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After obtaining his advanced hotel management diploma from the Ecole Hôtelière in Strasbourg, Jean Luc decided to set up his own place with his wife, and in 1977 they settled in the Château de Brabois in Vandoeuvre Les Nancy.

Several years later, when the opportunity arose, they decided to move to Nancy city centre, first to the Goéland then to Les Pissenlits, where they served generous fare at bistro prices in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

In 2003, the premises at 25bis rue des Ponts went on the market presenting the couple, now joined by their son Jean Sébastien, with a genuine opportunity. Its location and architecture - small ground floor with huge vaulted cellar – made it the ideal location for a wine outlet and Vins et Tartines was born. Jean Luc is also Maitre Cuisinier de France and was awarded the title Maître Restaurateur in 2009.

Danièle followed the same diploma course as her husband and had always had a passion for wine, a passion which won her prizes: Maître Sommelier award with the Union de la Sommellerie Française as well as a Meilleur Sommeliers de France award. Her aim, in particular, was to discover rare wines from small-scale growers in order to offer great value-for-money bottles, which have something special and are created with passion.

On graduating from the same hotel school as his parents and with the same diplomas, after a childhood basking in the profession of restaurateur, Jean Sébastien first elected to work for his study placement company - today part of the Intercontinental group - in order to round off his education, especially in the area of hotel management.

In 1999, he decided to return to his parents in order to help their activities develop and work on a common project together. Today, he has a major role to play in the life and management of Les Pissenlits, and was key actor in the creation of Vins et Tartines as well as the take over of the Cottage Hotel-Restaurants. In 2009 he obtained the title of Maître Restaurateur.


The result is: a flourishing family business where guests are permanently at the centre of all concerns.

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Danièle Mengin:

  • Grand Prix de la Presse et du Vin, 2007
  • Maître Sommelier of the Union de la Sommellerie Française
  • Meilleur Sommelier de France competition award winner

Jean-Luc Mengin:

  • Maître Cuisinier de France
  • Maître Restaurateur

Jean-Sébastien Mengin:

  • Maître Restaurateur