Hotel Barge FINESSE - Barging in France -

Cruising the River Saône & Canal du Centre in Southern Burgundy, France

Cuisine: Fine Food & Drink

Gourmet Meals Aboard Hotel Barge Finesse

France and food go hand-in-hand which is why a particular emphasis is put on the combination of barging with gourmet food and fine wines. Previous guests aboard Finesse have loved their state-of-the-art open galley – perfect for food lovers – allowing you to watch your chef at work both before and during the meal.

French Barge Finesse - Cruising Southern Burgundy
Watch your chef do his magic in the demonstration style galley

For real enthusiasts, a trip to the market with your knowledgeable guide can be the highlight of your barge trip as it is the perfect opportunity to select some beautiful produce to bring back to the barge and then enjoy the cooking demonstration presented by your talented chef as yet another gastronomic creation takes shape.

Highly trained in professional culinary schools and top end restaurants, our onboard chefs are on hand to cater to any wishes. They particularly enjoy working in an open galley as this offers another level of interaction where they can share their passion for gourmet food.

French Barge Finesse - Cruising Southern Burgundy

* Sample Dinner Menu *

Amuse-bouche served with pre-dinner drinks

Shot glass of diced pickled baby carrots topped with carrot cream and coriander foam


Seared scallops and pulled ham hock
Served on a pea purée
Topped with braised peas and pea shoots
Suggested wine selection: Sancerre from Domaine Vacherine

Main Course

Duo of duck breast and confit duck leg faggot
Served on a dill pomme purée
Accompanied by confit fennel and fennel fronds
Poached and raw nectarines with a sauce Bigarde
Suggested wine selection: Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Château La Gardine

Selection of Cheeses

Beaufort - Valençay - Epoisses


Caramelized white chocolate on aerated chocolate sponge
Served on chocolate soil
With a trio of fresh raspberries, raspberry gel, and raspberry sorbet
Suggested dessert wine selection: Maury "Vintage" from Mas Amiel

After Dinner Chocolates, Coffee, and Liqueurs

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