A year on the Hill of Corton

One night in Beaune

I’m not a habitual visitor to wine bars in Beaune but a job to visit and shoot five was too good to turn down. Down from London one day and back the next seems a bit busy but thanks to cooperative and hospitable patrons everything was successful and fun, and delicious. And these five are just a few of what you can find. The article, by Jane Sigal, was published in the October issue of Wine & spirits magazine in the U.S.
I arrived at Maison du Colombier early and stayed most of the evening, with a visit to La Lune just down the street that was 40% of the job done. An early start at Cave Madeleine where I have been going for years was followed by a trip to Dilettante and then Table du Square before returning to Madeleine to shoot customers and food before catching the 4 ish TGV well and deliciously fed. As I said in my Cabotte post, I am not a restaurant reviewer, more the everyday customer so all I’ll say is none of these places will disappoint. Depending on your taste you will feel you have to return to some and see others next time, but these are all places that help give Beaune such varied evening and lunchtime options with good choices and value. Just get there early or reserve if you can and make the most of being in Burgundy !

Beaune at dusk, the work begins.

Beaune at dusk, the work begins.


Roland, patron at Maison du Colombier realises I adore avocado.

Roland, patron at Maison du Colombier realises I adore avocado.


Melon and ham

Melon and ham


Just the place to run into the local winemaking talent !

Just the place to run into the local winemaking talent !


La Lune.

La Lune.


"Lolo" boss at Dilettante

“Lolo” boss at Dilettante


tomato and mozzarella with an Hautes Côtes de Beaune.

tomato and mozzarella with an Hautes Côtes de Beaune.


The view from Dilettante....

The view from Dilettante….


Martial at Cave Madeleine

Martial at Cave Madeleine


Tomato soup and sourdough bread

Tomato soup and sourdough bread


Romain Escoffier at his Table du Square

Romain Escoffier at his Table du Square


Provencale tarte to share.

Provencale tarte to share.


Eclectic decor at table du Square !

Eclectic decor at table du Square !

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