The Lyonnaise Cuisine gained recognition from the 19th century when middle-class women – nicknamed “Lyonnaise Mothers” – left their homes to work as cooks. La Mère Brasier, La Mère Fillioux, La Mère Blanc… created brand new culinary traditions incorporating their regional roots.
In 1935, the famed food critic Curnonsky described the city of Lyon as the World Capital of Gastronomy. Since then, celebrity Chefs such as Paul Bocuse, Christian Tetedoie, Mathieu Vianney, Pierre Orsi and many more contributed to highlight the Lyonnaise cuisine at the international.
Your Cooking Adventure can start on Saint-Antony’s market, where you meet our Chef. You experience a one-hour market tour and shopping when you also learn about the history of Lyon. It’s the chance to meet and discuss with the merchants and to choose the best products according to the season, the price, the freshness, etc. The Lyonnaise cuisine is very tasty as it owes its virtuosity to the quality of local products such as Bresse Chickens, Beef Charolais, fish from the lakes, fruits and vegetables from the Rhone Valley and the Forez nearby region.
The 3-course menu including an appetizer, a main course and a dessert is created on D-Day when you and the Chef craft the perfect gourmet lunch.
Back to the cooking school, you’ll have the opportunity to learn knife skills, produce pairings and put these in to practice with a mix of modern and traditional Lyonnaise and French recipes. You will enjoy the fruits of your labor accompanied with mineral water and wine afterwards
Sample menu can include: shallots and fresh herbs seasoned whipped cream, cheese puffs, chicken cooked with mushrooms, vegetables and cream, praline tart.
(Market) Cooking Class: $230 to $290 per person (3 to 6 people booked together)
Private Market Cooking Class: $350 per person (2 people booked together)
AVAILABILITY: The (market) Cooking Class is offered upon request, scheduled Tuesday-Sunday. Market Tour starts at 9:30am. Cooking class starts at 10:30am.
This program is limited to 6 participants and we strongly recommend to book it in advance. Thank you.