Georges Blanc is the fourth generation of the Blanc family who has been innkeepers of restaurants since 1872.
Coming first in his year at the Hotel Management School of Thonon-Les Bains, he began honing his skills in a number of the very best restaurants
before joining the family business and working alongside his mother. Georges took over from her and began to take responsibility for the business in 1968 at the age of twenty five.
Georges Blanc completely transformed the very modest family run inn and quickly turned it into one of the few jewels among the crown of some of the most prestigious of restaurants
with the Relais & Chateaux Association and quickly began to produce some of the most desirable results. In 1976 he was a finalist in Paris in the Best Worker of France competition and in 1981 he went on to win one of the most superb accolades in the business of restaurants
, a third star in the Michelin Guide. In the same year he went on to win the coveted title and honor of Chef of the Year.
The cuisine of Georges Blanc couples tradition and family values with creativity that is based on high quality seasonal produce. When you dine in one of the restaurants
of Blanc you step back in time and benefit from more than 130 years of tradition and a world filled with the flavors of numerous sublime produce. The Crepes Vonnassiennes which were passed down from his great great grandmother along with the Tourteau Gnocchi with medley of spices are
just two of the many delights that await you when you book your reservations. Le Saint Laurent, Macon takes you back a hundred years with the 11th century Bridge and terrace on the banks of the Saone where rafts man pass by on their way to Lyon with consignments of wood. It is here where Georges Blanc invites you to stop over and explore some of the very best
culinary dishes you will ever find in any restaurants
around the world, the traditions of Val de Saone.
Blanc Aubergiste is an identical reproduction of the restaurants
of the Mothers Blanc from the last century. It is a place of warmth with an authentic atmosphere with its menus being based on the simple and most flavorsome of produce that carry on the traditions of the family and the region with some very special items on the menu that never go out of fashion.
Just across from the Brotteaux Railway Station which is now an historic monument is one of the best restaurants
, Georges Blanc has paid homage to the mothers including a number of their recipes in his restaurants
. The Le Splendid in Lyon reminds anyone who walks through its doors of all the great women chefs who were responsible for some of the finest chapters in French cuisine.