Davy Tissot took an unconventional route into becoming a Michelin star Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux. Every day he creates emotive dishes using the regional ingredients around his Lyon-based restaurant, Les Terrasses de Lyon. 

Heading for a sports career, Chef Tissot had to rethink his future following an injury. The need for a challenge, a desire to bring pleasure to others and the Sicilian origins of his grandmother led him, quite naturally, towards gourmet cuisine. His career path has been punctuated by the great names of French gourmet cuisine: Paul Bocuse, Philippe Gauvreau, Régis Marco, Jacques Maximin, Roger Jaloux, from which he took invaluable skills and know-how to craft his own culinary identity and philosophy. His cuisine is born of chance meetings and exchanges.

After having been awarded the MOF (Best Worker of France) in January 2004, he took over Les Terrasses de Lyon, the gourmet restaurant at Villa Florentine and became a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in 2010.


FOUR Questions with Davy

Describe your culinary philosophy in FOUR words...

Friendship, emotions, discoveries, passion.


How did you feel when you were awarded your first Michelin star?

I felt very happy for the whole team and proud of them, it was a great reward for all the hard work done ! It gave us motivation to continuous improvement. We are now aiming to get a second star.


What is your greatest inspiration?

The produce.


What three things would you take to a desert island?

My bike, my sneakers and a blueberry pie!


  • Michelin star, 2004
  • Meilleur Ouvrier de France, 2004


Les Terrasses de Lyon

25 Montée Saint-Barthélémy 




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