France’s second city, Lyon is not taking its gastronomic reputation for granted. Breaking down walls to build new ones in their place, the city doesn’t intend to be a prisoner of its own achievements. Lyon wants its chefs and restaurants to be the motor driving the whole gastronomy industry. Michelin stars or not, the town expects them to innovate within the boundaries of tradition and put to the fore the incredible wealth of produce the surrounding area has to offer. The Lyonnais insist their town is the centre of the gastronomic universe, but they are at least ready to listen to outside ideas.