15 Oct 2018

A three day trip across the border into France took us to southeastern region, with stays in Lyon and Vienne (located 35 kilometres south of Lyon, on the river Rhône) 

Our third and final restaurant on the trip, was a short walk from our hotel, which was next to the main train station of Lyon along the sparkling banks of the river Rhône.  
 

BOUCHON COMPTOIR ABEL BAR

Neither a café or comptoir but a 400-year-old bouchon with an excess of atmosphere.

The restaurant has an historic charm, with well worn wooden floors, wooden beams on the ceiling, wall decorations in a beautiful bar. Chef Alain Vigneron, is the o...

14 Oct 2018

A three day trip across the border into France took us to southeastern region with stays in Lyon and Vienne (located 35 kilometres south of Lyon, on the river Rhône) 

Our second restaurant on the trip was to 


RESTAURANT MOUTON-BENOIT  

The restaurant is 9km from Vienne. You need to cross Pont routier de Lattre de Tassigny to get out of town, heading towards the village of Givors. You will see the restaurant on the right hand side a few km before Givors. 

This roadside establishment founded in 1822 was once home to the "Mères" Dumas' stoves.

In winter you can enjoy the chef's speciality, which is...

13 Oct 2018

A three day trip across the border into France took us to southeastern France and stays in Lyon and Vienne (located 35 kilometres south of Lyon, on the river Rhône) 

Our first restaurant on the trip was 

LES SAVEURS DU MARCHÉ

An attractive and dynamically run restaurant where the immaculate tables and chairs back onto stone walls. 

This contemporary decor is the ideal backdrop for chef Sebastien Désestet's market fresh products full of flavour, which is as you would expect in a restaurant with such a name.

We had the 1001 Saveurs set menu at €45

Cocktail de champagne, liqueur de poire et poire €6

Mignardises (petit fours)

D...

27 Jan 2018

Three Michelin Stars

On this occasion we took a trip over the Spanish border from San Sebastián (some 175 km) into France to the wonderful Les Prés-d'Eugenie. 

Michel Guérard opened Les Prés-d'Eugenie in the tiny commune of Eugénie-les-Bains in 1974 and gained a third Michelin star in 1977, only three years after taking over.

He has retained this third star for forty years and now has the longest such continuous run since the recent death of  Paul Bocuse who had gained his in 1965.

Eugénie-les-Bains is a pretty little commune, which I would imagine is a delightful place to visit in summer. We went during a rainy Decembe...

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