At home in Beaune


This is a version of an article also published by the Financial Times. 

Our weekend in Beaune, the historic wine centre of Burgundy in eastern France, began with the kind of comments no one writing about restaurants wants to hear.

The first were some slightly disparaging comments from our AirBnB landlady about the restaurant we had booked into on our first night as a table à deux. The second was the realisation at the end of our meal that on the next night we were due to meet a group of 30 friends in precisely the same restaurant.

But our...