Friday, October 26, 2012

Le Bouchon des Filles ♥ ♥


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I didn't think there was anything that could top my first ever bouchon experience.

And guess what. I was right.

(I always am. Ha!)


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After a hearty lunch at Le Garet, I tried another bouchon for dinner.
Le Bouchon des Filles is run by two handsome-looking ladies.



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Lady 1 works in the kitchen



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Lady 2 runs around the dining room



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So don't expect service to be 5-star, it can get pretty challenging as the place is always
 packed with hungry peoples


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Shortly after I was seated, Lady 2 presented me with a little amuse - two slices of sausage
dotted with cheese



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Crusty bread and wine



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And then, a parade of appetizers - my favorite part of the meal!
Everything was so good it was an injustice to confine them all in one group shot so...



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Beetroot salad with smoked herring



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Lentil salad with whole grain mustard and cardamom



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Chicken liver salad with raspberry vinaigrette



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Next came a shot of gazpacho



By this time I had already stuffed myself to the brim with all the delicious appetizers so I thought I'd order something light for my entree.


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I got one of Lyon's more popular and less adventurous specialties,
the quenelle de brochet or pike dumpling



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It was like a fish ball, but oblong in shape. Kinda felt like eating fish-flavored pudding. 
I loved the crayfish and shellfish sauce more than the dumpling itself, but don't let
me stop you, other people live for this thing. I'm just not a lover of savory flavors
in moussey textures. I wish I ordered the veal kidneys instead.



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Human dumpling eating fish dumpling. Feels good to be on top of the food chain.



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Next came a small bowl of cervelle de canut, a soft white cheese beaten with garlic, herbs
and shallots. It was thick, creamy, lumpy and tangy.



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Dessert was molten chocolate cake with strawberry ice cream. It was too safe, nothing exciting.



Le Bouchon des Filles: 20 Rue de Sergent Blandin, 69001, Lyon, France. Tel: +33 (0)4 78 30 40 44

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