Chef Davy TISSOT & Villa Florentine – Lyon, France – Day 1

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Ahhh…the second experience.  In fact it was my second visit to Lyon which led me to Villa Florentine  and to Chef Davy TISSOT, Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2004 (M.O.F) and Michelin starred Les Terrasses de Lyon.

Chef Davy TISSOT
Chef Davy TISSOT

This was my third trip to Lyon but, my second stay at Villa Florentine, which turned out to be another great experience in personal care and generosity.  It was this experience that brings me back and one I believe every guest receives at this amazing property.  This particular visit in 2009 was rather interesting due to the fact that I squeezed it in several days before my work in Bordeaux began.  Thank you easyJet!!!

We arrived late Friday afternoon to find Davy, correction Chef TISSOT, but he’s dear friend so, Davy engaged in a very intense interview.  True to form, he suddenly stopped, greeted us and ordered Champagne and hors d’oeuvres to welcome us back – – quite exquisite, I must say but, it’s Davy!!!!

Hor d'oeuvres - Treats from Davy
Hor d’oeuvres – Treats from Davy

After greetings were exchanged, we excused ourselves and allow the interview to continue.  Once we checked in and met up with Davy,  he invited us to visit Les Halles de Lyon with him the following morning.  Now that Saturday’s agenda was set, my focus shifted to dinner for the evening.   In keeping with the routine, during dinner I made my way to the kitchen, snapped a few shots and still managed to enjoy the incredible meal Davy and his team perfected.

Villa Florentine Restaurant
Villa Florentine Restaurant

 

Kitchen
Kitchen

 

Kitchen
Kitchen

Dinner:

 

Salad
Salad

 

Crustacean
Crustacean

 

Condrieu
Condrieu

 

Poulet
Poulet

 

Foie Gras
Foie Gras

 

Duck
Carnard

 

Cheese Cart
Cheese Cart

 

Dessert
Dessert

 

Dessert
Dessert

 

Sweet Treats
Dessert

 

The Team
The Team

 

In the kitchen with Davy
In the kitchen with Davy

After dining and wining until the wee hours of the morning, the realization of sleep deprivation was upon me.  With the anticipation of Les Halles in the morning, bed called and I answered.  Day 2 up next Les Halles

 

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