La Mère Brazier
12 Rue Royale, 69001 Lyon, France
Photo by Anne Guillot, courtesy of La Mère Brazier
Mon - Fri 12pm - 1:15pm, 7:45pm - 9:15pm
La Mère BrazierOpened in 1921 by Eugénie Brazier—the first woman chef in France to earn three Michelin stars and mentor to the late, great Paul Bocuse—La Mère Brazier is a Lyon institution. Today, another Lyon luminary, two-Michelin-starred chef Mathieu Viannay, runs the storied spot, serving modern twists on classic French fare. Come here for transcendent dishes like sole farcie with shellfish and caviar butter, roasted sweetbreads with crisped rice soufflé, and poached quail eggs with Corsican honey, sorrel, and hazelnuts—in other words, food you won’t find anywhere else in France.