Dining al fresco @LeBistrotduBorddel'Eau in Beaune, France #3yumsup.
|Lunch at Le Bistrot du Bord de l'Eau|
I love a meal in a garden and some of the best I've had were in France. At the end of a river cruise we hired a driver to do some wine tasting in Burgundy with a stop for lunch. He recommended Hostellerie de Levernois' casual restaurant "@Le Bistrot du Bord de l'Eau" outside Beaune in Burgundy. It was outstanding. The lamb, cod and chicken were all declared delicious, and a couple of plates of risotto with fresh green peas disappeared instantly, but a fish cake for 2 made with perch and crab was the bomb. I know it doesn't look like a fish cake, more like scalloped potatoes. No matter, it tasted like heaven and we had to get more bread to mop up every bit of the sauce.
|Perch and Crab Cake|
Our driver Pieter recommended we try a bottle of Anne Brooks 2015 White Burgundy. It was a lovely wine from a small bio-dynamic winery that I'm sure we'll never see again.
There are so many little things that a Relais & Chateaux property will do. It was a hot day and I fanned myself with my menu. A few minutes later a fan was placed by my side. Little things mean a lot.
I would be very happy to stay at this hotel. More time in Burgundy would be great.