Contrary to what the decor might suggest, you are neither at a watchmaker's, nor in a junk shop, but in Franck Blanc's bistro. Franck set up his stove here in Croix-Rousse more than 20 years ago and has been delighting the palates of the Lyonnais with his typical regional 'terroir' dishes ever since.
Since 2010 he has been working four-handed with his accomplice, the Japanese chef Junzo Matuno. More than his spices, it is the way he cooks and prepares food that allow the Japanese master to give new impetus to good bourgeois cooking: he wakes it up and liberates it.
Imagine the tenderness of a Blonde d'Aquitaine calf's head simmered in stock, flash-roasted and served thinly sliced with an anchovy sauce ravigote, or the delicacy of smoked duck breast with a pea and lovage velouté, pickled mushrooms and Parmesan crumble. The local wines are up to the level of the food and harmoniously accompany each dish.
Le Canut et les Gones
29 rue de Belfort
+33 (0)4 78 29 17 23
Menu: 24 EUR (lunch) and 35 EUR (dinner)