Le Soleil

Le Soleil (Savigny-lès-Beaune)

© Christine Doublet

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After Le Baratin in Paris and La Dilletante in Beaune, the bubbly Lola Taboury-Bize has headed back home to her family’s vineyard and opened up a heady wine bar! Outside, there’s a cheerful terrace surrounded by wild groves; inside, a dining room with tomette tile floors, a bar made from the wood used to make wine barrels, and a kitchen done up with subway tiles, where chef Laila Aouba (ex-Yard and Au Passage in Paris) stitches together small, graceful plates. For us, the night we went: a tantalizing chicken pastilla with tarragon and onions deglazed in sake; a very fresh plate of crisp green beans draped in tahini, Banyuls vinegar and miso; pork schnitzel from the Ferme des Grands Champs, paired with celery rémoulade; small goat cheeses with thyme from a nearby farm; and to sweeten the deal, a financier with rhubarb compote and whiskey-infused whipped cream for dessert. Not ready to leave? There are three elegant B&B rooms available! // T.J.

FEELING THIRSTY? The entirety of the Bize estate’s offerings (from a glass of red for €7 to a bottle of white for €110) and a beautiful panoramic glimpse at lesser-known winemakers: a Loire orange wine from Jérome Saurigny (€39 a bottle), a red blend from Bastian Wolber (€42)…
PRICE: Plates €12-17, platters €10-16, desserts €8.




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