You’ve probably already memorized our tour itinerary… but as you know, best-laid plans always include a few changes. For instance, the date of our welcome dinner is now Friday, September 26, since that’s when the restaurant can accommodate us. And what a restaurant! L’auberge du Pont de Collonges is the flagship of Lyon’s celebrity chef (and native son) Paul Bocuse.
Now well into his 80’s, M. Bocuse is one of the creators of nouvelle cuisine, which was “new” in emphasizing lighter, simpler, less calorie-filled dishes, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. Through his students and associated schools of cooking, Paul Bocuse became one of the most influential chefs of the 20th century.
Would you rather I tell you what we’ll be enjoying there, or leave you to be surprised?