More quick notes from the road:
Good mushroom laden dinner at Leon de Lyon in Lyon, but definitely behind the Alsatian places I ate at. 6 Chocolate desserts was decadently stellar.
Disappointing dinner at Hiely - dry partridge.
Great dinner at L'isle Sonnate (sp?) - fantastic wild boar - good flavor but delicate.
Even better dinner at Christian Etienne - better than LdL above IMHO.
Again - I promise details later (took notes). Internet cafes aren't as convenient and the foreign keyboards are driving me nuts.