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Can we talk about Lyon?


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Can we talk about Lyon?

danna | | Jun 30, 2009 05:13 AM

I keep hearing that Lyon is the culinary capital of France, but I'm not finding much discussion on these boards. I'll only be there one day, but I'd really like some ideas on great spots for lunch and dinner, and where to pick up some pastry/boulangerie early in the morning (around 7). Also any food products I should shop for while I'm there.

I looked at Nicholas LeBec, but I think I probably don't want so many stars. I'd like to eat the real Lyon rather than super-gourmet , if that makes any sense. Having said that, I'll throw in the quibble that my husband is not a huge fan of organ meat, and I know that's a bouchon staple. Myself, I live for foie gras.

I have read some on Chowhound about Les Halles...does one eat oysters in July in France?

I imagine I'll be staying in or near the "old town" district (probably Le College hotel) and traveling back and forth to Gare Part Diex. We'll be jet-lagged and carless so places easy to walk to are needed. Thanks for any advice!