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Guy Lassausaie

Author: Mārtiņš Rītiņš0 COMMENTS

Guy Lassausaie

Exactly one year after visiting Lyon's gourmet address La Mère Brazier, I booked an evening at the legendary Guy Lassausaie restaurant, located just a short way from the centre of Lyon. Guy Lassausaie is a fourth-generation chef and the restaurant itself - a member of Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux and a laureate of two Michelin stars.
Set in an ancient Lyon house, the restaurant features an ultra-modern décor and boasts canvases by Lyon painter Jean Fusaro. Similarly, its cuisine, based on deep-rooted Lyon's culinary traditions, is infused with innovation, inspired by fresh experiences that the chef has brought home from his trips to foreign counties. The quality of food is superb, while the manner of its presentation - unpretentious, with no exaggeration.
Despite its status, the restaurant's price policy is very friendly with menu options coming in three different price categories - 58, 72 and 88 EUR, while a tasting menu of five seasonal dishes is available for 115 EUR. Another option is la carte dishes staring from 28 EUR.
Being there, you can get a peek of what's going on in the kitchen from the restaurant's corridors, while it is kept discretely invisible from the dining hall itself. It's a place where excellent food is being made yet without unnecessary frills or pretence. Best of all, you should try it yourself, so I will give only a small but appetizing insight into the list of la carte offer.
What about foie gras croquette, unburned pumpkin crème brûlée or salmon with celery cappuccino? Or perhaps fresh crab cakes with avocado and caviar salad? Or black caviar as part of a special French culinary twist?
An absolute must-try is either foie gras terrine with apple puree and lobster with sesame cookies and tarragon emulsion or veal sweetbread with artichoke and truffles! By the way, Guy Lassausaie makes the impossible possible, for example, by offering fresh king boletes even before their harvest season.
Excellent service is maintained by true professionals there, yet seasoned with a dash of typical French self-restraint.
The maximum capacity of the restaurant is 60 guests, and booking in advance is a must.
1 rue de Belle Cise
69380 CHASSELAY
T.: +33 (0)4 78 47 62 59
www.guy-lassausaie.com

05/2012

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