Final Photos…

At Claire’s Open House there is not just awesome wine and free tastings galore, but there is also lots of yummy regional specialties to eat. She sets up tables both inside and outside, so guests can rest their weary post-winetasting legs while they feast on a barbecued Charolais steak or merguez, or as Camille and Charlotte chose…

Une petite douzaine of escargots each, swimming in parsley, butter, and garlic and wrapped in flaky pastry. “Super bon” in the words of Charlotte and Camille.


Otherwise you could also buy local cheeses, olive oils from Provence, or the delicious jams and compotes (above) made in MagnylesVillers by none other than the village’s mayor. Many of the three star restaurants in the area use their products, so one could say MagnylesVillers has its own notable star on the gastronomic map of Burgundy.

While sadly too young for escargot, Clem seemed pretty happy after her bottle.
And above all, as I pointed out last week, my girl keeps her eye on the wine – the sign of a true Bourguignonne.