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Recommendations for meals in Burgundy

granjan Mar 17, 2009 02:16 PM

We start our trip with dinner with dinner at Troisgros. We had our 1st 3 star meal there 22 years ago, and a chef friend says it is still his favorite place outside of Paris. Then we go to our B&B outside of Saulieu. We will not be dining at Lameloise, Loiseau or La Cote St-Jacques, one REALLY grand meal a week is enough. We intend to go out each day, for 4 days to the charming villages, ruins and vineyards from our central location.

But where to eat? Loiseau des Vignes in Beaunne is on the list because we can have a less grand version of Loiseau with sereral great wines by the glass. But we need a few bistros and country cooking to go with all this luxe. Please help. We finish with a week in Paris dedicated to chocolates and pastry!

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    masha RE: granjan Mar 17, 2009 03:59 PM

    This may be more formal than you had in mind, but last fall we had an excellent meal at the restaurant in the Hotel Montrachet in Pouligny-Montrachet.

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      BlueOx RE: masha Mar 18, 2009 06:23 AM

      Suzanne and Terry own the Hotel Montrachet and La Chouette (6 room inn) just down the street from the Hotel. The web site is www.la-chouette.fr/ and just click on "Useful Addresses" to get a good list of restaurants in the area.

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        sderham RE: BlueOx Mar 29, 2009 10:49 PM


        I tried the link to La Chouette and the URL "could not be found." Any suggestions?

    2. Delucacheesemonger RE: granjan Mar 17, 2009 04:40 PM

      While a little stuffy, Hostellerie de Clos in Chablis allowed us to taste 9 Chablis in one sitting with a great filet de Charolais and escargots along with it.

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        foodie4444 RE: granjan Mar 17, 2009 05:15 PM

        There is a wonderful little place called Ma Cuisine in Beaune. Simple cooking and wonderful wine (as you would imagine). We were there in July, and I had Skate Wing with a beautiful white wine and lemon sauce. Desserts are a variety of tarts, each better than the next. It is owned by a husband and wife who attend to the tables. Wonderful atmosphere and food. I highly recommend it!

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          mdietrich RE: foodie4444 Mar 17, 2009 05:33 PM

          Ma Cuisine has a very good reputation and a great looking menu. I wanted to go but could not get a reservation. Reserve far in advance if you want to go as it is small and only open 4 days a week. ...plus there is an "Escoffier" in the kitchen. Another fun place is "La Ciboulette" in Beaune...not high cooking but a fun locals place and very affordable.

          Open only 4 days a week, Ma Cuisine enjoys a reputation for well-prepared regional food and an impressively varied wine cellar. Fabienne Escoffier presides over the kitchen, and her husband, Pierre, maintains the dining room.

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            ChefJune RE: foodie4444 Mar 18, 2009 06:57 AM

            Enthusiastic seconds for both Hostellerie des Clos and Ma Cuisine.

            Reserve for Ma Cuisine right away.

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            granjan RE: granjan Mar 18, 2009 01:28 PM

            Thanks for all the input. Will figure out the day to be in Beaunne right away, Ma Cuisine sounds perfect. "Stuffy" is okay when you can taste 9 wines! Thanks for the link. And keep ideas coming.

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