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Dining in Burgundy

Posted by admin | Posted in Burgundy, currentVintage, Food, travel, Wine | Posted on 18-11-2010

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From a humble Croque Madame to a hearty Boeuf Bourguignon to the rarefied offerings of Michelin-starred temples to Haute Cuisine, Burgundy is a gourmand’s mecca.  Here are some of our favorites…you can see why.  Connoisseur’s tip:  When doing the Michelin restaurants, think lunch, not dinner.  They’re often a remarkably good value in comparison.

If you need a bottle of Auxey-Duresses or a Puligny-Montrachet before you can get to Puligny, head to cV for a selection of white & red Burgundies to delight the senses.

Abbaye de la Bussière

Relais & Châteaux L'Abbaye de la Bussière

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Grounds of L'Abbaye de la Bussière

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L'Abbaye de la Bussière

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Escargot at l'Abbaye de la Bussière

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Hostellerie de Levernois

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Michelin One-Star in Levernois

Restaurant Le Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet

Restaurant Le Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet

Restaurant Le Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet

Denis at Restaurant Le Montrachet

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The beloved fromage course

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In Beaune

Posted by admin | Posted in Burgundy, Culture, currentVintage, Food, travel, Vintage, Wine | Posted on 18-11-2010

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There are certain must-dos in Beaune:  A glass of wine at Bistrot Bourguignon, Dinner at Ma Cuisine, The Saturday market, un café at Baltard, a tasting with Alex Gambal…and for me, a visit to Marie-Pierre Vintage.  Imagine our surprise when we popped in and discovered that a friend of ours was working there!

When you get to that point when you are done with butter, cream and jambon persillé, consider the Indian-inflected cuisine of Via Mokis and a pint at Pickwick’s Pub.

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In Burgundy

Posted by admin | Posted in Burgundy, Culture, currentVintage, Food, travel, Wine | Posted on 18-11-2010

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I just had the most amazing week in Burgundy.  I won’t tease you with the names and nuances of every Grand Cru we savored, but here is a little photo log.  Eat your heart out.

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