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Where to Eat

Au Fil du Zinc

The young and talented Japanese chef Ryo Nagahama (formerly with Joël Robuchon) has joined forces with sommelier Fabien Espana to open what is widely considered the best restaurant in Chablis right now. Nagahama serves a menu of just three starters, three mains, and three desserts, including scallop tartare and rare game birds, along with back vintages straight from the cellars of the most progressive winemakers in France. 18 rue des Moulins; restaurant-chablis.fr

Bistrot des Grands Crus

This is the place to sample simple, old-fashioned, bistro-style Burgundian classics like oeufs en meurette or escargots de Bourgogne, especially when paired with a well-priced bottle of chablis by Vincent Dauvissat. 10 rue Jules Rathier; bistrotdesgrandscrus.com

Hostellerie des Clos

A formal establishment in the heart of Chablis, this restaurant offers older bottles of Raveneau wines and dishes such as French beans with slices of truffle and foie gras. Perfect for a fancy night out. Rue Jules Rathier; hostellerie-des-clos.fr

Charcuterie Marc Colin

This beloved local charcuterie offers prepared foods and cold cuts as well as an ultra-clean, AAAAA andouillette—the celebrated tripe sausage of France. 3 place Général de Gaulle; marccolin.com

Where to Stay

Hôtel du Vieux Moulin

An excellently appointed boutique hotel in the center of Chablis, the Vieux Moulin has rooms that are big, clean, and modern—and the breakfast is smart, local, and seasonal. A stay at this former 18th century mill isn’t cheap, but you get what you pay for in Burgundy. 28 rue des Moulins; larochewines.com

Auberge du Pot d’Étain

The rooms upstairs at this auberge in nearby L’Isle-sur-Serein are serviceable and neat, but the real draw here is the hotel’s restaurant. It features an extensive wine list specializing in red and white burgundy. The cellar ranks among the best in the world in terms of back vintage rarities and, fortunately, price. 24 rue Bouchardat, L’Isle-sur-Serein; potdetain.com

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