Any recent visits to Côte St. Jacques in Joigny?
I am driving down from Paris to Lyon on 16 July. I would like to try the Côte St. Jacques but am hesitant to stop at a top restaurant as I am worried that the end result might not live up to the price. Has anyone been there lately? Any finds to report close to that stretch of l'Autoroute du Soleil?
Haven't been to Joigny in a long time but was never that into it. Did go to Saulieu quite a lot, including lately -- see detailed report and pictures here: http://www.julotlespinceaux.com/2008/...
It's not the best restaurant in the world anymore, but it's still the best in Burgundy to my taste, and a unique place.
Also, notwithstanding widely diverging opinions, the other place I'll always want to stop on that trip is at the end of it: Paul Bocuse.
I haven't been to Cote St. Jacques in quite a while, either, but I have had really great experiences there, as have the friends and family I've referred... I also like Hostellerie des Clos, in Chablis, both for the restaurant (imho, Vignaud is underrated) and the hotel.