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Today Kelly Kamborian, an American expat, takes us on a tour of Burgundy where she has been living for many years and where she's a registered tour guide.
Burgundy Region and Wine
Burgundy is world-famous for its amazing wines, but it is also at the epicenter of French history and culture. In many ways you cannot understand French history and culture without spending some time in Burgundy. Many of the names that come up are a who's who of French royalty.
Burgundy is also where you can see some of the greatest Abbeys in the world: Clairvaux, Pontigny, Cluny, Cîteaux. Lots to do and see, you really need to visit Burgundy next time you come to France! For recommendations on restaurants, hotels and what to do with children, scroll to the bottom of this post and while you're there share the episode on social media!
To book a tour with Kelly, search for her name on Facebook or kellykamborian at gmail.com. Enjoy the show!
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Starred restaurants by Bernard Loiseau
He is the 3 Michelin star restaurateur who committed suicide in 2003. There are 3 of his restaurants in in Burgundy:
- In Saulieu, the restaurant is called Bernard Loiseau
- In Beaune, Loiseau des Vignes
- Dijon, Loiseau des Ducs
Family style country restaurant with lots of character, but a bit out of the way
La Ferme de Rolle, Ternant in the haute Côte de Nuit (Nuit-Saint George)
For a great luncheon experience
La Grange in the town of Flavigny sur Ozerain (where the film chocolate was filmed). GIE des 4 Heures Soupatoires Place de l'Eglise 21150 Flavigny-sur-Ozerain
It's cafeteria style, but all the food is locally grown and made – when there's no more there's no more, but they might make offer to make you an omelette with farm fresh eggs.
It's not open every day (closed December 1st to March 1st ; open on Sundays and Bank holidays from March 1st to June and in the high season, open from Tuesday to Sunday at noon).
Hotel / Restaurant in a former Cistercian Abbey
But for a historical upscale experience there is the Abbey of the Buissière – a hotel/restaurant in a former Cistercian abbey.
Do avoid the big wineries like Patriarche or le Marché aux vins, both in Beaune or Zeiltner in Chambolle Mussigny.
Instead visit smaller wine growers. These are small operations, check their website or call to make sure they can accommodate you.
- Château de Premeau Prissey (Côte de Nuits essentially reds)
- Domaine La Croix Senaillet (Côte Maconnaise – essentially whites)
Learn More: Burgundy Area
If you enjoyed this episode, you should also listen to related episode(s):
- Wine Touring in Beaune, Burgundy, Episode 128
- The Saint Vincent Tournante Burgundy Wines Festival, Episode 98
- Southern Burgundy, Episode 61
Discussed in this Episode
- Jambon persilé (parslied ham)
- Les oeufs meurettes
- Beef Burgundy
- Coq au vin
- Les gougères
- Dijon Mustard
- Crème de Cassis (Black Current liqueur)
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