Visit Date: July 20, 2016
We had also booked a restaurant for our second night in Dijon, the capital of Burgundy.
Two Michelin-starred William Frachot on the second night in Dijon
It is located in the same area as the hotel, in the northeast of Dijon. So it was easier to go there than Stéphane Derbord’s yesterday.
The shop is attached to a hotel called CHAPEAU ROUGE.
The photo gallery is very nice, please take a look.
Galerie Photos: http://www.chapeau-rouge.fr/galerie-photos-p63.html
Choose a course of traditional Burgundy cuisine with a touch of the best restaurants
Arriving at the restaurant. As this was our second night in Dijon, we had a little more time to spare, so we made it 7:30pm, a little earlier than the day before.
We entered the slightly gorgeous restaurant with trepidation. The service was very polite, as expected of a two-star restaurant. I think there were many customers who were dressed rather casually (but not short pants and sandals, as expected) because it was midsummer in Burgundy.
Then we were shown to our seats and had an aperitif, again champagne, while deciding which course to choose.
This is an amuse, isn’t it? I feel that I was suddenly shown the high grade.
こちらのレストランのシェフは、ウェブサイトを見た限りの情報ですが、伝統的なブルゴーニュ料理を継承しつつモダンな技術も反映させているところが評判だということのようです。ということで、[highlight]「ブルゴーニュ風のおまかせコース(Ménu au fil de la Bourgogne)」[/highlight]を選んでみました。
It was a good price (125 euros per person), but this is a two-star restaurant, so let’s splurge.
By the way, the menu on the left page also looks delicious. As far as I can see from the current one published on the website, this one seems to be the so-called daily menu. Perhaps if I could visit next time, I would like to order this one.
The huge and thick wine list is astonishing!
By the way, as I mentioned in my last post, when you choose a wine in a restaurant in Burgundy, you are handed a huge list like this. It’s so thick, it’s like a dictionary.
It’s this big and this thick, so it was heavy anyway…it’s like a phone book.
And the pages of extraordinarily Burgundy wines are long, many of them! This is still a very small part of the world.
その中からこの日選んだのは、この日の午後に行ってきたばかりのコート・ドゥ・ボーヌのある[highlight]「Savigny les Beaune」のプルミエ・クリュ[/highlight]。実際にこの村には行っていないのですが笑。
It tasted perfect, but if I were to be a bit greedy, I would have preferred it to age a bit more and mellow out, as it was a very tasty and very powerful Pinot Noir. It was a very good wine.
A succession of hearty and stylish Burgundy dishes
Now, let me introduce the dishes we had one after another. First of all…, I’m sorry, I forgot what it was. I’m sure it was delicious.
In addition, this frog was served by hand. At the same time, this bowl also came out, and you had to wash your hands with it and wipe them with a napkin. I’m sorry to say that this style is a common idea, but it’s just like a high class French restaurant, isn’t it?
As expected of a two Michelin star restaurant, the work was meticulous and detailed, and the unimaginable flavors were impressive. However, as I felt the day before, I have to take my hat off to the chef who adds his own twist to the traditional style of cooking, but Burgundy cuisine is often a little heavy and large, so I was fuller than I expected.
Fromage, of course, on the wagon.
But the course continues. It is the corner of the fromage. There are fromages on the wagon. I think it’s more gorgeous than yesterday. All of them are made locally.
I was full, but I ended up ordering this much. I’m sorry, but I couldn’t figure out which kind of fromage I had after all, but they were all new to me.
The desserts continue endlessly, and the café at the end…
The last stop was a cafe. I thought it was included in the course, but it was an extra charge. But it still comes with all these pastries! They were all delicious and tasty. But I was at my limit, so I left half of the gateau on the bottom right.
That’s really the end of it. All the dishes were really delicious, but the portions were indeed too much. To be honest, it was painful, but I made sure to eat everything. The atmosphere, the customer service, and the food were all top notch. I really felt lucky to be here.
Here’s the shop’s website again.
Galerie Photos: http://www.chapeau-rouge.fr/
The prices are as follows. Of course, these are top-notch prices too. It was the most expensive meal we had on this trip.
This is the end of our dinner in Dijon. However, this themed trip has only just turned the corner. We’ll continue on to another location.