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Maison Lameloise ūüĎćūüĎćūüĎćūüĎćūüĎć

 

A Michelin Three Star classical restaurant in the tiny hamlet of Chagny. Lock and load for what everyone claims will be special.

AMBIENCE

–¬†location:¬†Cute¬†little¬†town.

–¬†character¬†and¬†atmosphere:¬†Classic,¬†old¬†world.

–¬†style¬†and¬†comfort:¬†Perfect except very warm as restaurant became full. Hello, I need to breathe. Cooler outside!

–¬†table¬†and¬†glassware:¬†Perfect.

–¬†other¬†guests:¬†French¬†speaking¬†Yanks,¬†Koreans,¬†Japanese¬†and¬†French.

–¬†ambience¬†rating¬†(1¬†to¬†5¬†thumbs¬†up/down)

SERVICE

–¬†reception:¬†Professional.¬†No¬†clue¬†regarding¬†my¬†dietary¬†restrictions

–¬†sommelier,¬†maitre’d,¬†chef,¬†manager:¬†Emmanuel,¬†the¬†young¬†sommelier¬†at Gordon Ramsay’s in London, notified Hubert, the Head Sommelier at Lameloise, of our arrival. He personally greeted us to discuss our wine preferences. Very Nice!

FOOD

–¬†bread:¬†Five¬†different¬†kinds.¬†Excellent.¬†Butter¬†amazing.

–¬†ingredients:¬†Excellent.

–¬†presentation:¬†Perfect.

–¬†creativity:¬†Very.

–¬†taste:¬†Outstanding.

–¬†smell:¬†Outstanding.

–¬†execution:¬†Perfect.

–¬†food¬†rating¬†(1¬†to¬†5¬†thumbs¬†up/down)

Huge¬†portions….I¬†had¬†two¬†starters!¬†¬†We¬†could¬†not¬†finish¬†

Canapés of sweet, pickled garlic unique. Other stuff not for me, but M putting a nice dent in it.

Amuse bouche of melon in a cheese sauce with sesame oil. Wow!!!

Trout with shrimps. Smoked trout with almonds and hazelnut crumble, green pea velouté and stunningly prepared shrimps. Exceptional!!!

Langoustine grilled with crispy breadcrumbs and tartare of langoustine. Oh my ears and whiskers. Off the hook yummy. Tartare to die for.

Lobster and crab with strawberry and tomato gazpacho. Go on, smile. OMYG, STFD. Ah what the heck, throw in a lobster tempura that would make Japanese cry.

Chicken topped with roasted garlic and onions with mushrooms,small langoustines and Comte spaghetti. Seriously incredible.

Pre-dessert and Petit Fours stunning. Dessert? Seriously?

Voila, M decided to have her first Crepes Susan in France.

WINE

Chateldon 

–¬†selection:¬†Burgundy¬†exceptional,¬†Bordeaux¬†and¬†Champagne¬†average,¬†otherwise¬†useless.

–¬†variety:¬†Same.

–¬†value:¬†Reasonable¬†for¬†Michelin¬†Three¬†Star

–¬†wine¬†rating¬†(1¬†to¬†5¬†thumbs¬†up/down)
 for Burgundy.

Glasses of Comtes de Tattinger 2005.

Bottles of:

 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Canet, Domaine Etienne Sauzet 2010. Slay me on the Etienne Sauzet fields of Puligny-Montrachet. Outf^kingstanding!!!

* Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru, Les Champeaux Domaine Denis Mortet 2007. Double chubby for the evening.

MISC

–¬†type¬†of¬†cuisine:¬†Classical¬†French,¬†albeit¬†less¬†butter¬†and/or¬†cream.¬†Perhaps¬†Modern¬†French.

–¬†dress¬†code:¬†Smart¬†casual¬†to¬†casual.

Maison Lameloise 

Chef Eric Pras
36 place d’armes – F-71150 Chagny en Bourgogne
www.lameloise.fr/us/

GastoNaughties’ Restaurant Ratings Criteria

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Clos le Prieur ūüĎćūüĎćūüĎćūüĎĆ

Ch√Ęteau de Gilly is a beautiful¬†property one mile off the famous RN74 just outside of the hamlet of Vougeot in the Burgundy region of France. ¬†Nothing to do other than ride bikes around the various wineries…and sip. ¬†Riding A Bike Under the Influence!

Bread excellent and served with butter. Alas, we are now French and do not use butter at dinner…at least that is what we have been told by the people living in Burgundy.

Amuse bouche excellent, particularly the tomatoes. Second amuse bouche is sashimi, but solid, almost cooked with sesame soya. Excellent!

Lagoustine starter wrapped in cucumber with gazpacho sauce outstanding.

M likes her “snots” aka escargot.

Fish very good, but more about the trimmings as meat a bit overcooked.

M’s lagoustine literally dissolves in your mouth. Her veggies cooked perfectly, i.e. crispy, but soft.

M had 4 different types of epoiuses and 1 compte. J had 4 different hard cheeses…will suffer – with happy memories – tomorrow

Bottles of:

* 2002 Nuits St George Les Pruliers Domaine Henri Gouges 1er Cru. Wonderba nose, nice color, interesting on the palate, short finish and smooth.
* 2008 Marsannay Les Aiges Pruniers Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair. Exotic fruits (coconut + pineapple) on the nose, narrow on the mouth, fills out at the end with a nice finish. A bit acidic. Supposedly will be granted 1er Cru in 20011.

GastroNaughties’ Restaurant Ratings Criteria

Ch√Ęteau de Gilly Clos le Prieur¬†
www.restaurant-closprieur.fr/le-restaurant/presentation
Chef Jean-Alain Poitevin
2 Place du Ch√Ęteau
21640 Gilly-les-C√ģteaux
France

 

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L‚Äôesperance ūüĎćūüĎćūüĎćūüĎćūüĎć

 

A¬†one and one-half hour drive Northwest of Puligny found us in a stunning, natural park situated restaurant in “Burgundy”. Pre-dinner drinks in the garden with amuse bouche and champagne already delivers the Michelin Two Star rating of this outstanding property.

Food, wine, distance to our hotel all conspired to compel us to stay the night. Allen, now we can have a red

Very¬†worthy¬†of¬†a¬†visit¬†and¬†stay.¬†Too¬†far¬†from¬†“civilization”¬†to¬†consider¬†otherwise.

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