Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Les Lyonnais Bouchon (Lyon, FRANCE) ★★★☆☆

True gastronomes know a trip to Lyon, France's culinary capital (Sorry Paris!), is not complete without visiting at least one bouchon, the traditional kind of tavern that serves up authentic Lyonnaise cuisine.

In November 2012, the Les Bouchons Lyonnais Association created an eponymous certification as a guarantee of quality and authenticity (of the certified bouchon). There are currently 17 certified bouchons, many of which can be found right here in Lyon's Old Town.

I ended up picking Les Lyonnais Bouchon as our lunch spot this afternoon. One of the things I've heard about this bouchon is their huge vaulted cellar in the basement. It's so spacious and charming that it's pretty perfect for events like exhibitions and banquets. Too bad it's been closed this afternoon.

Like any good bouchons, Les Lyonnais Bouchon is best known for its Lyonnais specialties such as calf’s head, pot-roasted veal kidneys and andouillette (a type of coarse-grained sausage made with pork (or occasionally veal), intestines or chitterlings, pepper, wine, onions, and seasonings).

But I wasn't feeling adventurous this afternoon, so I decided to get myself some roasted duck breast with honey and young potatoes (16.9 Euro). Oh I looove young potatoes and the duck breast wasn't bad either (especially with honey).

Jelloman has always been the more adventurous "foodie" and she wasted no time checking out their homemade chicken liver cake with tomato sauce (15.6 Euro).

Very high in Cholesterol but very nice and silky smooth. She's a happy camper!

Like my foodie friend used to say, Lyon's bouchon is kind of like our cha chaan teng (Hong Kong style tea restaurants) in Hong Kong. You have to experience once in a lifetime. 

Food Rating: 5/10
Price: €€€
Address: 19, rue de la Bombarde, 69005 Lyon, France
Closest Metro Station: Vieux Lyon
Tel: +33 (0)4 7837-6482

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