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Two very different approaches to Michelin star style in the Northern Rhone this week.

Paul Bocuse is a classic, as traditional as French cuisine gets and the training ground for so many of todays top chefs. Not only is the cuisine an institution but so is Mr Bocuse who, well into his eighties, still comes into the dinning room and personally welcomes all his clients as he did with us Sunday night. The classic dishes of truffle soup, filets of sole and poulet de Bresse with Morilles are as good as they always have been and where else can you get so much 
politically incorrect cream in one meal?

Down the road 2 star Patrick Henrioux at La Pyramide is another class act, the perfect mix of classic skill and a very innovative take using light spices, amazing design skills with fruit an vegetables and an impeccable wine service with a cellar of ancient bottles dating back to Fernand Point that defies the imagination

The old and the new spoilt for choice but there’s more , cross over to right bank to the riverside Beaurivage in Condrieu for a surprise, the cuisine has always been delightful but the quality and elegant interpretation of traditional oval and very season far has definitely gone up a notch since by last visit a couple of years ago.

Next stop Valence!    

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