Spotted Dick, S'il Vous Plait: An English Restaurant in France
"I never would have believed that anything could make me want to go eat English food in Lyon, but Higgins's delightful book has done so."
When Tom Higgins, a translator, and his wife, Sue, a physician, decided to set up an English restaurant in Lyon, France (the country's capital of fine dining), they had no idea what they were getting into. In this delightful memoir of their first eight years in business, Higgins recounts all--from the amused disbelief of their neighbors who regard English food as a joke, to the frustrating impenetrability of the French licensing bureaucracy, from the positive delight in choosing wines and creating menus, to, ultimately, the extraordinary feeling of running a good restaurant that pleases the most fussy diners in the world.
Included in this charming tale are twelve typically English recipes
that anyone can make!
"After Peter Mayle comes Tom Higgins in Lyon. . . . Delightful reading."
--BBC Good Food
"Tom Higgins provides a wonderful insight into the French people and their way of life. . . . He is a natural raconteur."
9 pages matching bistro in this book
Results 1-3 of 9
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
andouillettes aperitifs arrived asked bank bay leaves Beaujolais beautiful bistro bottles bowl Brignais Britain British Brouilly brunch Bucks Fizz butter cellar centre cheese chopped Commerce cooking Cotes du Rhone couple cream Croix-Rousse cuisine customers dish Dodets door drink dustbin English restaurant fact feel film fish floor France French friends Gigondas glass half-past heat hour kitchen leaves look lunch lunchtime Lyonnais magret de canard meal meat meatloaf menu minutes Mister Higgins Mme Renard morning never night o'clock oven parsley pastry perhaps Petit Bar produce rant restaurant in Lyon restaurateur Rhone Rousse running a restaurant salad sauce seemed serve simply slices sort Spotted Dick stall started starters Stilton street Sunday tandoori chicken terrine thing tion tomato took town turn waiter week window wine Xavier