The Bourdaisière Tomato Festival: The Meeting Place For Gourmet Gardeners
For more than ten years, gourmets and gardening enthusiasts have been meeting at the Château de la Bourdaisière, in the Loire Valley, to participate in the Tomato Festival. Each year, nearly 8000 visitors come to rediscover a fruit they thought they knew...
An unusual and gourmet festival
The Tomato Festival invites ever-increasing numbers of visitors to discover the gastronomy of the tomato, its growing methods and the extraordinary diversity of its varieties.
This festival combining gastronomy, gardening and unusual discoveries is held the second weekend of September at the Château de la Bourdaisère.
It brings together some forty exhibitors who present and sell their products... around the tomato, of course!
To note: the Château de la Bourdaisière has a conservatory vegetable garden that was created in 1998 by Louis Albert de Broglie and now has some 650 varieties of tomatoes. An impressive collection, even though scientists estimate that there are 12,000 varieties of tomato in existence throughout the world!
The 24th edition of the Tomato & Flavors Festival will take place on September 10 and 11 at the Château de la Bourdaisière (in Montlouis-sur-Loire) in partnership with Disneyland Paris.
On the program:
- About fifty exhibitors around the tomato and flavors.
- Culinary demonstrations and tastings
around the tomato with the presence of the Escoffier disciples association (all day),
and around paprika, with the Hungarian Chef Istvan HALASZ (at 11am and 4:30pm).
- Drawing contest for children up to 12 years old.
- Competition open to the general public: Creation of an original recipe based on tomato and paprika.
- Taste workshop" for children proposed by Aesio Mutuelle.
- Gourmet basket: guess the weight and win the gourmet paper!
Children will be at the party and will be able to try their hand at gardening by learning how to prune topiaries with the Disneyland gardener.
The 24th edition of the Tomato Festival will be held on September 10 and 11, 2022 at the Château de la Bourdaisère.
Château de la Bourdaisière
25, rue de la Bourdaisière
Tel : 02 47 45 16 31
Fax : 02 47 45 09 11
E-mail : [email protected]
Open from 10am to 7pm
Full price : 7,50€
Reduced rate: at 5,50€: unemployed, students, Montlouisiens, groups from 20 pers. (with proof).
FREE for children under 10 years old