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.
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.
On the outskirts of Reims – great food here – consistent. We visited here twice for lunch in two weeks. Decor and service is superb. Wine list is very Champagne oriented with a weak selection of other regions – but such is the case in a restaurant of this style. Menu was inventive and good value. Worthy of more visits.
A great wine bar serving up Burgundy and more Burgundy! Recommended to us by vignerons – what a funky place. Nice cheese and charcuterie plates to nibble on. Reminds me of a funky bar in Fitzroy or St Kilda. Real fun. Go!
A great meal here. Lots of choice.
Pictures tell a thousand words – wine list has some Selosse on the menu. The menu is ‘fixed’ with no choices – on the day we were there for lunch – the main course was lamb – which maybe is not really a Champagne friendly choice. C’est la vie!
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.
A superb new restaurant in Pommard – with creative cooking by Jean-Christophe Moutet. Superb winelist and complex food are the highlights. The 65euro menu included foie gras, hommard, pigeon and creative Eppoisse capuccino. More info soon.