In 1998 my wife and I went for a weekend in Lyon for our anniversary and found ourselves eating at a little modern French place with the unpromising name "Planet Happy Friends Family". I know, I know, what were we thinking?... But it was the only place we could get into, and imagine our surprise when it turned out to be without doubt the best restaurant meal we've ever had. Astonishing mullet salad, beautiful deep-fried boudin noir that I can still taste now, a chocolate dessert so complicated that it didn't have a name and the entire kitchen staff came out to coach us on how to eat it... it was just genius.
I want to take the missus back there for our anniversary this year, but can find no evidence of Planet Happy Friends Family on the Internet (and I'm loathe to risk a flight/hotel in case it has disappeared).
All I can recall about the location is that it was in the pedestrianised area of Old Lyon, somewhere north of Cathedrale St-Jean and maybe a couple of streets west of the river.
If anyone on this board is in Lyon, is going there or has been and has spotted PHFF, can you let me know, and pass on some contact information? It really was a great place and we would love to go again. Many thanks for any help you can give.