Domaine de Beauvois, Luynes
Tel: 33 2 47 55 50 11
Concierge.com's insider take:
An ornate chandelier and grand stone fireplace preside over the dining room of this luxury château, but the food being served is anything but old-fashioned. Expect first-rate produce and nods to other culinary traditions as well as low-calorie options and simple meats grilled a la plancha. The menu changes often but has included standouts such as a cocktail glass of green-pea froth and crab with grains of quinoa, and pike perch beautifully offset by rhubarb (stewed and in compote form) and vanilla sauce. Desserts offer variations around a theme, such as apricots, strawberries, or chocolate presented three ways. The service strikes just the right balance between enthusiasm, good humor, and discretion, with a knowledgeable young sommelier to guide you through the wine list. Don't miss the superb cheese trolley, either, selected by Rodolphe Le Meunier, a world-champion cheesemaster.
Open Mondays through Sundays 12:30 to 2 pm and 7:30 to 9:30 pm.