❤️Lyon is an indisputable capital of true French cuisine and gastronomy, so everyone who feel being a true gourmand, should at least once in life visit this city.
❤️Being there, there are some, quite obligatory things to do. Among them, I would especially like to line up:
❤️Visit Paul Bocuse restaurant @paulbocuse_officiel
in Collonges au Mont D'or - a temple and a tribute to the classical, truly monumental French cuisine.
❤️Grocery shopping in the Paul Bocuse marché- opened by the idea of the legendary chef, now its named after him and sells only the best products.
❤️Cosy lunch or dinner in one of the bouchon's, trying quenelle lyonnaise. Quenelle is the poached oval-shaped dumplings made with minced fish and served in a cream-based sauce or sauce nantua, which is made with crayfish. The tradition of bouchons came from small inns visited by silk workers passing through Lyon in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
❤️Everything possible with praline Lyonnaise - almonds coated in vibrant pink cooked sugar, commonly added to brioche buns or turned into a dessert known as la tarte aux pralines (read my previous posts about this sweet tradition to know more and discover the best address for it in Lyon).
❤️Drink Beaujolais nouveau which is a young, internationally renowned wine produced north of Lyon and generally consumed in the same year in which it is harvested.
❤️To conclude, spoil yourself with the Coussin de Lyon or the bright green “cushions” combining chocolate ganache, marzipan, and curacao created by renowned Lyonnais chocolatier Voisin, produced since the 1960s, and inspired by the cushion on which an offering to the Virgin Mary was placed in the hopes of protecting Lyon from a plague outbreak in 1643.