A taste of Lyon

Here is another menu to allow you to discover France through its regional dishes. Today we are going to Lyon, my hometown.

Some quick facts about Lyon:

  • It is the third-largest city after Paris and Marseille.
  • It is the birthplace of the Roman Emperor Claudius, who was born there in 10 BC.
  • It is the capital of gastronomy.
  • During WWII Lyon was the capital of the French Resistance because its many hidden passageways allowed freedom fighters to escape the Nazis.

The film I have chosen today to accompany the menu is Lucie Aubrac, a 1997 film  by Claude Berry that tells the true story of a freedom fighter during WWII who tries to save her husband from a firing squad.

Here is today’s menu:

Apéritif / Appetizer

Paté en croûte maison

Homemade paté en croûte

Vegetarian option

Paté en croûte végétarien

Vegetarian paté en croûte

Vegan option

Paté en croûte vegan

Vegan paté en croûte

Entrée / starter

Soupe à l’oignon

Onion soup

Vegan option

Soupe à l’oignon vegan

Vegan onion soup

Plat principal / main course

Poulet Célestine

Chicken Célestine

Vegetarian option

Gratin de courge

Squash gratin

Vegan option

Gratin de courge vegan

Vegan squash gratin

Served with

Pommes de terre à la lyonnaise

Lyonnaise potatoes

Vegan option

Pommes de terre à la Lyonnaise

Vegan Lyonnaise potatoes


Fenouils braisés

Braised fennel


Poires à la beaujolaise

Pears poached in Beaujolais

Bon appétit! A bientôt pour un autre menu.


  1. Merci mille fois mon amie!

    I always learn something from your posts and have just ordered a book on Lucie Aubrac. I can’t wait to read it. While I’m sure the film is excellent, there is usually so much more in the book.

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