A French restaurant serving seasonal gastronomy in the Ainay area
By Soo Myong
A cozy and welcoming dining ambiance
The old vintage tools on the walls and the rustic yet contemporary hardwood floors of the restaurant help create a welcoming and cozy space at l’Etabli.
The staff is attentive and the service is pleasant and remarkable.
Locally handcrafted knives are also offered to patrons before a main course, which is a unique feature to enjoy at l’Etabli (Lyon 2e) for an unforgettable dining experience with friends, family, and loved ones.
Well-balanced and creative cooking
Where to begin? The amuse-bouche, also known as a bite-sized hors d’oeuvre, was not ordered from the menu but offered by the chef.
It was beautifully presented and delicious: the explosion of flavors and textures present in this single bite convinced me I wanted more.
As the main dish, the fish was moist and rich in flavor. The creative contemporary cooking style was evident once again in the combination of rich flavors, texture, and elegant plating.
The chocolate desert was no less succulent: perfectly sweet, texturally interesting and irresistibly crunchy.
Overall, all the plates were well- balanced and the result of thoughtful and careful planning.
Regional and locally sourced ingredients
L’Établi prides itself in showcasing a variety of products from their region. The restaurant’s vegetables are grown locally and so is their meat.
The beautifully handcrafted knives, chairs and plates are also products representing talented craftsmen of the area.
The decor is a definite must-see and a real treat if you have a passion and/or appreciation for woodcraft and handmade dinnerware. Enjoy a gastronomical treat at L’Établi.