We love to make a lunch stop an event to remember. So on June 3rd, which happened to be Mother’s Day in most of Europe, we made arrangements to stop at one of our favorite country inns in the hamlet of Nitry, Burgundy. We called ahead and it’s a good thing we did, because the place was packed with families enjoying this special day out with “Manam.”
The Auberge de la Beursaudiere has hosted several groups in the past for lovely stays while exploring the countryside, cathedrals, abbeys and towns in the area. For this visit, lunch only, as we continued on to Beaune.
The owner took us through the kitchen, a beehive of activity with a large staff working under what appeared to be incredible organization. “My wife runs the kitchen,” the owner, Serge, told us. Serge is in charge of customer relations. We were led through the maze of the kitchen to our table in the former stable, a stone room with a warm ambience and arched roof. Lunch was lovely appetizers of tomato and cream cheese, followed by lamb accompanied by peppers, potato wheels, beautiful mushrooms and a crisp white Sauvignon from the area just south of Nitry.
Two and a half hours later, well satisfied, we ambled out of the restaurant and continued on our way with another memory in store from this adventure in France.