Every 3rd Thursday in November, the Beaujolais Nouveau arrives on our tables. Banana? Raspberry? KACHEN tells you where to taste it in Luxembourg.
In French, it’s called “le beaujo”, “le beaujol'”, or even “le beaujolpif” for slang enthusiasts… This Thursday 16 November 2023 sees the most popular event in the world of wine: after champagne, “beaujolais nouveau” remains the best-known appellation in the world! From Japan to the United States, this jewel of France’s heritage is successfully exported every year.
Where to drink it?
Expatriates and lovers of French traditions be reassured: even if Beaujolais Nouveau has never really been a hit in Luxembourg, there are a few places where lovers of customs and folklore can discover bottles of this 100% gamay primeur.
Beaujolais Nouveau evenings:
- At Gudde Wëllen
The Gudde Wëllen is the place to be for a late-night party to celebrate the beaujo! In partnership with Wengler, enjoy winegrower Guy Breton’s primeur wine over an ad hoc buffet, to the music of Kuston Beater! Starting at 5 pm.
De Gudde Wëllen, 17, rue du Saint-Esprit, 1475 Ville-Haute. Tél. : 26 20 28 86
- At Amore
Would you like a drink while you’re at it? Don’t hesitate to stop off at Amore. Because love isn’t just Italian, it’s also French, and this trendy town-centre address serves up beaujolais nouveau, cheese and charcuterie! Even if it’s Italian, don’t be picky, embrace the good news!
Amore, 11, rue du Marché-aux-Herbes, 1728 Ville-Haute Luxembourg. Tél. : 27 40 40 50
- At La Réserve
It’s a tradition here every year: Beaujolais is celebrated on the 3rd Thursday in November! There’s at least two references of Beaujolais Nouveau and a well-stocked menu of other Beaujolais wines (Brouilly, Morgon, etc.), including the latest arrival, Lancié. And of course, charcuterie, cheese and tapas boards, and bread specially baked by “Au pain de Mary”, with Beaujolais and rosette. From 5pm.
La Réserve, 23, av. Pasteur, 2311 Limpertsberg Luxembourg . Tél. : 28 79 83 40
- At Vinoteca
Here too, Beaujolais Nouveau will be on show on Thursday 16 November. New Beaujolais, yes, but also a fine selection of ‘standard’ Beaujolais. In all, around twenty different varieties to enjoy with friends, and a charcuterie board. From 5.30pm.
La Vinoteca, 6, rue Wiltheim, 2733 Ville-Haute Luxembourg. Tél. : 26 86 44 34
The very French brasserie Beaulieu will be serving Beaujolais Nouveau this year, as well as a number of other Beaujolais wines. The menu remains unchanged, but remember to book ahead.
Brasserie Beaulieu, 25, rue Félix de Blochausen, 1243 Bonnevoie-Nord Luxembourg. Tél. : 26 48 33 02
- At Purple Lounge at CASINO 2OOO
From Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 November 2023, the Casino 2OOO restaurant is offering a Beaujolais Nouveau accompanied by a charcuterie and cheese board with chips! Take the time to treat yourself! Purple Lounge, Casino 2000, 5, rue Flammang, 5618 Mondorf-les-Bains. Tél. : 23 61 14 20
- At Le Victor, in Arlon
Restaurant Le Victor is offering a special Beaujolais menu! With wine and food pairings from Beaujolais (new and classic). It’s time for game, oeuf meurette and coq au vin!
Le Victor, 84, avenue du 10e de Ligne, 6700 Arlon, Belgique. Tél. : +32 63 44 65 80
Beaujolais evenings, but not for the new arrival:
They have decided to have a special ‘Beaujolais’ evening, but did not want to invite the newcomer to their table. But there will still be some fine wines to enjoy:
- At Glou, where you can sample a selection of Beaujolais and Gamay wines accompanied by the chef’s pâté en croûte. From 5.30pm.
Glou, 19-25, rue des Capucins, 1313 Ville-Haute Luxembourg. Tél. : 661 952 797
- Some restaurants will serve it all day long, such as Au P’tit Max in Kirchberg, Luxembourg.
Illustration : Beaujolais Nouveau