Hungry jazz fans are in for a treat when Jazz et Saveurs comes to Dijon’s flagship Cité internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin.

The first such festival, it runs on September 2, 3 and 4 and promises a series of three fabulous jazz concerts, during which audiences can taste wine from a Burgundy estate and enjoy fine food courtesy of a local chef.

Supported by arts association Le Dijonnais sur l’herbe, each 90-minute concert includes two gourmet tastings and two glasses of wine, so take your pick from:

  • Friday, September 2: Cuban blues evening with Raphaël Lemonnier and La Trova Project, food by Florian Portanier from Dijon restaurant L’AbenFant, which prides itself on traditional, authentic French cuisine like grandma used to make, and wine from Domaine René Bouvier.
  • Saturday, September 3: New generations evening with the Zoot Collectif, food by Borneo-born chef Chern Hwei Gan of Dijon restaurant Parapluie, which serves up modern, seasonal cuisine at reasonable prices, and wine from the award-winning Château de Marsannay.
  • Sunday September 4: Boogie woogie evening with JP Bertrand Boogie System, food by Thomas Collomb of four-star hotel and restaurant Rôtisserie du Chambertin, in Gevrey-Chambertin, one of Burgundy’s most famed terroirs, and wine from Domaine de Montmain.

Owner winemaker of the Domaine de Montmain Mathieu Piecourt says: “The spirit of wine translates into Conviviality, Sharing and Love of taste, three essential ingredients for having a great time.” Add some jazz into the mix and we’d have to agree! So shake out your napkins and book your tickets now.

For more about la Cité internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin, visit


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