Luxeat is pleased to offer a truly unique, insider’s tour at the table with the vigneron’s from eight noble domaines; dining at fine restaurants; a Burgundian banquet and Paulee and insights into the gourmet traditions of the world renowned Côte d’Or region of Burgundy. And in keeping with Luxeat’s passion for Japanese excellence, an Omakase dinner, featuring both high-end Sushi and Wagyu offerings, prepared by Sushi Master, Tiago Cardoso di Silva, who is joining us from Paris for this exceptional event.
This may be your only opportunity to sit at the same table in Burgundy with some of the best vigneron’s in the world; to ask them about their lives and wines, to feast like Burgundian nobility for three days and drink a very high end selection of Premier Cru and Grand Cru white and red Burgundy wines sourced directly from their cellars and private collections. Provenance does not get any better than this.
It’s akin to spending three days on a private insiders tour with the Rolling Stones, where Mick says to you: “Right, me and Keith and the lads are here and we are going to play you our greatest hits, just for you lot. You can ask us whatever you want and then we are gonna feast and party!! “
It has taken us 5 months of work to put this event together, as it’s unprecedented to get eight notable vigneron’s to agree to share their lives and wines at the table in the spirit of Burgundian hospitality, with a small private group of people.
1: The Omakase dinner on Friday evening, prepared by Sushi Master, Tiago Cardoso di Silva, who is joining us from Paris for this exceptional event.
In keeping with Luxeat’s passion for Japanese excellence, our Omakase dinner will feature both high-end Sushi and Wagyu offerings, accompanied by a range of exceptional Premier and Grand Cru wines from Puligny Montrachet and Meursault, Vosne Romanée and other renowned villages of the Cote d’Or.
To accompany the Sushi courses we will be enjoying aged White Burgundies in magnum from the three great Clos Monopole vineyards in Puligny Montrachet of domaine Jean Chartron. These magnums are part of the family cellar collection and will be presented by Jean-Michel Chartron. & To accompany the Wagyu beef and other savoury courses; we will be enjoying a range of refined and pure Red Burgundies from Vosne Romanée & Nuits Saint Georges. These bottles are supplied directly from the prestigious cellar of domaine Thibault Liger Belair, as presented by Thibault Liger-Belair.
2. A Burgundian banquet and Paulee at Chateau de Charodon on Saturday evening, featuring the biodynamic wines of Louis Vallet. Louis has been likened to being the new Henri Jayer of Burgundy by the renowned chef and wine bar owner; Fabienne Parra: the former owner of Ma Cuisine and Le Bout du Monde. There will be live music during the dinner and Paulee. In true Burgundian tradition, a Paulee is where Luxeat guests are invited to share their own favourite Burgundy wines with each other and the vignerons, after the conclusion of the dinner wines served by Chateau de Charodon.
3: Three fine Burgundian restaurant meals with specially selected Luxeat menus and Burgundian vignerons with their fine wines in attendance.
The restaurants and vigneron’s are:
La Ferme de la Ruchottes in Bligny Sur Ouches, run by the renowned Fred Menager. Vignerons: Hubert L’Estime of domaine Jean-Noel Gagnard in Chassagne Montrachet. La Table d’Hôte, run by Lucie and Thomas Collomb. Vignerons: Representing the Femmes de Vins des Bourgognes:-Nadine Gublin of Jacques Prieur in Meursault and Anne Parent of domaine Parent in Pommard.
L’Agastache restaurant in Volnay; run by Nunzio and Caroline. Vigneron: Mark Fincham of domaine Tawse in Beaune and Maison Marchand Tawse in Nuits Saint Georges.
4. A guided walking tour of the wineries and vineyards from Vosne Romanée to Chambolle Musigny, featuring a Caisse-Croute (mid morning snack Luxeat style) opposite the Romanee Conti vineyard.
5: There is also a guided tour of the Grand Cru vineyards of Puligny Montrachet and Chassagne Montrachet, a tutored tasting of the excellent jams and confits of Vignes and Vergers in Chassagne Montrachet which are sourced from the finest ingredients and a foodies tour of Beaune Market on Saturday morning.
This is a Springtime celebration of Burgundy, featuring noble fine wines, made by friendly, renowned vigneron’s who appreciate the hospitality and fine cuisine of the Burgundian table and gourmet ingredients. This is an exclusive trip to explore, meet and feast with some of the world’s top wine-makers in an oenophile’s paradise.
Luxeat cordially invites you to join with us to celebrate the joy of living well on our first-ever trip to Burgundy’s Côte d’Or region.
