The French are famous for their food and wine and their fame is well deserved. On the other hand, the city Lyon is recognized as the gastronomic capital of France and the world. Because of Lyon’s geographical location, many different culinary influences have converged in the city’s cuisine. The typical place to eat in Lyon is “Le Bouchon Lyonnais”. Usually it represents a nice and small restaurant with authentic look. You can find them mainly in the old city – “Vieux Lyon”.
First, especially if you have never been in France before, you should try the typical French onion soup. I really love, so every time I visit France I order it at least once.
Another typical French meal are “Les escargots”, or snails. Yes, people eat snails and they are quite tasty if you have the courage to taste them. The waiter will give you a special cutlery set for the escargots, so if you don’t know how to use it – just ask, otherwise you can get dirty, as usually “les escargots” are prepared with a lot of oil.
And of course, the famous “Foie gras” which is made of the liver of a duck or goose. Foie gras is a popular and well-known delicacy in French cuisine. Its flavor is described as rich, buttery, and delicate.
Another interesting and tasty dish is the Meat Fondue. “Le Fondue” is a is a Swiss dish of melted cheese served in a communal pot over a portable stove heated with a candle or spirit lamp, and eaten by dipping bread into the cheese using long-stemmed forks, which is also very popular in France. In the past, it used to me the main food for the poor people living in the mountain areas of Switzerland but now is it served as specialty. The Meat Fondue represent raw meat (mainly beef) and a pot filled with heated oil.
With the long-stemmed fork, you dip the meet in the heated oil and you wait till it is fried at a desired level. This dish is served with different sauces.
You could also have a tasty Duck Magret,
or Pork Knee.
As there is a newly-open Hard Rock restaurant in Lyon you can visit it also. Hard Rock is always a good choice for eating – a place where you can find well-known food and have a meal with nice music atmosphere.
As Lyon is in the Rhone-valley – a valley popular with its wines, you can also have a decent Hard Rock wine.