It was time for us to resume our foodie trips. We postponed this one three times due to COVID and I must admit that resuming on a two Michelin stars restaurant was a great plan.
This restaurant was highly recommended by friends of ours who came with us in Alsace for the weekend and more of the experience will be subject to further posts.
Having checked their website before going there we already knew that we’d go for the full gastronomic trip i.e. the ten courses menu. After the facts, I can confirm that it was the right choice and we enjoyed it to the full even if I also went for an extra, you read about this below 😉.
We have been light on the drinks i.e. mostly water but, as usual, we also asked to get support for the sommelier to get a matching couple of wines for the whole meal and here was the selection.
Langoustine lightly puffed with Espelette pepper on vegetable remoulade
Multicolored Crimean tomatoes with a light cream of fresh mandes and cold arugula soup
Seared foie gras with star anise and rhubarb
Soba noodles with squid spaghetti, tandoori sauce
Thin slices of sea bream, vegetable roll with rice leaf and lemongrass broth
Hake in a cucumber coat with a green curry sauce and roasted octopus with a marinière of vegetables
Sweetbread dim sum with a slightly spicy sauce
Muscovy duck lacquered with blackcurrant and its nem
Fresh goat cheese and white chocolate panna cotta with pesto and small herb tiles, ouzo sorbet sprinkled with sheep’s snow, shortbread olives and candied lemon
Trolley of sweets
You may wonder whether we got some cheese. Actually they made the conscient decision to not have a cheese trolley as the dessert is already goat cheese based but not good enough for me hence I requested some Munster which is a local cheese and they did this! That actually before the dessert itself.
The service has been perfect, nice, smiling, sense of humour and knowledgeable about the menu and it’s ingredients also allowing to move from ten to eleven dishes to get my cheese extra. Kudos to the team there and also appreciated to see J-Y Schillinger paying us a visit to get our feedback.
Maybe a couple of pictures to also show the atmosphere of the place
Alsace is a beautiful region and believe me it is not difficult to fill a discovery weekend there but book here first!