Reynon Georges Charcuterie, Lyon

Reynon Georges Charcuterie, Lyon

A player in French gastronomy since 1937, this delicatessen-caterer is a renowned institution in Lyon, established by Claudius Reynon. Currently run by his son Georges and grandson Laurent, the shop on Rue des Archers is one of those addresses where the loyal clientele have been coming to for generations.

It is here that one of the most popular dishes of French gastronomy, a game pie named l'Oreiller de la Belle Aurore (“The Pillow of Beautiful Aurora”), has been made for Christmas and New Year feasts since the 1950s. The recipe dates back to the Roman times. There are "only" fifteen to sixteen pieces of this delicacy made each year. Each shaped as a pillow represents a 32-kilo cold square pâté with fifteen different meats, including ten game, plus sweetbreads, truffles, foie gras, Bresse chicken, stuffings, and other ingredients.

Apart from this annual specialty, the charcuterie also offers a magnificent selection of other products like foie gras terrines, various patés en croute (e.g. Saint Hubert and Richelieu), tasty pate de tete, smoked duck breasts, hams, plus cooked dishes such as chicken breasts, pike quenelles, truffled cervelas, and andouillettes. In this paradise for cold meats you will also find a wealth of smoked and dry sausages, cheese and dairy products, and other exceptional items.

Everything is perfectly fresh and the choice is truly gargantuan!

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Sight Name: Reynon Georges Charcuterie
Sight Location: Lyon, France (See walking tours in Lyon)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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