La Cabotte

When visiting Burgundy the one restaurant I cannot recommend highly enough is La Cabotte in Nuits St. Georges. I’ve eaten many good meals there and never left with an empty wallet. It is right in the centre of Nuits and is a great place for a relaxed, good-quality lunch or dinner.

On this visit I chose the most expensive menu they have, a steal at €45. We took along some of our own wines, but also got a couple of bargains from the list. Pibarnon rosé 2003 really helped to cool us off and the Mugnier Chambolle les Fuées 2001 was quite lovely.

I was amused by the amuse bouche, a test tube of tomato water, and really pleased by my first course, carpaccio of foie gras. The foie was removed of its nerves and served raw in very thin slices. This was followed by grilled shrimps with quite the most brilliant piece of pork rib I’ve had. It was meltingly tender and full of flavour. This was supposed to be served with langoustines rather than prawns, but the chef was not happy with the quality of the langoustines.

The main course was a perfectly cooked piece of sea bass with a sesame crust. Quite lovely. We then had a selection of very well stored cheeses, including one of the best pieces of epoisses I’ve had. I skipped dessert as I was stuffed, but people seemed very pleased with what they had.

If you are travelling to Burgundy and have business in Nuits you cannot go wrong with a trip to La Cabotte. It is a great place.

Contact: La Cabotte, 24 Grande Rue, 21700 Nuits St. Georges. Tel +33 3 80 61 20 77