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Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France|bocuse.fr|
Paul Bocuse established himself as one of France’s leading chefs in the 1960s. He was a pioneer of nouvelle cuisine, producing lighter, more innovative dishes than had traditionally been served in fine French restaurants.
You come here for the legacy of this culinary legend; he was born in the restaurant building in 1926. Since his death in 2018, the house motto is ‘tradition in motion’, with menus offering both iconic dishes and new, wow-worthy avant-garde plates.
The signature dish
One of Bocuse’s signature dishes is the VGE black truffle soup, the initials referring to ex-President Valery Giscard d’Estaing, for whom the dish was first created. It’s a classic and a must.
When to do it
The restaurant is open all year round, from Wednesday to Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
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