Everything was as it should.
The greeting of the doorman-valet (voiturier) in front of the picturesque historical location warming your way in, the quick seating and water service accompanied by delicious French pastry breadsticks to accompany the customary cup of champagne.
I have chosen (and I recommend despite the touristic sound of it – but, after all, if you are not from Lyon you ARE a tourist) the full tasting menu eager to find out what this acclaimed one star Michelin chef has to brag about.
Without exaggeration, all the four courses were absolutely fantastic! Simple, honest and delicious. Without being over filling as some gourmet places are, the dinner was indeed an absolute treat.
The service was very good, in time, expertly led by the Maitre D’ and with the necessary description of the dishes with a smile and without the snobbish attitude we are all so familiar with in some Michelin starred establishments.
The movie-star looking chef visited every table twice during the evening checking on the satisfaction with a genuine smile and was present at the exit to bid farewell to everyone like an airline captain while one leaves the airplane.
An excellent experience!
The 4 courses tasting menu was 118 Euros (not cheap, it’s true but absolutely worth it). There are variations of this top of the line less expensive to choose from.
The wine list is good enough without being necessarily very comprehensive but it’s priced correctly. I have chosen a 2003 Château Maucaillou Moulis-en-Médoc Bordeaux at 98 Euros. Not a grand wine but honest and a good complement for the pigeon.
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