A Gastronomic Journey of Discovery in Burgundy

Author: , September 24th, 2015

Burgundy - Gareth Johnon

I grew up on a small, remote farm in rural Australia. For me, the region of Burgundy has always symbolised everything about old-France that fascinated me. The history of this region stretches back through the ages but Burgundy began to take shape in the form that we know it today during the dissolution of the Frankish Empire in the 880s.

The Dukes of Burgundy emerged as a powerful political force across the centuries, steadily expanding their territories and influence before being largely absorbed by France during the 15th and 16th centuries.

One of the factors that made Burgundy such a strategic part of the world was its agriculture – throughout its history this area has been recognised as producing quality food and outstanding wine. While I’ve travelled extensively over the years, one of the things that has always intimidated me the most is being confronted with an extensive wine list and seeing the wines of Burgundy (generally accompanied by some extreme prices) and feeling completely out of my depth.

By Gareth Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News | Central France Gay Travel Resources

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Burgundy, New Orleans

Author: , April 1st, 2012

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Burgundy, New OrleansYour host, Carl Smith, invites you to make his home your home in Gay New Orleans. We are a small and cozy gay Bed & Breakfast in the Marigny District, just a short walk to the French Quarter. Come enjoy Louisiana hospitality at its best, as your host caters to your individual wants and needs! He is a native Louisianan and can guide you to many local sites and attractions, including restaurants, shopping, music clubs and gay bars.

We have renovated and converted from the 1890’s Eastlake style shotgun double to the b&b. Almost everything in the house is original, including the 8 (not working, formerly coal-burning) fireplaces, the hardwood floors, the 12 foot ceilings (a few of which have original plaster medallions and crown moulding), the louvered shutters, as well as the doors (including two sets of pocket doors) and windows.

We have made every effort to retain the original character of our gay New Orleans Bed & Breakfast. So the only structural changes we made in the front eight rooms were installing doors between the two sides and a bathroom in a former hallway. One of the two rear rooms (a former kitchen) has been divided into a galley kitchen and a bath.

See the Burgundy Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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