Les Zinzins du Vin is a small and discret adress inn Besançon. You can walk near it without seeing it.
But if you enter, it's very pretty and very friendly. Walls are covered with wine bins, with wines from all region of France, and often wines which are unknown, because the boss wants to make people discover different things.
This guy also makes his own wine, that you can of course taste.
You can buy and go away or buy and drink on the place with some little dishes, little tapas. You can buy a bottle, or you have an interesting choise of just a glass of wine.
Favorite Dish: This place makes very simple foods, little tapas (very good) and sometimes Japanese dishes (the boss' s wife is japanese)
It's a local restaurant in rue de bersot, off the rue des granges.
from outside, it doesn't look great, but inside they ahve a jazzy atmosphere, with soft colors and 40's like painting... and of course very good oldies of jazz playing.
it was sunday, so almost empty, so the service was great, we could talk easily and loosely with the boss, and we managed to have a 100% local meal.
Started with the 'Pontarlier', a pernod-ricard lookalike from... pontarlier, a town up there in the east Jura, very good, the taste is not as strong as the ricard's, so you don't get fed up of the aroma.
We then had a saucisse de morteau, with cancoillotte, a must have in this region, there is nowhere else in france you can order this, and it's one of my favourite meals.
to help it going down, with a jug of local wine, nothing marvelous, but still very good.
then, a plate of local cheese, edel de cleron, comte and i forgot the name of the third one, sorry.
We felt a bit plumpy, so we had a digestive, a marc du jura, similar to cognac. very good!
for all this we paid 50euros. so 25euros each. we expected 60 or 70... so that was cheap.
The wineyard Henri Maire in Arbois. Their 'Vin Fou' is a excellent sparkling wine, as good as most Champagne. The only reason they can't call it Champagne is because it's not from that region.
Favorite Dish: Try to taste the Edel de Cléron, excellent soft cheese made in Franche-Comté.
Also, try to find the 'Écorces de sapin', excellent as well, but it might walk in front of you.
I went to different restaurant every night and every restaurant was pretty good. Especially when I ate the 'jambon' with 'concaillote' cheese on it. That was really good. I went also to a 'creperie' which was very good. If you want the name of the restaurant just ask mignonne. She know all that :)
Favorite Dish: You must try the 'Comte' cheese if you like cheese. That cheese is made only in Franche-Comté and it's a regal !