Located on the quays of the Saône in Lyon, in the Cordeliers district, historically that of the food shops. Formerly the Burgundy Lounge, Matthieu Girardon took over the restaurant in September 2019 to become Burgundy by Matthieu.
The decoration of the restaurant emphasizes Burgundy and its wines. The wine cellar is in the form of a showcase that spreads over two floors in which each bottle is showcased. We find the great names of Burgundy wines in the smallest details of the decoration: on the walls, the lights, the books...
The chef, who has worked in fine restaurants in Aveyron, Switzerland and Savoie, offers gourmet cuisine based on seasonal products and his inspirations . The supply is done at the Quai Saint Antoine market, just opposite the restaurant. In addition to the menu, three menus are offered: the Lunch menu, the Intuition menu and the Tasting menu.
The particularity of this restaurant is the intuition menu where the customer is questioned about his tastes and gives total freedom to the imagination of the Chef. All dishes are accompanied by a glass of wine chosen by the sommelier.
“At the start of your meal, we ask you for some information about your tastes, any food intolerances. You simply choose the number of dishes, you exchange with the sommelier for the wine and for the rest, you leave it to the Chef...”
The food & wine pairing
The chef and the sommelier made the surprising choice of starting with a tomato-based starter to pair with the Bourgogne white 2017 domain. “The tomato” is made up of a clever mix of cooked, raw, pan-fried and candied tomatoes, all covered with a broth made from tomato water and beef fat. It is served with caper pickles, parmesan shavings and basil leaves.
Thomas Charruau, the sommelier, describes this pairing:
"In this combination of flavors we are looking for minerality, tension, and the slightly vanilla side of the aging of this wine which will go well with the fat, richness and freshness of the tomato. »
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