Fodor's Expert Review Assa

$$$$ Blois French Fusion Fodor's Choice
While Blois is graced with several acclaimed restaurants, Assa is a relative newcomer to the scene and a total standout. The spare, serene dining room offers river views and Japanese-theme touches, which is your first clue of what's to come: masterfully prepared Asian-inflected dishes that are as beautiful as they are delicious. The market-fresh multicourse menus change almost daily and revolve around a theme that might include fish, meat, and vegetables. Although there are plenty of French delicacies—duck breast, foie gras, truffles—dishes are unique; think creamy shiitake soup followed by smoked tuna with lemongrass sauce and baby vegetables. Finish with a plate of Loire artisanal cheeses and a glass of local wine from the impeccable wine list.
French Fusion Service Casual Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice $$$$

Quick Facts

189 quai Ulysse-Besnard
Blois, Centre-Val de Loire  41000, France


Known For:
  • Much lighter fare than traditional French
  • Excellent price-to-quality ratio
  • Beautiful views
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues.

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