11 May Fine Dining in Dijon
Under a glass roof facing the garden in a simply elegant space, Chef Loïc Rapart of Les Jardins de la Cloche creates traditional French favorites that look as amazing as they taste. Since Gal Pal Lisa and I stuck to our budget and ate the breakfast included with our room at the hotel and grabbed a casual extremely cheap lunch, we felt comfortable splurging on some fine dining in Dijon.
Every component of our meal was sheer perfection. From the wait staff to the cheese sommelier, everyone we encountered was efficient, but friendly. Each delicious and gorgeous course arrived on time; we were neither rushed nor ignored. Very few restaurants seem to be able to get the timing exact. It was the type of meal where you savored each step, anticipated a fantastic next course only to have your expectations exceeded with every new plate on the table.
For those of you who are regular readers of Weekend In Paris, I bet you are wondering, “Where’s the wine? She’s in Burgundy for God’s sake.” Well, the truth of the matter is that the night before in Paris was all about the Bordeaux. Beaucoup Bordeaux, not enough de l’eau. We skipped wine and sipped Perrier in preparation for our Burgundy wine tasting tour scheduled for the next afternoon. At least that was a good decision.
I’m pleased to share with you photos from the best meal of our trip in Dijon. Les Jardins de la Cloche deserves the highest accolades. Save your pennies, skip a few meals and treat yourself!
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Hotel SOFITEL Dijon La Cloche – 14 place Darcy – 21000 Dijon
Tél : +33 (0)3 80 30 12 32 – Fax : +33 (0)3 80 30 04 15