Two of my friends and me will be heading to Burgundy this August. All of us are wine and food enthousiasts, and we're looking to do something special over the course of 3/4 days.
We'll be staying in the vicinity of Beaune probably.
Now.... I could just look up some wineries south of Dijon in the well known areas and book tastings, heck we'll be doing that anyway. (I have my Wine Opus sitting next to me as we speak) Also, we'll be visiting restaurants a plenty and downing enough Charolais, Canard, Foie Gras and Truffles to sink a battleship. Done and done. That stuff's all easy. (really I don't mean it as blaise as it sounds)
What kind of restaurant tips can the great community of Chowhound give us for a really new experience? What kind of special places must we go to get some really cool wine experiences? Where can we taste a vast amount of different burgundies without signing off on a kidney or two? We've eaten truffle risotto, charolais etc before: where can we get whole duck a la financiere?! Where is that butcher who'll serve us his tartare straight off the bone? Where is the domaine that will delight us with it's wares?
So dear community: SHOOT! Give us your best, your inside info, your shady foodstuff dealers who sell squiggly bits with maddeningly deep pinot noir?!
We love us some white burgundy aged in wood. I personally have a preference for New Zealand Pinot (slightly less acid, and more of the crazy foresty mushroomy flavors: or have I just been tasting the wrong Burgundy? I know, burgundy is a tough lover, difficult to find the right stuff!)
In short...... we want it ALL....and we're willing to drive anywhere between Dijon and Lyon to get it!
And we need help!
I'll be posting a trip report if we get any good feedback, you can be sure.