January 22, 2019 Uncategorized No Comments

Bistrot de la Botte


After posting a photo of the mighty Rhone which flows through Lyon on the social medias, I was assured there was another biggish river that I should take a look at whilst in town. Two rivers? That seemed a trifle greedy but sounded worth checking out.

Accordingly I headed for Bistrot de la Botte, a place only accessed from where I was staying by crossing both rivers.

Having taken photos of the other river, the Saone, and what’s more headed to the confluence of the rivers after lunch to verify their dual existence, I crossed La Botte’s threshold and took up station at a table in their main bar dining space.

With an outstanding selection of regional wines by the glass, from which I sampled an excellent Croze-Hermitage, their food menu was typically brief and focussed. I chose the aubergine lasagne.

This soon appeared looking quite neat with some accompanying dressed salad leaves and fresh baguette.

It proved the kind of warming and flavourful dish that was excellent fuel for a day of exploration around the city. The sauce was beautifully seasoned and the whole dish came together really well.

Overall, I was really pleased with my lunch at Bistrot de la Botte. It’s the kind of place I could happily have sat and ploughed headlong through their wine list with considerable abandon. Maybe next time I’m in town I will do just that.

Scores
Blythe scores Bistrot de la Botte
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
4/5 for setting
giving an overall 15.5/20

I ate: lasagne de l’aubergine

I drank: croze-hermitage red

I wore: chamois shirt

Total bill: €21.50
Written by BKR