Think of Burgundy and it’s the regions fabulous wines that will spring to mind. But Burgundy is also a foodie’s paradise, rich in gastronomical delights that range from mustard to blackcurrants to chocolate. Our Burgundy for foodies trip outline will give you a good taste of the area.
Everybody has heard of Dijon mustard but the Fallot family in Beaune have been making the far superior Burgundy speciality ‘moutarde de Dijon’ since 1840? They are the only true Moutarde de Bourgogne producers left in Burgundy and create their mustard from seeds grown in the region which are milled by traditional stone mills. You are guaranteed to view mustard in a whole new light after visiting their fascinating museum and production facility.
Burgundy is also the centre of blackcurrant or ‘cassis’ production in France. Here, it is transformed into such delicious products as the famous creme de cassis liqueur which goes into that champagne aperitif Kir Royale. Our Burgundy for Foodies trip will incorporate a self-guided visit to a museum at which you’ll learn all about the historical and agricultural aspects of growing the fruit. Enjoy tastings of that creme de cassis and also numerous other syrups, spirits and liqueurs.
If you’d like to learn to cook one of the traditional dishes of Burgundy or maybe some more modern Burgundian cuisine, then a morning’s private cookery class in the professional kitchen of a French chef (course is in English) will tick your boxes.
You’ll be welcomed into his home in a famous wine village for a fun and educational class. Your day will include a three course lunch followed by a guided tour of the famous vineyards & villages of the Cote de Nuits. Naturally you will stop for an excellent cellar visit where you’ll taste village to grand cru wines too.
Chocolate and Wine
There are numerous artisanal chocolate makers in Burgundy who create some divine chocolate goodies. Chocolate and Burgundy wine is a match made in heaven if paired correctly. Be guided by an expert and you will see how it’s done during a fun-filled day in the vineyards.
Gastronomy is at the heart of Burgundy culture and our outline Burgundy for Foodies itinerary is an ideal way for you to discover all that it has to offer.
It’s a mix of fully guided and self-guided experiences through which you will learn about some of the gourmet products for which Burgundy is renowned.
To extend your stay in Burgundy, may we suggest combining this itinerary with our Wellbeing and History in Burgundy experience to give you a broader understanding of this region.