Now for chapter 3 of our trip to Europe.
After the Alsace and Switzerland, we spend some time touring French red wine country near Beaune and Dijon (yes the place known for the mustard) in the Burgundy area or Bourgogne as the French say. For being such a small country, I’ve always been amazed how diverse each part of the country can be. Each area is known for different architecture, food, wine, cheese and often even accent so it’s always nice to experience what’s local. Our friend Seth was adventurous in trying the “intestine sausage” specialty which scored him major points with the locals. We then spent some time visiting the chateau de Fontainebleau before checking in to the much smaller castle where we spent a couple nights. Should have done the reverse because Rochelle was disappointed to see where we were staying compared to where we just left. Oh well.
A nice finally to that leg of our journey was time with my dear friend Sylvie whom I’ve known since High School. They treated us to a delicious home cooked meal with seared duck. It’s making me hungry all over again!