Over a twelve-night trip in France with a bunch of food geeks, it is a safe bet that you will experience some wonderful meals. This can create a bit of a problem, though, when those geeks start arguing over which restaurant was best. Safe to say, though, that Le XII was one of the ones being fought over. Our evening here in one of the troglodyte rooms of the restaurant was absolutely amazing, with each course being offered up with a "you have GOT to try this!" The staff was amazing and took excellent care of us - if anyone tells you French are rude, simply laugh at this idiot and tell them to dine at Le XII where they look after all of our needs and the chef provided us with amazing flavor after amazing flavor! Will definitely be on our short list for the next time we are in the Loire Valley!