I have mentioned before about my criteria when choosing a restaurant to eat while in France, a place where the language is obviously a barrier. I normally go for those restaurants with an English translation of their menu but I broke that rule when I dined in this charming little, side street restaurant in Lyon. The name of the restaurant caught my attention: Le Petit Glouton which for me, literally translated to the small glutton – I thought they have described me to a tee. LOL. I’m not really sure what exactly it means, so if you speak French – please, let me know what it means.
The number of diners who seem to be enjoying their meal there also caught my attention so I thought all of them can’t be wrong all at once, so I grabbed a seat of the nearest table I can find. The photo above was taken on a different day when they were preparing for dinner so don’t be fooled by how empty it is on the photo. LOL. The waiter couldn’t speak English so the conversation were mainly conducted through sign and body language. When the menu was handed over to me, I immediately went to le porc section of the list which I always seem to do whenever I travel, having lived for 6 years in Dubai where pork is an extravagant and very rare meal. I wasn’t really sure what I ordered from that list but from what I have understood with my very little French language knowledge, it was pork knuckles. How it’s cooked, I’ve no clue – I was just winging it. :p
Well luckily, it was a great meal after all. The pork was so tender and that potato salad right there was so creamy! My very first Lyonnaise meal did not fail me. It was a good choice, at least for me.
The location of the restaurant is also great, the Miniature Museum was just next door so it somehow attracts a lot of tourist diners. I sat at one of their outdoor tables which I think is a good place to do my favorite hobby – people watching. 🙂
At night, it becomes more lively and it opens until late. I would’ve dined there again if not for the fact that I wanted to make the most out of the few days that I have in Lyon and try out as much restaurants that I can in this gastronomy capital of France. 🙂