La Mère Brazier Restaurant
A top star of Lyon's culinary excellence.
Almost 100 years of success
Back in 1933, Eugénie Brazier became the first woman to achieve three Michelin stars for the restaurant she founded in 1921. She's been a Lyon icon ever since, known as la Mère Brazier (Mother Brazier), while her creation is once again garnering raves under the direction since 2008 of chef Mathieu Viannay, currently with two stars. Not cheap, of course, but if you're going to allow yourself one culinary splurge in the capital of French cuisine, this is an excellent candidate, trafficking in classics such as black truffles, lobsters, pâté de fois gras, and escargot, while introducing Viannay's creative new twists and offering a fantastic wine list. Be sure to reserve as far ahead as possible!