Bligny & the Ouche Valley, France:The 7 best restaurants

Bligny & the Ouche Valley, France:<strong>The 7 best restaurants</strong>

The Ouche Valley is the ideal place for a bucolic and relaxing getaway. Take a trip along the Canal de Bourgogne by bike or boat, visit Château de Barbirey’s magnificently landscaped gardens or take a walk through the gentle hills of Mâlain. The Ouche Valley is brimming with excellent restaurants and other attractions. We have carefully curated a list of the 7 best gourmet restaurants in Bligny sur Ouche and the surrounding valley.

Ferme de la Ruchotte’s selection of the best fine dining restaurants in Blingy, France

Caves Madeleine

Located less than 12 mi from Bligny sur Ouche, this is one of the best gourmet restaurants in the Ouche Valley. The restaurant proposes simple, no frills dishes with a divine wine selection. Caves Madeleine welcomes you in the heart of Beaune, offering a menu featuring high-quality local products in a friendly and warm setting. Every day - except Wednesday and Sunday - Chef Martial Blanchon carefully creates wonderful dishes with passion and often features traditional Burgundian dishes.

Telephone: +33 3 80 22 93 30

Le Lassey - Château Sainte Sabine

In Sainte-Sabine, the fine dining restaurant Lassey is located in the courtyard of a 16th century castle, overlooking the medieval village Châteauneuf-en-Auxois. Surely one of the best restaurants in the Ouche Valley, a meal at Lassey is a "feast your eyes" even before it reaches your taste buds. Chef Benjamin Linard, originally from Burgundy, revisits the region’s traditional dishes through inventive menus. His daily menu relies heavily on ingredients fresh from the market to create delicious recipes.

Le 1131 - Abbey of la Bussière

Counted among the best gourmet restaurants in the Ouche Valley, the Michelin Star restaurant 1131 is located in the Abbey of la Bussière. This small 12th century Cistercian abbey is located in the heart of the Côte d’Or, just 15 minutes from Bligny sur Ouche. This fine dining establishment offers high-end traditional cuisine, which highlights fresh, seasonal and local products. Chef François Pelletier also works as an apiculturist, producing honey from the abbey’s bees.

Bistrot des Moines

A go-to address for local foodies, the Abbaye of la Bussière also hosts an old-fashioned bistro: the Bistrot des Moines. An ode to grandma’s cooking and the Burgundy terroir, this restaurant in the Ouche Valley has generously portioned meals served in a charming and friendly setting. The Chef prepares family style dishes imbued with the taste of childhood memories - slowly simmered stews, freshly caught fish, seasonal fruit tarts and much more.

Le 428

Between gourmet and casual, calm and charming, Le 428 in Savigny-lès-Beaune is one of the best fine dining restaurants near Bligny-sur-Ouche. Chef Christophe Ledru proposes stunningly plated, high quality dishes, which can be admired both visually and in terms of taste. Great Burgundian classics are brought to their glory thanks to fresh seasonal products and exceptional wines.

Le Charlemagne

Located less than half an hour from Bligny-sur-Ouche, the gourmet restaurant Charlemagne sublimates Burgundy and its riches, in an elegant and original setting, where the Burgundian vineyards are omnipresent. Sensitivity of energies, creativity and rigor are the key words of Chef Laurent Peugeot. Inherited from four years spent in the land of the rising sun, his preparations often mix cultures, French and Japanese in particular, which cohabit deliciously in his plates.

The Ferme de La Ruchotte in Bligny-sur-l’Ouche: Among the best gourmet restaurants in the Ouche Valley

TheFerme de La Ruchotte’s alternative Frédéric Ménager and his fine French fare

There’s no wonder why Frédéric Ménager’s restaurant has become a bucket-list-worthy destination for fine dining connoisseurs. The Ferme de La Ruchotte® is a unique establishment not only in the Ouche Valley but in all of France. The menu changes daily, changing according to the bounty harvested that morning on the restaurant’s organic permaculture farm. The Ruchotte’s® Chef also works breeding heritage livestock and as a vegetable gardener on the farm. His recipes incorporate fruits from his orchard, vegetables from his garden and the animals he raises with the utmost care and respect for their well being.

A restaurant in the heat of the Ouche Valley that’s highly-recommended by France’s greatest Michelin Star Chefs

The Michelin Guide has approached us to do a review on two different occasions, only to be declined by our bucks-traditions Chef, who prefers meeting his guests expectations rather than those of this famous guide! Although the Ferme de la Ruchotte® does not have a Michelin star, it has been lauded by some of France’s most famous Michelin star chefs, including: Eric Pras, three-star chef at the Maison Lameloise, the best restaurant in the Ouche Valley. The renowned culinary expert is quick to praise Fred’s talents, the exceptional quality of his poultry and his incredible capacity to sublimate ingredients while preserving and showcasing their original flavors.

Want to reserve a table at the Ferme de La Ruchotte?

A true culinary landmark that is renowned well beyond Bligny-sur-l’Ouche, the fine dining restaurant Ferme de la Ruchotte® welcomes you for lunch Wednesday to Sunday. To reserve a table, please use our reservation form or call us at +33 3 80 20 04 79. Gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan, let us know if you have any specific dietary needs and Chef Frédéric Ménager will rise to the challenge, crafting a customized meal that will meet all of your expectations. Follow us on social media to stay-in-the-know about upcoming events at La Ruchotte®!

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