Cocotte (Lyon)

  • Date
  • share

After taking over the capital, the Vertigo group – aka Ludovic Dardenay and Julien Fouin (Bonvivant, Goguette, GrandCoeur, Glou) – arrived in Lyon in 2019. More specifically, they set up shop in an old dive in the 4th arrondissement that boasts a geometric bar, Formica tables and faux-leather banquettes, where Massimiliano Monaco (who used to work at Jaja in Paris) stews up cheeky, well-sourced dishes from inside the open kitchen. For us, the night we went: delicious pan-fried chicken liver with braised leeks and a romesco sauce – or some incredible roasted octopus with eggplant caviar and a satay breadcrumb topping; delicious rabbit with mushrooms and polenta that was as white as snow – or guinea hen roulade with wilted spinach and dried apricots; before a sweet fig tartlet with whipped cream and a summer berry coulis – unless you opt for the homemade tiramisu. FYI: the tempting lunch menu inspired by Italian working-class fare is worth exploring as well – eg.: panzanella and ’nduja; braised pork loin with spelt wheat and beans; damson plum tart with walnuts and crushed amaretti… // G.V.

FEELING THIRSTY? Place your trust in Paul Lacroix (ex-Goguette in Paris): a Fronsac from the Château Moulin (€7 a glass), an Italian red from Ferdinando Principiano (€36 a bottle), a Rhone white from the Domaine Vernay (€77)…

PRICE: Menu €16-19 (lunch), à la carte €36-57.

Le Fooding’s 2022 Guide is fresh out of the oven!

What’s on the menu this year? A brand-new selection of 200 restaurants, bars and bedrooms across France, articles sprinkled throughout the magazine, the taste of the times distilled down to its purest form in our highly anticipated award’s list and, for the very first time, two new guides to the country’s best stand-out shops and spirited cellars!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover


Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.