Lyon, World’s Capital of Gastronomy

Lyon, World’s Capital of Gastronomy

Lyon is among the best places in the world to wine and dine with 4000 restaurants and 15 Michelin starred restaurants in Lyon including the famous Auberge du Pont de Collonges, of Paul Bocuse.
You can also discover the French gastronomy walking around the typical food markets as the Croix-Rousse Market or Quai Saint Antoine Market. To taste all the products that make the gastronomy of the city so famous, visit Les Halles de Lyon, maybe the most famous covered market in France.

Let’s start our gastronomic program with an easy cooking recipe: the « Salade lyonnaise »

For 4 servings


  • 1 lettuce
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 g. lardon or bacon strips
  • 20 g. de butter
  • Cruts, garlic
  • Vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


Make a « vinaigrette ». Place all the ingredients in a salad bowl :vinegar, salt, pepper and olive oil.
Dry roast the crust in a frying pan with butter after rub them in the garlic.
Prepare the lettuce.
Make 4 soft bold eggs in a saucepan of boiling water. Add the eggs one at a time. Cook 2 to 4 minutes.
Cut bacon into 3 cm pieces and grill until golden brown and crispy. Deglaze with butter and vinegar.
Make the dressing.
At the least moment, drizzle salad with « vinaigrette » and hot bacon.

Bon appétit !

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