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La Bijouterie

Restaurant La Bijouterie in LyonLa Bijouterie (Lyon) - © Adrien Simon

Le Guide Fooding’s Biggest Crush of 2016

Chef Arnaud Laverdin’s gems are well protected by Thomas Pezeril inside this den of Lyonnais cool that combines unfinished walls, suspension lamps and a hot-room kitchen. The night we went, the crème de la crème paraded out in eight courses: a delicate duck breast carpaccio with kombucha-verbena jelly and Charentais melon balls; excellent seasonal vegetables steamed with herbs (mint, dill) and moistened by a light sumac hollandaise sauce; stunning barbecued duck hearts with a fermented pepper jus, olives, feta and fresh mint; graceful Chinese eggplant and dehydrated tomatoes in a black garlic consommé; precious pieces of lobster bobbing cozily in a smoked tea broth paired with cherries; a couture dish mixing chicken liver mousse, a raw egg, kimchi and pointy cabbage; burrata with a watermelon and lovage brunoise for a touch of freshness; before a more forgettable dessert of fresh raspberries with potatoes and fennel, corrupted by a spellbinding licorice powder. There’s a set menu at lunch with delightful small bites (shrimp-kaffir lime dim sum, panisses with mackerel and raw cream, gnudi with ricotta, mushroom gyoza…). // G.LeP.

FEELING THIRSTY? Natural wine, of course! A Beaujolais villages vieilles vignes from Lapalu (€5.50 a glass); Ageno, an Italian orange wine from La Stoppa (€70 a bottle); or a Savoyard Jacquère from Jean-Yves Péron (€64), etc.

PRICE: Menus €20-26 (lunch), €27 (Saturday lunch) and €57 (dinner). 

Getting there

Restaurant La Bijouterie
16, rue Hippolyte-Flandrin
TEL: +33 4 78 08 14 03
Subway: Hôtel de Ville - Louis Pradel