La Table d’Olivier LEFLAIVE
“A Lunch-only restaurant owned by the name-sake Côte d’Or winemaker. The menu of chef Marie-Chantal Dubois is straightforward and unchanging : jambon persillé, the famous Burgundian cold ham and parsley terrine ; roast chicken ; and local cheese. The big draws here are the excellent wines and sommelier Pascal Wagner, a walking enological encyclopedia, ready to answer all questions-in English, French or German. La Table d’Olivier Leflaive is a great place to get your Burgundy wine bearings. While knowing something about wine on a trip like this is a good thing, it’s hardly necessary, since so many Burgundians want to share their knowledge. Certainly that’s the case at Beaune’s most famous bistro.” October 2005 - BON APPETIT
"I wish that more winemakers would look at what Olivier Leflaive and family have been doing for 10 years. In the center of the charming village of Puligny-Montrachet, they run a down-to-earth little restaurant/tasting room - lunch only from March to the end of November - where everyone is put into a good mood by the outgoing and informative host and hostess, Pascal Wagner and Marie-Chantal Dubois. You can’t not love a place where they serve you tastes of everything from Chassagne-Montrachet to Meursault 1er Cru on to Volnay and Pommard.
By 1 each afternoon the small rectangular dining room with ochre walls, bared oak-topped tables and modern tile floors rings with the sounds of good times. P Wagner and MC Dubois can carefully explain - in French or English - the merits of each and every wine, and of the gorgious selection of cheeses offered at the end of the meal. The fare may well include soothing chicken cooked in "yesterday’s" white wine (no cream, no egg, no milk said MC Dubois). The bread is outstanding and it’s hard to keep your hands off the fresh and crusty morsels."
International Herald Tribune - 11 June 2005