Friday, August 20, 2010

Lyon and Dinner at La Tassee

Lyon and Dinner at La Tassee

Before returning to Paris for our return flight to the states, we spent one night in Lyon, the second largest city in France. We left the sun behind in the Cotes du Rhone to find a light drizzle and clouds hanging over the old city, yet not enough to keep us from wandering from our hotel on Presqu'ile, the peninsular city between the Rhone and the Saone rivers. Below is a view of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière from the Presqu'ile.

A view of the Saone.

We dined at La Tassee, a terrific restaurant just a short walk from our hotel on Rue Victor Hugo, just south of Place Bellecour.

Salade lyonnaise aux lardons et œuf mollet

a terrine de foie gras

We like Sancerre!

A vegetarian plate with perfectly executed vegetables!

Rabbit loin stuffed with kidney, crayfishes and tarragon, served with a sauce made of crayfish.

The cheese course with one of my favorites, epoisse.


A pretty building in a courtyard at the end of one of the Vieux cities' ancient, hidden passageways.