Posts Tagged ‘Burgundy’

Oeufs en Meurette

Legend has it that each of the folds in a French chef’s toque represents a different way of preparing eggs. Oeufs en meurette is one of my favorites—poached eggs swimming in a hearty red wine stew studded with bacon, mushrooms and pearl onions. The dish hails from France’s Burgundy region, where you’ll also find such classics as boeuf bourgignon and coq au vin. The sauce and garnishes for oeufs en meurette are very similar to those of the latter. There’s a chicken-and-egg joke in there somewhere.

On many menus, you’ll find this poached egg dish as a starter, but I like to make it the main event. It’s the perfect warming meal for a cold winter day, especially with crusty bread to soak up every last drop.

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Domaine Alain Gras

Domaine Alain Gras St.-Romain Rouge 2009

It may surprise you to learn that the most intriguing and distinctive French wines are produced from vines that have “struggled” to produce their fruit. Perhaps they endured a period of drought […]

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Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard, Bourgogne Rouge 2009

There are days when a simple Bourgogne rouge strikes me as too rustic, and, heureusement, there are French wines such as the Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard, Bourgogne Rouge 2009 to remind us […]

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Fish, my main course

Le Petit Weekend: Burgundy at a Glance

As much as all Parisians love Paris, they also adore a petit weekend—a getaway, either a day trip from Paris or an entire weekend. Recently, during autumn, I hightailed it out of the city for a wine-tasting trip to Burgundy. My friend Kelly and I headed for Beaune, which is perfectly situated to explore both côtes, Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. One can reach Beaune via train or car. The TGV train takes just over two hours to arrive there, and via car the trip is about three hours plus, depending on traffic. If you wish to take the train, you can rent bikes right in Beaune if the weather is fine. But there are some hills, so if you want to tour the entire region, you’ll need to either rent a car in Beaune or be in good biking shape.

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Best Meals in Paris with Kelly Page

Some of the best meals in Paris that I’ve had, and certainly some of the most memorable were with my friend and former food writer Kelly Page…

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