• Les bouchons lyonnais Garants de la tradition culinaire Lyonnaise
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    Les Culottes Longues

    IMG_4867-retouchA trip to David Cano’s Culottes Longues and you’re guaranteed a great meal in Lyon!!!

    Les Bouchons Lyonnais : Can you tell us the names of your chefs and the career paths they followed?
    David Cano : I’m both the chef and the owner, and I came to Les Culottes Longues with several years’ experience.

    LBL : Why did you decide to open a bouchon-style restaurant (generation, family, etc.)?
    DC : Bouchons serve genuine Lyon-style cooking, traditional home-made dishes using only fresh produce.

    LBL : Does your bouchon have any specialities or particular culinary style?
    DC : We serve game dishes that are specific to Lyon’s gastronomic tradition.

    LBL : What dish would you choose to symbolise bouchon cuisine?
    DC : Offal is fairly typical but there’s also cheese, praline tart, and all sorts of pork meats and dishes.




    “True bouchons offer good food in a friendly atmosphere.”



    LBL : How would you describe Lyon’s gastronomic heritage?

    DC : Good home-made food cooked in typical Lyon style.

    LBL : Apart from the actual cooking, what else is different about genuine Lyon bouchons as opposed to other restaurants?
    DC : True bouchons offer good food in a friendly atmosphere.

    LBL : What would you say are the qualities of a good restaurant owner?
    DC : They have to like what they do and always want to improve still further.

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    If you were :

    a typical Lyon dish : a sabodet, it’s a type of saucisson.

    a typical Lyon dessert : a praline tart.

    a cooking utensil : a frying pan.

    an item of crockery or cutlery : a spoon.