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Wednesday lunch in Meursault...

Nov. 11th is a national holiday in France - armistice day - so basically everyone stays home and eats and drinks. I spent two hours in the cellar with the inimitable Patrick Essa, master ofthe incredible wines of elegance at Domaine Buisson-Charles in Meursault. We tasted the '14s, still in barrel, and the 13s in bottle. Both are really excellent here, with a slight edge to the '14s due to their better concentration. It's an amazing range of wines, pure, terroir-driven, and incredibly precise. Yes, please!

Then I spent 4 hours at the lunch table with Patrick, his wife Catherine, daughter Margaux, and a couple of their friends from Montpellier. Suffice it say we ate way too well, and a bit too much. Starting with Kate's home-made foie gras terrine...

Then a light and elegant seafood terrine...

Then an amazing roast pigeon...

All washed down with a few good bottles...

And of course a molten chocolate cake for dessert. After the cheeses, bien sûr!

Now, I have about an hour to digest all that before I head up to Chambolle-Musigny for dinner at François and Michelle Millet's! I will not be eating lunch or dinner tomorrow night. Ah, but what a way to go. More after dinner...