Following the success of his Lyonnais lunch menu, Jean-Christophe Ansanay-Alex has introduced a special “Traditions de Noel” lunch menu for December at Ambassade de l’Ile in Lyons. The holiday menu costs £35 and offers a selection of amuses bouches, followed by Duck Fois Gras au Torchon, with toasted Mousseline Brioche and Quince Ketchup.

The beginning courses are followed by Veal, Duck and Pork Pie à la Bourgoise. The meal concludes with a selection of sweets and friandises and a cheese course is available for an additional cost. “This menu is representative of the finest Lyonnais seasonal fayre.” Says JC, “Like much of my food, it has its roots firmly in classical cuisine but has been given a contemporary twist.”

This London outpost of his two-Michelin starred l’Auberge de l’Ile in Lyon only opened in July, but in four months, it has built a steady clientele. Jean-Christophe (JC) was recently named Chef of the Year by Lyon Gourmand, a reputable guide in the region. For more than thirty years, this guide has recognised the best in Lyonnais gastronomy but rarely includes a chef. Being named in the guide is wonderful honour. JC joins a stellar line up including Paul Bocuse, Pierre Orsi, and Jean-Paul Lacombe.

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