Monday, May 20, 2013

Ouest Express - Paul Bocuse, Lyon

My first fast food entry is about the new french chain with only 2 restaurants so far, one in Vaise and one in the Part Dieu. The owner is Paul Bocuse. He is not the only famous chef to get in the market of fast food, Alain Ducasse has two sandwich shops in Paris and so does Thierry Marx and Guy Martin. The chef of molecular gastronomy, Marc Veyrat, after retiring from his two 3 michelin stars restaurants in Annecy (and 20/20 in Gault Millau guide) , opened for some years a bio fast food called Cozna Vera. 

Mr Bocuse's fast food restaurant is in modern style for breakfast, lunch or dinner with burgers, sandwiches, pasta, salads, pastries. You can find cheese and wine too. 

A dish of fusilli pasta with tomato sauce and a green salad were both good but not anything special. 

The burger was average due to the patty which lacked flavour. French fries were very good but not fully hand made (why?). 

The price? It is a bit more expensive than McDonald's, Burger King etc, but I would go with Ouest Express due to the more relaxed atmosphere, the service, the quality of ingredients and the absence of excessive salt.  

See my review for Paul Bocuse's restaurant , L' Auberge du Pont de Collonges.


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