One of Frances old school Micheline 3 star chefs has died in his own restaurant, apparently.
His décor was bazaar and extravagant.
We were treated to a weekend in Lyon and Beaujolais some
years back by a guide book based in France.
We had dinner at Mr Boucouses function rooms which was very
dramatic in every way. All the waiters glided down the flouncy and flamboyant
staircase just like models but carrying silver cloches to our tables.
We were several hundred guests mainly chefs from France and Belguim.
The starter was a terrine of foie gras, the main course was pigeoneau and what
were the garnishes I can not remember.
The dessert was a sponge cake…well a slice of…nothing special.
Then we had prizes and j won something so he had to go to the stage to collect his
prize. It was a wine tasting glass and we have kept it…it lives somewhere in the garage.
The theme of the restaurant was a fairground and as we all arrived at our tables we were
To our great surprise the evening was ending with a 60 style disco in the basement.
So Bacouse made sure that dining was an experience of the palate and in every other way.
Thanks for that adventure Mr Boucouse.