Fodor's Expert Review La Pyramide
Back when your grandmother's grandmother was making the grand tour, La Pyramide was "le must." Fernand Point had perfected haute cuisine for a generation and became the first superstar chef, teaching a regiment of students who glamorize French dining the world over. Many decades later, La Pyramide has dropped its museum status and now offers contemporary classics by acclaimed chef Patrick Henriroux, accompanied by a peerless selection of wines featuring local stars from the nearby Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu vineyards. Both classical and avant-garde dishes triumph here, from crème soufflée de crabe au croquant d'artichaut (creamy crab soufflé with crunchy artichoke) to the veau de lait aux légumes de la vallée (suckling veal with vegetables from the Drôme Valley). For those who wish to sleep off the feast, there are graceful guest rooms at hand.
14 bd. Fernand-Point
Vienne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 38200, France