In November 2012, the Les Bouchons Lyonnais association created an eponymous certification…
…to preserve and promote the tradition of Lyon’s bouchons.
The objective of the Les Bouchons Lyonnais certification is to:
- Promote, safeguard and sustain this tradition specific to Lyon and preserve all its characteristics.
- Respond to the expectations of national and international customers in search of a genuine Lyon bouchon.
This certification is a quality guarantee in terms of products, cuisine, welcome, ambiance and respect of Lyon’s history and heritage.
To be awarded the Les Bouchons Lyonnais certification
The restaurateurs must apply for membership and allow an independent firm to audit their establishment. Depending on the results, the restaurant may or may not be Bouchon lyonnais certified.
A benchmark was developed by volunteer bouchons when the association was created. This benchmark gave rise to heated debates on the key features of a bouchon: products, dishes, décor, architecture, ambiance, customer welcome etc.
The first certifications were awarded on 30 November 2012 at the Lyon CCI on the occasion of a traditional Lyon mâchon. 17 restaurateurs adopted the certification’s quality approach following audits conducted in the summer of 2012. They should be joined by other establishments shortly.