Logis Hotel des Fleurs in Pontaubert is a traditional restaurant where talented chef Regis does the cooking while his wife Claire looks after the front of house. The peaceful garden is the perfect place to relax in the summer months. The menu changes seasonally but, if you can, try Regis’ terrine of foie gras with fig jam and his pork cheeks with chestnuts and buttered cabbage.
Situated along the banks of the river Yonne, with a glorious terrace, the Auberge les Tilleuls in Vincelottes offers a great bistro lunch. The Yonne is famous for its cherries; in season they are available to buy along the main road as you tour through Auxerre, Chablis and Vezelay towards Avallon. The Auberge’s pot au feu is a feast and the cherry soup is not to be missed.
Situated in the centre of Chablis, they really celebrate the region’s wine at Bistro des Grands Crus. There’s a daily menu, or you can go for some classic andouillette cooked in Chablis wine.
A one-star Michelin restaurant in the centre of Dijon, Stephane Derbord has a really exciting menu for lunch during the week. It’s perfect after spending a morning amid the bustle of the city’s Gustav Eiffel-designed market.
One of the best three-star Michelin restaurants that Burgundy has to offer, Relais Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu, serves extraordinary food and also boasts wonderful service and an exquisite interior. The whole team is gracious and accommodating; go for the fantastic lunch menu ‘National 6’.
Written by Katherine Frelon, author of Shop.Cook.Eat (£12.79, Curran Pendelton).
This feature was published in March 2015
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