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Luxury barge cruise vacations on the French hotel barge GRAND CRU cruising the
Canal du Rhone au Rhin and the Canal du Centre in Southern Burgundy
Barge GRAND CRU
Cruising along the Canal du Rhone au Rhin and the Canal du Centre
between Dole and St. Leger-sur-Dhune in Southern Burgundy France
CUISINE : Food & Drink
With Grand Cru's gastronomic program, guests will enjoy pours of Grand Cru wines with every lunch and dinner. Selected from France's famous wine region, these Grand Cru samplings pair perfectly with the Chef's gourmet cuisine. Other superior libations will be served as well, such as the "créme de la créme" of regional spirits and liqueurs.
Breakfast selections consist of freshly baked goods from a local boulangerie, along with fruit, cereal, yogurt, cheese, coffee, tea, and juice.
For lunches and dinners, your onboard Chef creates regionally and seasonally inspired fare. Lunch is typically a light buffet featuring hearty salads and savory entrees, and your multi-course gourmet dinner is served with grand table settings and fine crockery, all in a festive setting. Wine pairings feature a red and a white from area vineyards, along with a cheese platter of artisanal favorites.
SAMPLE LUNCH MENU
Whole Baked Salmon in Salt, Buerre Blanc Sauce
Salad of Carrot & Coriander
Blueberry and Pistachio Clafoutis, Vanilla bean ice cream
Cheeses: Emmental, Morbier, and Valencay
A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
1 Lunch Ashore Included in the Cruise Rate
SAMPLE DINNER MENU
Confit quail on Aubergine Caviar with Orange Saffron Reduction and Toasted Walnuts
Aged Charolais Beef Filet in Rosemary Green Pepper Croûte Rossini style, Foie Gras & Port Sauce
Cheeses: Tomme de Savoie, Saint-Felicien, and Langres
Pistachio Grand Marnier soufflé
A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Bâtard Montrachet, Grand Cru, 2014
Meursault "Charme" 1er Cru, 2013
Chablis "Les Clos" Grand Cru, 2014
Corton Grand Cru, 2013
Gevrey Chambertin "Les cazetiers" 1er Cru, 2012
Nuits Saint Georges "Les Damodes" 1er Cru, 2011
It's not how far nor how fast, it's the pleasure of the journey that keeps people coming back for more.
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