Burgundy Stars: A Year in the Life of a Great French Restaurant

Overview

Bernard Loiseau is shooting for the stars - three of them, to be exact. In France, the land that invented cuisine, Chef Loiseau has long been considered one of the country's greatest culinary artists. But the Michelin Guide, the bible of gastronomes, has awarded his restaurant only two stars. To reach the height of perfection, and to attain worldwide recognition, Loiseau must earn the third. Burgundy Stars is the dramatic story of Loiseau's campaign to make La Cote d'Or, his elegant restaurant-hotel nestled in ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (18) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $37.32   
  • Used (14) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$37.32
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(807)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
1995-06-01 Hardcover New NEW. NO remainder markings. A brand new book perfect inside and out. In a nice dj as well.

Ships from: Midland, VA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$37.86
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(469)

Condition: New
1995 Hardcover New

Ships from: san francisco, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$40.00
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(67)

Condition: New
1996 Hard cover New in fine dust jacket. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 311 p. Audience: General/trade. Fast shipping.

Ships from: Flagtown, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$105.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(146)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Bernard Loiseau is shooting for the stars - three of them, to be exact. In France, the land that invented cuisine, Chef Loiseau has long been considered one of the country's greatest culinary artists. But the Michelin Guide, the bible of gastronomes, has awarded his restaurant only two stars. To reach the height of perfection, and to attain worldwide recognition, Loiseau must earn the third. Burgundy Stars is the dramatic story of Loiseau's campaign to make La Cote d'Or, his elegant restaurant-hotel nestled in the little town of Saulieu in the glorious Burgundy countryside, one of the few in all of France that the Michelin Guide deems worthy of a special journey. The third star could mean reservations from around the world, offers to write cookbooks, and television appearances for the restaurant's master chef. And Bernard Loiseau, who worked his way up through the ranks in the finest restaurants of France, is determined to win it.

When chef Bernard Loiseau bought the restaurant-hotel La Cote d'Or in Burgundy, he vowed to make it a gastronomic paradise. More than a decade later, his famed restaurant has become one of the fewer than 20 restaurants that the Michelin Guide recommends with two stars. Photos.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The Michelin Guide's annual ratings of the restaurants of France occupy a place as august in gourmet annals as the pronouncements of the Acadmie Franaise on the French language are for the literati. The guide's secret surveillance and standards of perfection denied its highest ratings to most of the 10,772 restaurants and hotels it listed in 1992, with only 19 awarded its coveted three stars. One of these was Bernard Loiseau's La Cte d'Or, in the Burgundian town of Saulieu. How this perfection-mad chef set out to win his stars is described by Fortune correspondent Echikson, who spent a year in Loiseau's kitchen and on buying trips with his staff. The book is not so much about food as about ``a country trying to maintain and improve upon its traditions'' in a time of global homogenization that, some fear, may mean the end of the great French cuisine. Echikson details the tireless searches through the Burgundian countryside for perfect native cheeses, breads, wines, snails, jams and vegetables, and such critical decisions as whether to use Greek frogs' legs or Spanish tomatoes. Here is an exuberant portrait of a still vibrant art in which perfection, not money, is the motivating force for an array of obsessed and inspired individuals. Bon apptit! (June)
Barbara Jacobs
What does it mean to receive a three-star restaurant rating in the "Michelin Guide"? To Bernard Loiseau, chef-owner of La Cote d'Or in Saulieu, France, it means everything. His bid for the third star is the story behind veteran journalist" "Echikson's 12-month account of this famed Burgundy restaurant. Loiseau's entire staff is mobilized to improve its offerings and seek out the best. Senior waiter Eric scouts for the finest goat cheese and Epoisses, wine steward Lyonel Leconte studies day and night for the Best Young Sommelier Award, and the chef himself (with wife Dominique) secures a $3 million expansion loan, again based on projected revenues a third Michelin star will generate. Characters are well described, even engaging, and readers are quickly spellbound by the frenetic pace and intrigue that mark a successful restaurant. All this flurry in pursuit of fame and fortune in the food world--to be enjoyed for a mere $200 per person.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316199933
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 311
  • Product dimensions: 5.77 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)