With eighty acres of gardens, meadows, and forests outside, and room after room of resplendent grandeur inside, the options for dining are seemingly limitless. Under the thoughtful direction of our remarkable Executive Chef, Maxime Thomas, the cuisine at Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé reflects a subtly modern approach to elevated farm-to-table dining. Inspired by the seasonal produce from the Château’s organic potager gardens, the ever-changing dishes are decidedly French and impossibly fresh.
Guests can dine in the restaurant Le Lucé, built in a stunning garden-side salon accessed through the Galerie De Chasse. Le Lucé offers a fabulous prix-fixe menu, paired with wines from the Château’s curated collection. The Le Lucé menu is also offered in the original formal dining room of the Château, where royalty and nobles have dined for centuries.
Adjoining Le Lucé is a bar built in the former private chapel of the Baron de Lucé. Cheekily named Jack Pine’s (the English translation of the Baron’s name –– Jacques Pineau de Viennay) in honor of our French-American partnership, it is here that guests can enjoy convivial conversation, try some house cocktails infused with herbs from the potager gardens, and taste fare from Chef Thomas’ elevated Bistro menu. The Bistro menu is also offered anywhere throughout the Château, from your favorite reading nook tucked under the grand windows in the Tea Salon and the stunning Grand Salon located in the center of the Château with views over the formal gardens, to poolside on a chaise under the Loire Valley sunshine.
Our in room dining menu is, of course, available twenty-four hours a day. Picnics, dinners in the forest, and box lunches for your daytime excursions can be arranged and special requests are always welcome.