It was drizzling and freezing on my last morning in Lyon. But I braved the public bus system, got off at the wrong stop, got lost, got hot chocolate from McDonald's because I couldn't stand the cold, got panicky, almost gave up but thankfully didn't... before I finally found Les Halles de Lyon. Whew.
I was searching all over for a market that looked like this.
Didn't know the most famous food attraction in Lyon was hidden inside this uninviting,
cold-looking glass structure
Les Halles de Lyon is an indoor market (I know that now, hee hee!) with about 60 food traders.
Feels like a boutique market with stalls and stalls of everything I've ever wanted to eat in France.
Cheeses, meats, terrines, breads, oysters, salads, pastries, macarons, jamon, fresh fruits, dried fruits, CHOCOLATES… I was besotted!!!
Each stall was mesmerizing and the choices were endless. I felt like a little child on Christmas eve.
Tartar de saumon et petits légumes and mousse de foie gras amandes pistaches
Pate en croute au foie gras
Soups in bottles!
I chose the Pink Soup, because it was pink! It was chilled and tasted of apples and beets.
Sliced squid ink quenelle (because it went beautifully with the pink)
From La Mere Richard...
My favorite Saint Marcellin cheese
So soft, gooey, creamy, silky, mushroomy, truffly, earthy.
I was so happy I wanted to cry.
This is paradise! :)
Les Halles de Lyon: 102 Cours Lafayette, Lyon, France