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Mar 17, 2009 02:16 PM

Recommendations for meals in Burgundy

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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  1. 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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    1. re: masha

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

      1. re: BlueOx


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

    2. 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.

      1. 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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        1. re: foodie4444

          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. 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.

          1. re: foodie4444

            Enthusiastic seconds for both Hostellerie des Clos and Ma Cuisine.

            Reserve for Ma Cuisine right away.

          2. 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.