We had high hopes of returning to the Hotel Faurie on our forthcoming trip (thread here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/893014) but it turns out they're only opening on June 6 this year. So we'll probably make an even bigger detour to Michel Bras instead and then make the long drive up from there to Poligny in the Jura.
Does anyone know of an obvious lunch spot en route? Ideally somewhere satisfying and traditional rather than too contemporary cuisine. We would try to go to Daniel et Denise in Lyon but it seems too far to get to in time for lunch. Clermont Ferrand and its environs might be a better staging post if anyone has ideas for there?