The entrance to the Table d’Hote is the same set of green gates that leads to the Domaine, set to one side of a small square near the centre of the village. Should you park in the public parking in the square opposite then do remember to put on your handbrake. To fail to do so means you run the risk of suffering the same fate as the French lady whose animated performance so beautifully illuminated our lunch on our first visit! (see Trip Diary entry
'Traffic Hazards in Aloxe
The restaurant is a converted range of farm buildings that retain much of their original charm. The stable itself is now a private dining room, while the tack room serves as a showroom for bin after bin of wines great and small from the several vineyards in Aloxe Corton and adjoining villages that make up the Domaine’s holdings. To single out any specific wine from such a glittering array would be a mistake. Far better that you visit and form your own conclusions.
The menu is uncomplicated but excellent. Our boeuf bourginon was simply superb and the cheeses....... well you really should not put me in the same room as a quality cheese plate! This set menu acts as a platform for visitors to sample a range of the Domaine’s wines, sitting down in elegant surroundings, with a wide selection of bottles on show. The menu starts at €35 per person.
Aloxe is a pretty village off the main N74 and slightly up the hill. It is all small and twisting roads amongst houses and vines, with famous vineyards battling it out with small, manicured gardens or, in the case of Domaine Senard, gardens that are vineyards. Their Clos des Miex monopole lies immediately around the house. Tennis court? No chance!