Only in Lyon for 4 nights so we knew we had to fit Cafe des Federations in..............Thanks French Food Safari!!
We booked over the phone. Walked into a atmospheric, bustling bouchon. Immediately caught up in the joy of food. No airs and graces, welcomed like a local. At our corner table for two (unusual for a bouchon, usually big tables surrounded by happy, hungry locals) we had the perfect view of the whole room. 1 waitress and the man himself Yves Rivoiron. They swish from table to table with the evenings offerings, whatever it may be. We were presented with about 5 to 6 courses and wonderful house wine. The food was rustic , french and surprising, as it was only explained to us in broken english. All amazing and flavours to die for. By the 5th course the room was really rocking. We joined in with the couple of large tables (mainly men) sinigng a joking. What a night!!
On leaving we realised that we actually went into the wrong restaurant, we being tourists were supposed to have gone into the cafe section where you know what you are eating. Not in with the locals.....best mistake we ever made!!
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