My first real meal in Lyon was at a bouchon that was highly recommended by travel write-ups. The guides will tell you that in Lyon you MUST eat at a bouchon. So here I was, at 11 am, waiting for this highly recommended bouchon to open. (I had actually come here before going to Paul but since it was closed, I waddled around the area before coming back for my first “real” Lyonnaise meal.)
It was worth the wait.
The interiors were hip but I decided to take in the Lyonnaise sun and eat outside instead.
I just ordered the set menu to not have to think. And of COURSE the list started with a Salad Lyonnaise.
A salad Lyonnaise is distinguished by the fact that it “brings home the bacon”, hehe. In English it is called “Warm Eggs and Bacon” salad.
Here, the bacon is thicker than the ones we are used to here in the Philippines (like Canadian bacon) and they also use lardon or cubes of pork fat (they key to yummy). It also had a perfectly poached egg resting atop it. It was simple yet extremely satisfying.
Next on the menu, another authentic Lyonnaise dish: andouillette. It's a sausage, reminscent of longganisa but just one long piece, with intestines and tripe inside, along with pepper and onions. The flavors are very strong but coming from a country that loves longganisa, this was immensely enjoyable.
Best of all, the owner was there and I think his heart sank when he saw that I could not finish the sorbet dessert because I had to rush to yet another lunch, this time at the Musée des Beaux-arts de Lyon with Chef Eric Hubert.
But it was a beautiful hello. And all for just 20 Euro.
Thank you, Le Petit Flore.
Le Petit Flore
19 Rue du Garet
+33 4 78 27 27 51