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Jet lag? Pfft! Wait ’til palate lag gets you!

At 3pm on Friday 16 September, Maggie and I boarded a train in the French city of Rouen, to commence our return journey to Melbourne. 32 hours later, at 7am Melbourne-time on Sunday the 18th, we wrangled our luggage and … Continue reading

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Travel-infused beef braises

While Maggie and I were travelling in Europe earlier this year, I ate four traditional dishes of braised beef: boeuf bourguignon (French), beef goulash (Hungarian), svickova omacka (Czech) and tafelspitz (Austrian). Since returning to our own kitchen, we have cooked three … Continue reading

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Best meals in Côte d’Or: La Grilladine encore!

Frau Grounds has just pointed out that my account of how we spent Tuesday afternoon comprised activities which actually occurred the next day, except for the bit about tasting white wines. Not that one should let the facts get in … Continue reading

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Best meals in Côte d’Or: La Grilladine

We returned to Beaune after our lunch at Meursault, parked the car at our hotel, freshened up and headed off to stroll around the old town centre. Exploring Beaune on foot is a pleasant and interesting activity. There several pedestrian-only … Continue reading

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Best meals in Côte d’Or: Hotel du Centre, Meursault

Tuesday dawned with the promise of a cool but mostly dry day, ideal for touring. After a satisfactory breakfast at our hotel, we took the N974 south to explore the Côte de Beaune. We hoped for experiences that would make … Continue reading

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Best meals in Côte d’Or: un petit surpris en Epinac

During our three days in and around Beaune we had five happy dining experiences. The simplest of these was in the village of Epinac, just off the main road from Autun back to Beaune; I chose it on a whim … Continue reading

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Burgundy travel miscellany

Here are some miscellaneous experiences and observations about visiting the Côte d’Or region. Grand Cru, Premier Cru and all that jargon A meaningful part of our experience was to drive through the wine districts on secondary roads that traversed the … Continue reading

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