthousiasmé par un restaurant. Produits frais locaux, super choix de vins (à Savennieres, normal!), des plats cuisinés maison ultra-frais, de succulents légumes, plats à la fois excellents, surprenants, harmonieux, avec une touche d'originalité et de peps, et le tout sans chichi. Cà matche à chaque fois. Tellement bon que nous y sommes retournés le lendemain, et toujours contents! La carte est réduite à 3-4 plats (3-4 entrees, 3-4 plats , 3- desserts, et change souvent), ce qui pour nous est une grande qualité et une preuve du frais fait-maison de saison. BRAVO, Continuez ainsi! Les gens de Savennieres ont une sacrée chance de vous avoir! MERCI! des bretons en vacances.
deltort mathieu
deltort mathieu
11/11/2022
Très bonne expérience ! Ambiance chaleureuse, serveurs qui connaissent la région et ses vins par cœurs, des plats très biens cuisinés !
Baptiste LOPEZ
Baptiste LOPEZ
11/11/2022
Super expérience dans ce restaurant, une cuisine de grande qualité, des serveurs au petits soins dont les conseils concernant les vins et les plats ont étés tres justes. Nous recommandons grandement !
Patrick Duchesne
Patrick Duchesne
09/11/2022
Très bonne adresse dans un village typique des bords de loire. Personnel souriant et accueillant. Les plats sont délicieux et les vins excellents.
Eric Rouault
Eric Rouault
07/11/2022
Bel endroit qui respire l'authenticité

Join us

Book your table

Due to the number of tables, we suggest that our future guests kindly make a reservation at the following number:

Two car parks are at your disposal:

  1. Mail Square
  2. Place de la Concorde

Autumn hours

MONDAY -TUESDAY
10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM

WEDNESDAY
Closed

THURSDAY – SATURDAY
10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM

SUNDAY
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!

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