Hotel Republique Dijon
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We had to get up early. Our alarm didn't go off because we had it set for 6 pm. Lucky I woke up at 6:15.
We had a very nice breakfast. It was buffet but you could also order other things, like Eggs Benedict.
The bus left at 8 am. They had seats reserved for me in the second row.
We drove to Beaune, the Wine Capital of Burgandy approximately a 45 minute drive. First we went to a ...
... that's a lie, it
was terrible. My mustard was a perfect example of how mustard can go
wrong very quick. The tour of the actual manufacturing portion was very
interactive. Too interactive, in a good way, I was not expecting it. When
we walked through the "grinder' and got hit with the "vinegar" that was
quite unexpected. I quickly learned that water in the eye is not very
The mustard was very affordable, and in cute ...
We started our day with our first yet one of many of the breakfasts we would have at our Hotel and then took the tour bus to visit Moutarderie Fallot which was the mustard factory we would have a tour of and be able try fresh ground mustard paste. We would then have lunch at Le Belena where we met the students from CEFAM and got to learn a ...
We didn't find Mr. Mustard. In fact most of Dijon Mustard is made in other parts of the world and most of the mustard seed for all the French mustards is grown in Canada. The Dijon mustard claim to fame comes from the Dijon cook who substituted acidic, not quite ripe grape juice, for vinegar in making his mustard. He didn’t trademark it so now Dijon Mustard can be made anywhere and ...
... see Emilie tonight. As I rewrite this, we are on a train from goodness knows where, to Dijon. Unfortunately we missed the visual cues and pointers and ended up not getting off at the unexpected train change, and instead going back from whence we came, until we stopped at the train termination. It sounds silly, but it was actually incredibly easy to make the mistake, in Dijon people got on and off as with other stops, and the signs on the windows ...