At the end of February 2022, a new restaurant and caterer opened its doors on the Home Silk Road site in Villeurbanne. Much-delayed, for the most part due to the COVID19 pandemic, this important feature of the project is finally up-and-running.
BaklAAVA serves global cuisine, with a focus on seasonal, organic and local produce. On the day I visited, the team was busy preparing a menu of chicory, comté and walnut salad, chicken and olive tagine and Tarte Tatin. It was delicious! BaklAAVA offers individual meals and group catering, delivered across Villeurbanne and Lyon. Two teams of four trainee chefs work in a professional kitchen housed in a modular unit on the Home Silk Road site. They are seven women and one man from countries all over the world.