A taste of Burgundy

Here is another menu to allow you to discover France through its regional dishes. Today we are going to Burgundy, a region famous for its wines and mustard!

Burgundy is also famous for its Kir cocktail, previously known as ‘blanc-cassis’ but renamed in honour of Félix Kir who was the mayor of Dijon from 1945 to 1968.

Today, I have chosen two films to accompany the menu. The first one is Cyrano de Bergerac which was released in 1990 and features the incomparable Gérard Depardieu. Many scenes were filmed in Burgundy. Mainly in the the garden of the Abbey of Fontenay as well as in Dijon. The other film is Chocolat,  released in 2000. It is in English that is why it is my second choice, but it was filmed in Flavigny – sur-Ozerain which is one of the ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’.

Aperitif / Appetizer

Gougères bourguignonnes

Burgundy Gougères

Vegan option

Gougères vegan

Vegan gougères

Entrée / Starter

Soupe à l’oseille

Sorrel soup

Vegan option

Soupe à l’oseille vegan

Vegan sorrel soup

Plat principal / Main course

Boeuf bourguignon

Beef bourguignon

Vegetarian and vegan option

Champignons à la bourguignonne

Mushroom bourguignon

Served with

Purée de céleri à la moutarde

Celeriac mustard mash

And

Pois gourmands sautés

Mangetouts

Dessert

Tarte au cassis

Blackcurrant tart

Vegan option

Flan framboises et cassis vegan

Vegan blackcurrant cheesecake

It is not always easy to find vegan alternatives for dishes, so I apologise if some of the vegan recipes are not completely vegan.  many contain butter, but that can be replaced by oil or margarine.  Bon appétit!

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