Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France

Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace

Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France

Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France

The Alsace is known for its cute traditional French villages surrounded by vast vineyards. The options for wine tasting are incredibly overwhelming and I am sure you won’t be disappointed tasting wine at any of the wine estates you may find. However, I have a few recommendations for you  listed below, that were exceptional… not only for the taste and location, but for the wine growers and their knowledgeable staff. They really were the best!

Wine

Domaine Dopff - Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France

1. Domaine Dopff au Moulin

Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France

Founded in 1575, this family run winery is in Riquewihr and they are well known for their delicious Crémants.
Open everyday 10am – 7pm

Visit the Dopff Website here.

 2. Rolly Gassmann

Rolly Gassman Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France
This amazing winery is located in the small town of Rorschwihr. You will not find Grand Cru wines here, but a great variety of unique fruity and fresh wines from nearby vineyards. The staff are extremely friendly and encourage you to try as many as possible.

Rolly Gassman - Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France
Open Monday-Saturday 9am – 11:45am  and 1: 30pm – 5: 45pm

Visit the Rolly Gassman website here.

3. Domaine André Kientzler

Domaine Kientzler - Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France
The Kientzler Winery has been handed down from father to son for 5 generations and it definitely has that “home” feeling. Nestled in between lush, green vineyards it produces some great dry white wines. Definitely worth a visit and buying some bottles to take back.

Domaine Kientzler - Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France

Visit the Kientzler website here.

Brewery – Brasserie du Vignoble

Brewery - Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France
If you need to take a break form the amazing Alsatian wine, a brewery is always a good option! Brasserie du Vignoble is a fantastic stop. Not only does it have a great location but friendly staff, wonderful beer, a beautiful beer garden and it is surrounded by the vineyards in Riquewihr.

Tarte flambé - Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France

I loved it so much I ended up staying for another round and lunch too. Tarte Flammbée was the perfect accompaniment. With creamy goats cheese, dried fig, crispy bacon and a thin layer of white cheese sauce, it comes totally recommended and was incredibly delicious.
Open everyday: Times may differ.

Gourmet Food

Dinner

Great food is not hard to come by in the Alsace. If you fancy a Michelin Restaurant, I highly recommend Restaurant ‘Au Trotthus’.

The Chef and Owner has been practicing his skills from Australia to Japan, until he landed in Riquewihr 20 years ago and opened his restaurant in a cute 16th Century Alsatian house. He has a variety of tasting menus to try, all with names of Japanese cities: Kyoto, Tokyo, Kobé. Each comes with your choice of wine pairing if you choose.

We chose the Kobé menu which included the following:

First Course

Restaurant Au Trotthus - - Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France

A scrumptious mix of edamame with lobster, shrimp and Japanese mushrooms and seaweed, surrounded by a creamy savoury egg custard. It was paired with a refreshing Crémant.

Second Course:

Restaurant Au Trotthus - - Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France

Next up was a a serving of Iberian pork, baked for 12 hours and with perfectly crisped glazed edges and smooth teriyaki. It was paired with a floral Pinot Gris.

Third Course:

Restaurant Au Trotthus - - Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France

A mouth watering tuna tartare with spring onion and sesame seeds, topped with trout egg and light wasabi cream. The Ponzu sauce completes the delicious course with its delicate citrusy flavour. It was paired with a more mineral Pinot Gris.

Fourth Course:

Restaurant Au Trotthus - - Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France

An unforgettable smoked fish nestled in smooth potato siphon, smoked Omble Chevalier and parsley oil and topped with herring caviar. It was paired with a lovely Riesling.

Fifth Course:

Restaurant Au Trotthus - - Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France

The incredible “melt in your mouth” Wagyu beef accompanied with ponzu and ginger sauce as as mashed potatoes with truffle. It was perfectly paired with a Pinot Noir.

Last Course:

Restaurant Au Trotthus - - Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France

Dinner would not be complete without a memorable dessert! This one did not disappoint. A sweet and sour taste of yuzu foam at the top, with hidden fresh fruit salad inside and an exquisite peach sorbet for a clean and fresh finish. It was paired with a Grand Cru Gewurztraminer.

Breakfast

I will leave you with a scrumptious note about breakfast in the Alsace. There is no other way to start the day except with something from the local Patisseries, and Alsace has some wonderful ones to win you over!

Restaurant Au Trotthus - - Gourmet Food and Wine in Alsace France

Boulangerie L’Enfariné in Kaysersberg, France

The overwhelming smell of freshly baked bread and sweet pastries in France fills you with happiness and excitement from head to toe! I will admit, I went twice!

Article and Photos by Amy Botha

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