Lyon Welcomes its First Chinese Food Week

Published: 2017/11/14 by

“Baguettes Magiques”: Chinese cuisine meets Lyon’s gastronomy


Created in Paris in 2014, the Chinese Food Week comes to Lyon, capital of gastronomy, this week. Prepare your chopsticks.


It was time for the Chinese Food Week, created in Paris in 2014, to come to Lyon.

First of all because the city is considered the capital of gastronomy and good food. And because its ties with China are very old, since the first Silk Roads.


12 chefs and restaurants involved in the Lyon Chinese Food Festival

And these two cuisines are not so far away because they both use offal for example.

The New Franco-Chinese Institute, (NFIC), created in 1921 to welcome Chinese students, is honouring Chinese gastronomy in Lyon until November 24th.

For 10 days, French and Chinese chefs will work together to create a gastronomic itinerary in a dozen restaurants.

How to cook with tea with Lyon star chef Alain Alexanian

The NIFC has chosen to highlight organic and local products, a new trend in China as well.

The chefs will work on Lyon’s products in Chinese cuisine, the use of tea in gastronomy thanks to Alain Alexanian, a local former star chef and tea specialist.

On November 18th, the NFIC opens its doors all day long to discover Chinese gastronomy, design and tea.

A tea cooking competition at Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon

On November 21, a tea cooking competition is organized at the Paul Bocuse Institute and the NIFC, 20 place Bellecour (registration: contactifc @

The Mob Hotel in Lyon Confluence hosts the boutique of three Chinese culinary designers and the opening night on 14th of November.

Participating restaurants in Lyon:


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