Back in December I mentioned that l'Image would be reopening. What we didn't mention is that Sihan and Mathieu cooked a special birthday dinner as my birthday present to Susan which was extremely tasty, spicy in all the right places, and a great combination of textures. It's been a long time since we had an eastern Asian meal that hit all those buttons. If pressed we would say that our favorites were the Taiwanese Braised Pork (Lu Rou Fan) and the Sichuan Pork Dumplings, but all of it was excellent.
Sichuan Pork Dumplings
Now they have opened a takeaway food service. You can order online and collect from their house in Preuilly. The prices are extremely reasonable, and our experience is that you'll be getting authentic tastes and spice levels, not watered down to suit a gentler Touraine palate.
(This isn't a paid advert or anything like that, it's a way of encouraging you to support a new local business.)