Maison TroisGros, Roanne, France – A quality address, worth a long detour

La Maison TroisGrois has had 3*** Michelin stars since 1968 (45years) and about a week ago it was awarded 2nd best in Europe by OAD (Opionated about Dining). It is situated in Roanne, France, which is 534Km near Luxembourg by road.

Michel Troisgros is third generation running the restaurant carrying his name. His wife Marie Pierre is in charge of the hotel and at least one of the sons are in the kitchen. This is a family business and is based on proper long lasting principles of doing good for your clients. 

La Maison TroisGrois is also known for reinvigorating the use of the Sous-vide cooking method in 1974.
I was surprised to see Mr. Troisgros in the garden as I thought he was in New York with M. Batali and Other famous chefs – nope he was here, no time for relaxation.
Here we are starting with an aperitif in the beautiful garden
Garden of Maison TroisGros
And a happy Princess
Caramelized tomatoes and Sesame
A Kir for me and Anne has a pure champagne. I assume these are the house branded.
3 Mouthwatering snacks
And both of us + 4th generation TroisGros in the kitchen
Ordnung muss sein
Everything is well planned and good quality
Maize bread and butter
2011 Saint-Veran -Chardonnay 
Really good fresh bread 
Couteau à la mer, Orange and olive
Plis d’artichaut, Folds of artichoke
Michel Troisgros, a very nice gentleman
Spring garden & Fois Gras
Oysters, “L’iodé and L’anisé”
Red Mullet in Tamarind boullion
Truffle risotto
Eel & cepes alla saltimbocca
2010 Saint Joseph
Pigeon a la peanut
Nutty bread and marmalades with a twist for the cheeses
Cheese selection, where the princess very fast locks onto 3 different blue’s
2012 Cote-Rotie, Jean-Paul Jamet
Princess selects
And I stick too the more lactose friendly choice
Fleurs d’érables
Wild strawberry, almonds and rhubarb
1st desert is called “Qui a vu la fleur”, who has seen the flower
Surface of Rhubarb and sweet pepper
Lemon and coconut
& Snacks (Entre vos doigts / Between your fingers)

All was excellent, some plates fantastic and the drinks very well matched. The kitchen is modern,

using french produce and with Asian touch and a beautiful sense of balance in taste and texture. 
We had a package with Dinner including drinks, room and breakfast for 710€ and that is very good value, I hope to revisit not too far from now.
A house where everything is running smooth, a highly recommended experience. 

Lessons Learned
  • No shortcuts, Top quality in all elements, food, service, room & breakfast
  • France can be modern also outside Paris
  • I now understand why La Maison Troisgros is 2nd in Europe
  • Life is good…
La Maison Troisgros
Place Jean Troisgros
42 300 Roanne
Tél. +(33) 04 77 71 66 97
fax. +(33) 04 77 70 39 77
Bonus package (Room and Breakfast)
1st Bathroom / Desk / Coffe
Welcome refresher
Duplex (where 1st floor is Bedroom and night toilet)

A lovely table with fresh and delicious choices
Foccacia with salmon
Paté and olives
Fruit salad
Cakes and more


Please comment and correct me below. 
I am very interested to hear from those who reads my blog, also with ideas and wishes you might have… 
thank you for visiting

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