Burgers and Bubbles
Thanks to the magic of melatonin, I’m pretty much at full strength 48 hours into it here. A quick stop at my fave burger spot in Reims - Sacre Burger - and all is right with the world. A burger is eaten with a knife and fork here - somehow it’s not quite the same satisfaction as picking it up with two hands and chomping down, but it’s still damn good.
The first of my tour group arrived yesterday, and we stopped by in Rilly-la-Montage to see Clotilde at Marc Chauvet - a superb lineup as always, with the ‘11 Initiales bottling being a major standout.
Above - Clotilde Chauvet with Doug and Patty.
The train strikes are wreaking havoc across France at the moment - everybody’s schedules are getting turned upside down. All we can do is roll with it - and of course continue eating and drinking well. At least we know the chefs and winemakers won’t be striking anytime soon!
Off now to get the rest of our crew and head to lunch at Le Jardin. More soon...