sommelier on a budget in Beaune
I am going to be in Beaune in March touring wine country, and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on restaurants I should check out...I am on somewhat of a budget though.
Here's a few places we always go back to:
Corpeau - Le Vieux Vigneron : 03.80.21.39.00
Remigny - L'Escale : 03.85.87.07.03
Santenay - Le Terroir : 03.80.20.63.47
Rully - Le Vendangerot : 03.85.87.20.09
Volnay - Le Cellier Volnaysien 03.80.21.61.04
They require a car or a bike, which you can rent from Florent at 03.80.22 0603:
And make sure you have lunch at Olivier Leflaive in Puligny Montrachet, 38 euros with 7 wines. Its a trip with Pascal doing his song and dance.
Also, stop by Alex Gambal's place in Beaune:
He is an American who created a négociant business in Burgundy in 1997. He is located close to the Beaune Post Office. Alex brings a sommelier or chef over doing vendage to help cook or pick every September. He can tell you about the best restaurant finds in the Beaune area.
The weather will most likely be cool, but if its not raining, riding a bike won't be a problem. The neat thing about the bike trail is it uses the vineyard lanes. And the route goes through all the villages. So you go right by the restaurants. We have found the proprietors do not mind having guests in spandex. All the restaurants I mentioned are south of Beaune along a flat bike trail. Florent (at the bike store) outlined a new ride each day and listed 3 excellent places to stop for lunch for that ride, as well as caves (including a wonderful place for cassis).