A Week in Burgundy: Coveting Plates, Musigny, Flaming Desserts

Posted on: March 22nd, 2014 by


Right now I’m culling through my photos from Burgundy. I’ve been here all week as part of a sponsored media trip to attend Les Grand Jours De Bourgogne. And the days have been quite grand, indeed. Like getting to meander through Musigny, one of the tip-top Grand Cru vineyards of the region. This particular parcel is owned by Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüe. The average price for the 2012 vintage is close to breaking the $1000 mark. So I walked very gingerly through the vineyards.


Musigny: You break it, you bought it.


I enjoy the orderly rows.


I enjoy the stone walls.

But this trip wasn’t all just vineyards, stone walls, and old vines. Nope. There was also the greatest dining room plates for wine lovers ever at the Château du Clos de Vougeot:



As well as the greatest seat in the press room ever, especially in the morning:

I reward myself for each paragraph with a pastry. Ok, each use of punctuation.

Sadly, no time for discos.


More Burgundy tasting or disco dancing? Can’t I have both?

Happily, time for a crepe stuffed with souffle batter, baked, and then doused with orange liqueur set on fire tableside! (This OMG moment in dessert via Louiseau des Vignes in Beaune.)

So this is a crepe stuffed with pumpkin soufflé batter, baked, then doused with orange liqueur and set on fire.

Can I have it for breakfast, too?

Wines both fun, like a super-cool sparkling Gamay, and phenomenal, like the Meursault (Chardonnay) and Volnay (Pinot Noir) from Comte Lafon. Swoon!


Finally, a classic “I WAS HERE” pose atop the walls at the base of the hill of Corton (home to both Grand Cru Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes) with the Château de Corton André in the background.


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7 Responses

  1. Love the photos. Great pic of you!

  2. Swoon indeed Jameson. What an amazing trip – don’t know whether to be more envious of those views, the wines or that crepe…. 🙂

  3. denise says:

    I started to sing my own version of “tip-toe… through the vineyards…” in the intro. And Punctuation Pastries are THE BEST. What a fantastic adventure!

    • Jameson Fink says:


      The pastries closest to my laptop with the raisins were my favorite. I think you can see evidence of that. It’s no epic Wasabi Prime-esque wrap-up, but I tried to channel your spirit. 🙂



  4. Arsene Bacchus says:

    Nice pictures and nice article, congratulation!

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