The two men who founded Pléthore et Balthazar wanted to pair food and wine in unique combinations that tingled the tastebuds. Considering that it’s now one of Lyon’s most successful restaurants, it’s safe to say they succeeded. Those searching for fine dining should turn first to Pléthore et Balthazar–its creative menu and extensive wine list truly set it apart.
Clever Foods, Never-Ending Wines
Though the restaurant is undoubtedly fancy, its menu often starts with casual foods and simply amplifies them. The chefs top their gastro burger, for instance, with red wine onions and truffle gouda. The menu also features tapas for sharing. And the restaurant serves more than 500 wines, with bottles stacked in clear glass cases around the dining room.
The decor at Pléthore et Balthazar is modern but quirky. Houndstooth chairs bring a fashionable flair to the otherwise gray and black geometric interior. The restaurant is expensive, but its prices accurately reflect the quality and inventiveness of its food.