BURGUNDY IS FOR LOVERS - AND THE WINE IS NOT BAD EITHER
France’s Côte d'Or is a magical region for Pinot Noir and Chablis grapes. It is also an inspiring canvas on which to paint your own love story. Castles and vineyards dot the hilly terrain around La Ferme de la Lochère, an elegantly restored former horse barn to the nearby chateau, which is now a villa for two, or more. Proprietress Katherine Frelon, besides being a stylish interior decorator, is also a top-notch private chef. Arrange your stay, and she will accompany you to the local farmer’s market for provisions in order to prepare an unforgettable “Burgundian Feast” with you back at the villa. You can also feel like a local by learning to make gougère (baked savory choux pastry made with choux dough and a variety of cheeses) to enjoy with your chablis. Her wine expert, Brendan Moore, can even take you on a private tour of the local vineyards and wine caves to meet his friends – the grape farmers and vintners. If you are lucky, you might even receive an invite to share a bottle of premier cru. Here, you have the opportunity to eat, drink and cook like the locals. Divine!
www.burgundy-tourism.com La Ferme de la Lochère: www.lafermedelalochere.com www.ios.gr Liostasi Hotel: www.liostasi.gr Photography Courtesy La Ferme de la Lochère Photography Courtesy Liostasi Hotel