Massive Food & Wine Centre Opens in Burgundy in May
The Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie & du Vin will open in Dijon, Burgundy next month
An ambitious project
After more than a decade of planning, the centre featuring 1,750-sqm of exhibition space, will finally open to the public on May 6, 2022. The Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin, or international centre for gastronomy and wine, is an ambitious project that has cost €250 million/$268 million.
The cellar Cave de la Cité will offer 250-plus wines by the glass with a strong focus on Burgundy wines, while foodies can indulge their love of French cuisine through cooking courses (some in English), restaurants and exhibition pavilions.
A special, temporary exhibition ‘It's not cake, the secrets of French pastry' by the renowned chef Pierre Hermé and the fine-dining venue La Table du Chef, run by three-Michelin-starred chef Éric Pras, will showcase the best of quintessential French cuisine.
Meanwhile, a huge selection of cookbooks, gastronomy and oenology in the bookstore will make the perfect souvenir to take home.
Located close to the famous Burgundy wine trail Route des Grand Crus, the complex is expected to foster a strong recovery and growth of French cuisine and wine tourism after the pandemic.
The "Gastronomic meal of the French" has been inscribed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage since 2010.
Online booking is recommended. Book your ticket here.
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