Restaurant Paul Bocuse – Lyon – France

by Suha on April 3, 2010

This is Paul Bocuse’s signature restaurant about 4 kms outside Lyon. Visiting this family home and restaurant is like making a pilgrimage for any gourmand from around the world. Paul is the grand father of French cooking and a house hold name worldwide and this beautiful restaurant has had 3 Michelin stars every year since it opened in 1965. Paul himself is about 83 and still comes around and greets all his guests every evening. The building is grand. A huge red, green and gold building with a large photo of Paul to welcome you. His two most famous dishes are the truffle soup and a Bresse chicken cooked inside a pig’s bladder. We got to have both as we went for the grand traditional classic 7 course menu which included Pauls most famous dishes. We were here in June 2007 and the memory of the whole experience will always stay with us.

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The grand building near Lyon

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The chef and the blogger

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Frescos on the wall…

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The kitchen

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Truffle soup V.G.E (dish created by Paul for the French president in 1975)  – This truffle soup comes in it’s own specially made bowl and is covered with the most perfectly made pastry crust. Once you break open the crust  – the aroma of truffle captivates you as the soup is full of shavings of black truffle. Spectacular.

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Fillet de sole fernard point – moist filet of sole with a brulee cream sauce tributed to his fathers mentor fernard point.

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Bresse chicken cooked in a pig’s bladder. The presentation was great as they cut open the bladder in which they cook the chicken to hold all the flavors at the table itself.

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The chicken was served with delicious morels.

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The cheese cart

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Three waiters were needed to bring out all the desserts and it covered our entire table. We could choose as many as we wanted so yes we went all out.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Forager April 21, 2010 at 8:49 AM

How do you stay so beautifully thin. Just look at that murderous cheese cart. Those desserts. It’s an enigma.

Simon Food Favourites April 21, 2010 at 3:18 PM

i’ll be visiting Lyon hopefully this year so will have to keep this one in mind. i really want to try some of the best restaurants in France for great French food 🙂

Simon Food Favourites April 21, 2010 at 3:20 PM

i’ll be visiting Lyon hopefully this year so will have to keep this one in mind. i really want to try some of the best restaurants in France for great French food 🙂 can you recommend any other restaurants in Paris, Lyon and France in general?

Fine Diner April 23, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Food in France is like a dream come true. Where ever you eat – you cant go wrong. lyon is of course the food capital and Bocuse has a number of other restaurants there too. let me know what kind of food you are looking for and more than happy to help

Bev lake June 24, 2011 at 12:48 AM

Wonderful pic ya and commentary I love to see Paul Bo use and get the newsThank youI love. Chez nos actress l

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