Introduction to Burgundy’s Food and Wine

Burgundy is France’s premier region for wine and gastronomy. The people of Burgundy are rightly proud of their culinary traditions. Their food is rich and hearty and incorporates wine into many local dishes. Boeuf bourguignon and coq au vin are the two of the most well known.

Burgundy is in the centre of France and stretches from Sens in the north to Mâcon at its southern edge. Most of it’s well known towns are synonymous with food and wine, Dijon is famous for its mustard and Chablis and Beaune for white and red wines respectively.

Burgundy can boast about its 31 Michellin starred restaurants in the 2016-2017 guide. Top of the list is the 3 starred “Maison Lameloise” in Chagny, Saône-et-Loire, headed by owner and head chef Eric Pras. Reknowned for its continuing standard of gastronomy, Lameloise has successfully held it’s 3 stars since 2007.

Some of the worlds’s most reknowned – and rare – wines are made in burgundy. Here the Pinot Noir grape is king and vinyards such as Domaine de la Romanée Conti produce some of Frances’s best wines.