Sherman's Food Adventures: Muzette


Having to find some lunch after our stroll through Parc de la Tête d'Or in Lyon, we decided to make the walk over to Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse.  The place is a great place to grab a bite or to shop for things like chocolate, fruits and vegetables and seafood.  We came on a Sunday and be aware that many spots shut down at 1:00pm.  But before that, we hit up some casual eats at Muzette (open until 3:00pm on Sundays).  It is both a grocery store and restaurant, serving up food that is in season and available in the market.

Our starters for the meal consisted of a Cold Cut Platter and Burgundy Snails.  The cold cut platter consisted of truffle ham, rosette, chorizo, dried pork, duck rillette, 1/2 pate croute slice, butter and pickles.  Paired with a baguette, once again, we were enjoying the creamy butter, pate and rillette.  Naturally, meats were great too but we like spreading things.  As for the snails, they were laced with a herb butter that was aromatic and nutty.  Yes, we dipped the baguette into that too!

My son went for his usual in the Burger Muzette with smoked bacon, onions, cheddar and burger sauce.  This was one delicious burger!  We've been having some great burgers in France...  Anyways, the fresh beef patty was thick, juicy and seasoned.  There was plenty of melted cheese on top and the grilled onions were sweet.  Can't forget that bacon as it was meaty and added extra saltiness.  As mentioned, the burger was juicy and literally made a mess, but that was a good thing!

If we ordered a burger, why not go for the Hot Dog Lyonnais too!  This monstrosity was constructed with a pistachio sausage (a Lyon specialty), beaujolais onions, mustard, pickles and home-made sauce.  This was definitely a fork & knifer!  Really enjoyed the sliced sausage as it had a nice rebound texture and was seasoned enough.  The mustard seed sauce was a natural compliment with its tanginess.  The wine-cooked onions offered up some sweetness and more acidity.

Our last item was the Beef Kefta with eggplant, zucchini, small spelt, ketchup and tahini.  The beef kebabs were juicy and tender with a nice sear.  Good spice on them and the mess of things on top added to the overall flavour and texture of the dish.  The creaminess of the tahini helped balance the ketchup.  Naturally, the spelt added some chewiness and the eggplant was soft and tender.  When it was all said and done, we thought the meal at Muzette was definitely interesting.  We didn't know what to expect when we decided to eat there, but was pleasantly surprised.  Food was great and in really large portions.  Nice people too!

The Good:
- Tasty
- Large portions
- Nice people

The Bad:
- Really tight seating (but that is normal here)


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