jamie goode's wine blog: In Burgundy (1)

Monday, June 29, 2009

In Burgundy (1)

Took the Eurostar to Paris, then headed to Dijon, and now I'm in Beaune. There's something thrilling about Burgundy.

Just one visit today - Joseph Drouhin. We met with Jean-Francois Curie and Philippe Drouhin and tasted through a large range of wines, including a wonderful 2007 Clos des Mouches Blanc and the excellent 2007 Montrachet.

Then it was off to dinner at Le Benaton (www.lebenaton.com) in Beaune - an excellent, ambitious restaurant, where we dined well, with some fantastic older bottles (2003 Montrachet, 1990 Clos des Mouches and 2000 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru). On the menu:
Les escargots de Bourgogne pieds de veau et anguille fumée en coque de pain , écume de brandade fondue de tomate et jus de persil (pictured above - a strange snail concoction where you had to inject your dish with parsley juice); and Demi pigeon du Louhanais désossé le filet rôti la cuisse farcie jus au mélilot (a delicious pigeon dish).

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At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Mike said...

I'm insanely jealous, sounds like a wonderful trip.

At 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jamie - how's the 09 vintage shaping up?

At 1:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Le Poulet de Bresse" is a celebrated French organic CHICKEN ...and you were treated well given that starters at this restaurant come in at £25-30 each....

At 8:51 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Mike, it's a lovely trip and I realize my good fortune

Anon(1), it seems good so far - nice weather during flowering, and good crop set.

Anon(2), apologies for the cut and paste error, correct dish now inserted.


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