Lyon is an ancient city located about 500 km south of Paris, also known as the French culinary capital. And it is not without reason, that Lyon hosts the final tour of “Bocuse d’Or” – the world championship among chefs named after the great French chef Paul Bocuse. We have chosen a couple of places where you can make sure that Lyon city has deserved its laurels.
Les Bouchons Lyonnais
When we start talking Lyon’s restaurant scene, two words come to mind at once – “bouchon” and “Bocuse”. A bouchon is a restaurant of traditional cuisine where you can try fish quenelles, Lyonese sausages, potatoes casserole, or fluffy apple pie with sour-cream sauce. These eateries appeared in the 19th century thanks to the local kind hostesses who would come back to their motherland and open small family restaurants, after having served at aristocratic houses. The majority of bouchons have a lot in common being compact-sized, furnished with wood and having checked tablecloths. They share a simple cozy atmosphere.
If you’re looking for a place that will make you forget your diet regimen, book a table at Daniel et Denise and order stewed veal with wild mushrooms and fried onion. The restaurant is managed by the head of Lyonese bouchons association monsieur Viola.
The best sausages in the city are served at Thomas.
Le Garet bouchon reminding an antiquarian store offers true hits such as goose paste or chicken with black truffle.
Having a dessert every now and then if you are in France is nothing wrong even if being a heath nut is your profession. La Bojouterie restaurant cooks the most unusual sweet things like lemon sorbet with raspberry, and plums baked with dark chocolate mousse, to name a few.
Your berry fantasies will come true at Le Kitchen Café where desserts with candied cranberry and blackberry pies are made.
As for the best Lyonese pastry – either bread with succades or brioches with raspberry – drop over at Boulangerie Jocteur.