Join us at Meritage on Friday evenings as we tour through the French countryside for eight weeks this summer.
The Tour de France will be a 3-course menu exploring the famous (and sometimes not so famous) foods, wines and cheeses unique to different regions of France.
Reserve with us today!
This week: Lyon
"In the kingdom of good taste, Lyon's cuisine reigns above all others. This centuries-old tradition is an intrinsic part of the Lyon way of life. If there is one title that can't be taken away from Lyon, it is definitely that of gastronomic capital of the world.
Lyon's cuisine owes its virtuosity first of all to the quality of local produce. The farms of the Bresse and Charolais regions, the wild game of the Dombes, the fish from the Savoy lakes, the fruits and vegetables of the Rhone valley and the Forez region are all within easy reach and supply the essential ingredients for Lyon's famed cuisine. The local culinary specialties are plentiful and varied: pork products, "quenelles" dumplings (a mixture of butter, semolina and fish), "andouillette" chitterling sausage and "Cervelle de Canuts" soft cheese with herbs (its name literally means "silk worker's brain," after the canuts, the silk workers of 19th century Lyon, its name is thought to reflect the low opinion the affluent in Lyon had of the weavers)."
Make sure to stop in to Meritage to receive your Tour de France Passport!
With each week you attend, you will receive a stamp. Collect 4 stamps for the Tour de France, and you will receive a $20 gift certificate for Meritage!
Collect 8 stamps (collectively) in the Tour de France passport OR the Tour of Europe passport at Brasserie Zentral, and you will receive a custom 3-course dinner at the restaurant of your choice!
(Reservations are required; please contact Meritage at 651.222.5670 or Brasserie Zentral at 612.333.0505 to speak with the reservationist.)