Paul Bocuse's Brasserie Le Sud lies in the little green Place Antonin Poncet just off the Quai du Docteur Gailleton on the banks of the Rhone with a pretty jet water fountain beside it. There is a pleasant glass-fronted terrace infront and Inside is all cool decor and polished service.
We were hot and weary after walking from across the river so started with a good cool bottle of 1664 beer beore sturdying an interesring menu. I hade by far the b est, and largest, Salade Nicoise i have had anywhere. A meal in itself on a hot summer's day but this was early May so I had a dish of roasted scallops and risotto which came embellished with three fat shoots of green asparagus and a drizzle of the scallop juices and I think Noilly Prat, which had been rreduced to a concentrated essence.
My wife had as her starter "Brandade de Morue" - quenelles of salt cod followed by "Aiglefin£ which is a fillet of haddock which came on a bed or roasted root vegetables. When it arrived the fillet stretched from one side of the plate to the other but on investigation it became apparent that the fillet was folded over so there was twice as much fillet as we originally thought. The good burghers of Lyon must have fine appetites!
The food, plus the two beers and a 50cl botle of a Cote du Rhone Viognier only came to 82 euros which we thought was excellent value for such high quality cooking in very smart surroundings.
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