Les Aromes de la Chancellerie – Beaune

A great coffee roaster in Rue Poterne – right in the heart of Beaune – France.  We were staying in a quaint apartment opposite and could see the neon sign from our balcony.  This coffee roaster is run by grandfather and grand-daughter. Great beans and you can smell when they roast them from miles away. They grind the beans to your requirements and can assist to offer the best flavour profile. Not to be missed.

Le Benaton – Beaune

Another great meal at Le Benaton – Beaune – France – worthy of its 1 Michelin star easy. Service, presentation, wine list are all exemplary quality – this restaurant just keeps getting better and better. A few years ago the wine list was below average – but the sommelier has turned it around very quickly – a great range of wines and very fair prices. Mostly Burgundy of course.

La Part des Anges – Beaune

A hip and cool restaurant/wine bar in Beaune. Good menu – nice feel. Of interest – we tried some Domaine Jean-Michel Guillon 2010 red burgundies – Bourgogne rouge and Chambolle-Musigny villages. Spectacular wines – finesse and power in nice balance. The bourgogne rouge drinks well now,  the Chambolle needs a few months yet. La Part des Anges means the amount of wine lost in the barrel due to evaporation etc.