Ravigote (Lyon)

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In their corner bistro (big windows, an unfinished wall, school cafeteria chairs, a windowed kitchen), chef Xavier Radojewski (ex-Senderens) and waitress Marie-Laure Radojewski (who used to manage an e-commerce photo studio) bring a little sunshine to the rather sad Guichard neighborhood. On the menu, the night we went: a cheeky langoustine bisque (sauced up with good bread from Antoinette bakery) with marigold and green zucchini blossom tempura; an excellent Vercors trout gravlax with a cucumber jelly, cornichon pickles, fennel blossoms and meadowsweet; tender Naked Neck chicken surpreme from Christian Joannin in Rotalon, served roasted with bok choy, a sweet corn purée, pickled wild blackberries and mustard seeds; before a stunningly moist chocolate lava cake paired with a chocolate tuile, corn ice cream and popcorn for dessert! It’s also worth mentioning that Xavier also puts together some nice lunch menus and that the nearby L’Annexe Ravigote serves good bun sandwiches and homemade hot dogs. // G.V.

FEELING THIRSTY? Something for all tastes: an organic Loire Chardonnay from the Domaine des Pothiers (€5.50 a glass), a natural Beaujolais from Nicolas Chemarin (€7), a Saint-Joseph red from Stéphane Montez (€42 a bottle)…

PRICE: Fixed-price menus €21-24 (lunch), tasting menu €39, à la carte €38-54 (dinner).

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