Tiny storefront of La Cadole - Givry France

Tiny storefront of La Cadole - Givry France

Tucked into a tiny storefront along the one-way main street of the small village of Givry in the Côte Chalonnaise of Bourgogne is the cute and cozy “La Codole” restaurant. Basically 4 tables of different sizes are available, and the atmosphere is comfortable, friendly and cozy. La Cadole is family run and serves locally-sourced, traditional Burgundian and specialty dishes. Of course, local Givry red and white wines are featured for your meal.  The menu, like the restaurant, is small, but nicely appointed and successful.

We had originally were going to have dinner across the street at Le Bouchon Givrotin (one of our favorite traditional Burgundian cuisine restaurants…another story about it to come in a later post! See another traveler’s review with photos of Le Bouchon Givrotin by clicking here), but they were closed that night, so we walked across to La Cadole instead.

The family Ducrot (I think it is owned by the Ducrot family) takes pride in being friendly and cheerful (at least to we foreigners who live in the neigboring village).  You can start your meal with an apertif from La Maison, have your meal and dessert, and you may be offered the “local tea” after diner. The “local tea” is Marc de Bourgogne – a brandy-like “L’eau-de-vie” spirit made from the “pomace” (wine skins, seeds, pulp left over after wine grapes are processed into wine) of wine making. Marc is usually aged between 12 and 20 years in oak barrels. La Cadole is definitely worth a stop if you are looking for a quiet, cozy little local restaurant serving local dishes in a fresh style without pretension.  Yummy and satisfying dinner served in a nice atmosphere.  We will definitely come back.

Jennifer describes her question to the waiter graphically while Becky translates quietly.

Jennifer describes her question to the waiter graphically while Becky translates quietly. (photo by Victor Salvo - http://www.victorsalvo.com)

Givry 1er Cru is served between escargot and a salad

Givry 1er Cru is served between escargot and a salad. (photo by Victor Salvo - http://www.victorsalvo.com)

Our friendly waiter describes the desserts to an excited customer.

Our friendly waiter describes the desserts to an excited customer. (photo by Victor Salvo - http://www.victorsalvo.com)

Eric ponders the bookshelf behind our table as a bottle of Givry 1er Cru is opened.

Eric ponders the bookshelf behind our table as a bottle of Givry 1er Cru is opened. (photo by Victor Salvo - http://www.victorsalvo.com)

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