Our select group is limited to only 10 guests who will take a delicious voyage that includes all dinners and lunches, specified wines, guided tours and tastings.
This unique tour includes authentic feasts in winemakers’ homes, famous local restaurants, and a Burgundian banquet and Paulee featuring live music.
Burgundian winemakers will attend all meals, bringing red and white Burgundies from their own cellars to share, explore and discuss with us.
As we eat, drink and talk, our vigneron’s will share the stories behind their fine wines, uncovering their wine-making techniques, preferences and personal rhythms, as well as answering your questions. This level of personal access over the dinner table for three days is rarely available, even to the most experienced Burgundy lovers and collectors.
The tour is co-hosted by Aiste and Burgundy & Piedmont wine-connoisseur and freelance wine writer at the Path of the Stars/Spirit of Burgundy, Greg Love. Greg has lived with many well known Burgundian winemakers throughout the Côte d’Or region for a period of three years since 2010, to understand their methods, philosophies and style.
His detailed knowledge, connections and intimate understanding of the vineyards, people, food and wines of the Burgundy region gained since his first visit in 1996 will be available for us to enjoy during our tour.
An Exceptional Deep dive into Burgundy Programme
Thursday 20 April 2023
Welcome drinks at Maison Colombier In Beaune.
Dinner at L’Agastache Restaurant in Volnay. A specially selected 5 course menu for Luxeat by chef Nunzio, featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients, sourced from bio suppliers. Vigneron: Mark Fincham of domaine Tawse in Beaune and Maison Marchand Tawse in Nuits Saint Georges. One of the earliest adapters of biodynamic farming, Pascal Marchand and his team are making the best wines of his storied career. The domaine style is for eloquent and refined red and white Burgundies that combine terroir precision with very good depth and focus. As Pascal will be in Canada during our tour, he has asked his head vigneron, the affable and very knowledgeable Mark Fincham, to represent the domaine and Maison at the table. These are vibrant, precise and refined Burgundies which will enhance the intuitively tasty cuisine created at L’Agastache.
Friday 21 April 2023
Guided Walking tour of the great domaines and vineyards from Vosne Romanee to Chambolle Musigny.
Bring your walking shoes as this discovery tour in the insightful company of Greg Love will take us via such renowned vineyards as La Tache and Romanee Conti, Richebourg and Romanee Saint Vivant.
A deluxe Casse Croute (mid morning snack) with a warm savoury treat, hot coffee or tea, and a celebratory glass of a fine vintage Vosne Romanee Premier Cru wine opposite the Romanee Conti vineyard, will fill us with energy to discover the Echezeaux and Grands Echezeaux vineyards in Flagey Echezeaux.
We will also explore the historic vineyard of Clos Vougeot and the Chateau du Clos Vougeot—the centre of Burgundian wine production for over 1,000 years.
The walking tour continues to the vineyards of Chambolle Musigny, including the different parts of Musigny Grand Cru & Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses. We finish in the historic village of Chambolle Musigny where we will walk past its most famous domaines including Comte de Vogue, JF Mugnier at Chateau Chambolle Musigny and Ghislaine Barthod.
This iconic restaurant which raises its own vegetables and livestock exemplifies excellence in farm to table cooking. Chef Fred Menager is an iconoclast who turned his back on the Michelin system to plough his own way to success. This is a must visit destination for discerning and knowledgeable foodies.
We will be joined by Hubert L’Estime of domaine Jean-Noel Gagnard of Chassagne Montrachet, whose Premier Cru wines will be served with Fred Menager’s Flight of the Winds/Vol-au-Vent menu with 5 dishes.
Visit to Vignes & Vergers in Chassagne Montrachet with Hubert L’Estime.
An insightful visit to the land, to explore the precision sourcing of the fruits from trees which often are grown in Grand Cru vineyards, and then turned into high-quality jams and confits by Hubert Lestime of Vignes and Vergers.
We start with a visit to his Puligny-Montrachet orchard, then walk via the Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards of Puligny Montrachet, including visiting a tree in Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru where Hubert sources his Griottes cherries from. We will then walk past the crown jewel of the Cote de Beaune, the Montrachet Grand Cru vineyard, the source of the world’s most famous white wines.
We continue past the adjoining Batard Montrachet and Criots-Batard Montrachet Grand Crus into Chassagne Montrachet, for a tutored jam tasting at Vignes and Vergers with freshly made mini crepes, where Hubert will explain his methods and style of jams.
