Fodor's Expert Review La Pyramide

$$$$ Vienne French Fodor's Choice

Back when your grandmother's grandmother was making the grand tour, La Pyramide's Fernand Point had already perfected haute cuisine for a generation and become the first superstar chef, teaching a regiment of students who glamorized French dining the world over. Many decades later, La Pyramide has dropped its museum status and now offers contemporary classics by acclaimed two-Michelin-star chef Patrick Henriroux, accompanied by a peerless selection of wines featuring local stars from the nearby Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu vineyards. Both classical and avant-garde dishes triumph here, from crème soufflée de crabe au croquant d'artichaut (creamy crab soufflé with crunchy artichoke) to the veau de lait aux légumes de la vallée (suckling veal with vegetables from the Drôme Valley). For those who wish to sleep off the feast, there are contemporary guest rooms at hand.

French Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

14 bd. Fernand-Point
Vienne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  38200, France

04–74–53–01–96

www.lapyramide.com

Known For:
  • Good-value fixed-price menus
  • Warm welcome
  • Extensive wine list covering all regions of France
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Tues., Wed., early Feb.–early Mar., and 1 wk in Aug., Reservations essential

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