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“Heavenly and Unforgettable”

Chateau du Mont Joly
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Sampans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$118
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Worth the 35 minute drive from Dijon.

From the aperitifs to the pet-it fours, each dish is a masterpiece. The chef comes out and personally welcomes you and invites you for a tour of his kitchen before the staff take you into a spacious and light dining room which overlooks the pool and gardens. We chose the option of allowing the chef to choose our meals, which meant each dish was a surprise. Starting with a passionfruit and apricot chutney covered foie gras,which was superb, we then had a carpaccio of languostine which had the most stunning flavours and the finely diced ginger and carrot on top gave it a lovely 'tang'. Our next dish was lobster in a capuccino - served in a see through bowl for effect. Amazing!

Then we moved onto the mains. A local fish dish was next to arrive, which was also superb. The chicken and mushroom dish, is unlike any other chicken and mushroom dish I have ever had before. Painstakingly constructed, and the tastes did not disappoint.

Cheese! Local cheeses for you to choose from a large selection, although at this point I had very little room.

Desert was possibly one of the most amazing things I have ever seen, or tasted. A chocolate cricket ball is presented in a large bowl and I must confess to having a 'How am I going to eat this without it flying across the large table?' moment in my mind. Without giving away the surprise, this wasn't a problem.

Some of us at the table had coffee and others mint tea (local fresh mint) and there was even a surprise with the petit fours.

We chose our own wines to accompany the meal and whiled away around 4-5 hours. The staff were lovely and at no stage did we feel that we had overstayed our welcome. At the end of the meal the chef returned for an encore and joined us in the garden for some photos.

Truly one of the most enjoyable food experiences I have ever had.

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Thank Jo T
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Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

Room was impeccable. Overlooked pool with rolling forested Jura hills. Shower had body jets too and was only the basic room.
Chateau has been renovated in combined modern and traditional styles which works well.
Food was really good.
The foie gras with apricot chutney was superb.
Chicken and mushrooms also similarly excellent.
A wonderful raspberry macaroon.
Large cheese selection
Amuse bouches also.
Only snag was other guests appeared snotty which made the atmosphere stiff.
Otherwise excellent.

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Thank Rebellat
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Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

After hours of driving it was lovely to get here. The room was perfect. The view perfect...Food excellent.

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Thank SabineFrench
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

On a tour to Burgundy we stopped at this restaurant in the area of Dole, a short detour from the highway. It had been recommended to us by locals as one of the best Michelin star restaurants in the area. During the week they have a great, fairly priced lunch special including wine and water. Our daily lunch included dishes with foie gras, macarons and three kinds of strawberry as one of the deserts. The chef is a real magician and the service very professional and attentive. The view from the restaurant into the garden of this 4 star hotel is beautiful.

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Reviewed 9 June 2012

We stayed one night in the Pruneaux room, which had a lovey view of the gardens and a big whirpool bath. It wasn't warm enough to have a swim, but the tree garden was very pretty and pleasing for a pre dinner stroll. Dinner was a gastronomic feast with the ubiquitous amuse bouches before starters and dessert, then petit fours after dessert! Very talented cooking with real surprises. Perfect for a one night stop to try the food and nip into Dole for the day, which is a beautiful town.
Breakfast was served in a kitchen style room so that you felt as though you were staying at a friends house. Simple continental, but after the nights dinner,you don't need much more.

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