Luxeat Omakase dinner
Omakase dinner at Chateau Mimande, owned by Armand-Heitz of domaine Heitz-Lochardet.
This deluxe feast will be prepared by the Sushi master, Tiago Cardoso di Silva, who joins us from Paris especially for this event. His shopping list for the freshest seafood and the finest ingredients which will be hand prepared by Tiago in front of our Luxeat guests is staggering.
The Sushi courses will be accompanied by wines of precision, detail and fluidity from Puligny Montrachet; as introduced by Jean-Michel Chartron, who will be pouring magnums and bottles from his private family reserves. The highlights include his excellent Monopole “Clos” wines from Puligny Montrachet, namely: “Clos de la Pucelles” Premier Cru, “Clos du Cailleret” Premier Cru and the grand “Clos des Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru”.
We will also be serving the wines of domaine Heitz Lochardet with the Sushi, including Armand’s refined white wines from Meursault, Chassagne Montrachet and Saint Aubin.
Both Thibault and Jean-Michel and Armand are exemplary bon vivants with very high level experiences in the food and wine world. You will be able to ask them for stories from their foodie live’s. As well as being great hosts, they are all jolly fellows and very good company.
Day 3: Saturday, 22 April 2023
Morning We start Saturday with a relaxed exploration of Beaune’s famous outdoor Market, with tastings and insights supplied by local food vendors. Experience the feel of a historic French market where the quality of ingredients is very high level.
A pre-lunch aperitivo at our favourite local wine bar.
Lunch Lunch at La Table d’Hôte, run by Lucie and Thomas Collomb.
Lucie and Thomas Collomb , offers quality cuisine, made from local and organic products. We will enjoy a tasting menu in a calm and refined atmosphere.
Restaurant offers flawless ingredients, most of which are from organic, carefully selected suppliers, artfully presented dishes which unfold during a tasting menu.
We are honoured to have two ladies from the Femmes de Vins de Bourgogne to share the table with us. Both have high level experience of making fine wines for many vintages and together they will share how Burgundy has changed and improved over the last thirty years, as well as their perspectives on their wines and terroirs.
The night to feast, sing and have fun in true Burgundian style.
A celebration par excellence with a Burgundian banquet prepared by Laurent Parra of the Le Conty restaurant in Beaune.
The format is that of a traditional Burgundy dinner and Paulée, where every Luxeat guest brings a bottle of fine wine to share. It’s your opportunity to dig that special bottle of Burgundy out of your cellar, or we can help you find one locally to share with the vigneron’s attending and your fellow Luxeat guests. This sharing is the essence of Burgundian hospitality and an important tradition.
With our dinner, we will be enjoying the impressive wines of Louis Vallet who is capturing hearts and the finest palates. The wines of Chateau de Charodon are amongst the most exciting red and white Burgundies being made today. This domaine is the rising star and Louis Vallet is a very entertaining and lively host, who loves a good party.
Live music will be provided by a local band.
Guests’ Paulee wines will be shared during the live music and dancing, with the best bottles being served at the dinner table to enhance what will be a very jolly and Burgundian evening.
Hostellerie Cèdre & Spa Beaune *****
Located in the centre of Beaune, the Hostellerie Cèdre & Spa Beaune looks directly onto the ramparts and is just a stone’s throw from the flamboyant gothic-style Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune—also famous for their exceptional wine estate. With its wealth of history and culinary experiences, the Hostellerie reflects the French art of living, offering a sense of well-being and elegance.
Les Remparts Hôtel
Les Remparts Hôtels et Demeures Historiques enjoys an ideal location in the heart of the historic old town within the walls of Beaune, in a lovely cobbled street. The house, with its tower, glazed roofs and charming inner courtyard, has been renovated while maintaining the character of the old building.
The hotels can be booked separately at special rates. Limited availability. Please write to email@example.com for more information.
The ticket price includes all food and beverages on the set menus during the tour, taxes, entrance tickets for planned tours and tastings, and transport during the tour hours. The ticket price does not include transportation to and from the airport. flight tickets, accommodation, travel or medical insurance.
Luxeat reserves the right to substitute any vignerons on the program who unexpectedly are unable to attend their scheduled event. Every effort will be made to substitute any absence with a vigneron of a high reputation and standing as determined by Luxeat.
The tour starts at 6:30pm on 20th April and finishes on 22nd April after dinner.
Refund policy . Cancellations before 20th March will receive an 80% refund; cancellations from 21st March onwards will not be refunded.
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