I had a very cool weekend with Marie-Aimée in Lyon. It’s a beautiful city in the Rhône-Alpes region in France. It has its own cuisine identity which is very different than the Parisian style. It’s all about good home cooking and pork products. I was very excited about visiting this area, especially after learning about it in our Menu Regional Rhône-Alpes at school.
Unfortunately Lyon, like Paris, is a bit empty on August. Almost all French people are going to the beach for their Vacances. This is why many of the recommended places were closed and we couldn’t try them out. Still we managed to somehow eat too much and too well. The first evening’s restaurant was disappointing but the next day made it all up.
We did not finish our main course and when the waitress asked us why, we said it’s not seasoned. She said the Chef preferred to under season the dish so that it won’t be over seasoned. This excuse is unacceptable. The fact was that it was not seasoned at all and it’s a major crime in the kitchen, not considering even the other issues.
Next day we had to have a corrective meal before we leave Lyon – the capital of gastronomy (Paris and Lyon will always be fighting for the title).
We went for lunch at “Le bouchon de filles” (The girls’ bouchon), seems only logical to do so. We were very happy with the selection.
Some more pictures of this beautiful city:
Scroll right and left to see the panoramas:
Also feel free to look at some more panoramas I made of the city here.