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A delicious destination
Alsace, with its pretzels, sauerkraut, foie gras, tarte flambée and other specialities, truly is a land of a thousand flavours. And since anytime is a good time for delicious food, you can try our local specialities for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or anytime in between.
A good day always starts with a good breakfast.
Take your time waking up, making your favourite hot drink and strolling over to the nearest bakery. Mmm… oven-fresh bread and pastries smell so good, they’ll make you hungry!
A baguette, wholegrain bread, farmhouse bread and more: you’re sure to find something delicious for breakfast at our partner bakeries, tea rooms and pastry shops.
You’re almost ready to savour the moment. And for your toast - do you prefer honey or jam? Honey is the name of the game at the Rucher des 3 Châteaux Rucher des 3 Châteaux in Châtenois, where Damien Colin produces six different honeys under the label of “Miel d’Alsace” (Alsace Honey).
Still in Châtenois, the confitures de Nicole come in a hundred varieties: traditional jams and jellies, but also astonishing combinations of fruits, citrus and spices. We highly recommend visiting both of these local producers in Châtenois.
It’s almost noon! For lunch, we recommend fried carp, a speciality of the Hühnelmuhle restaurant, located on the edge of the forest in Scherwiller.
And to accompany your meal, enjoy the famous wine from this village, the Scherwiller Municipal Designation of Origin (a Riesling) or one of the Grand Cru wines produced by our winegrowers.
Before leaving Scherwiller, stop by the craft brewery called Brasserie l’Altruiste and pick up a few organic beers. Don’t forget to chill them when you get back. Enough said - keep reading and you’ll see why! While you’re there, feel free to ask the two brewers anything about beer making; they’ll be delighted to share their know-how with you.
(Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health. Consume in moderation.)
It’s already 4 pm - time flies when you’re having fun! For young and old alike, it’s snack time. Head for the Maison du Pain d’Alsace in Sélestat. The delicious smells wafting out are an irresistible invitation to indulge in Kougelhopfs, pretzels, seasonal specialities, perhaps even bredele: Alsatian Christmas biscuits available year-round.
Located just steps away from the Maison du Pain, the Little Farm of Riedwasen is well worth a visit. They’ll be delighted to put together a delicious cheese platter for you. There’s so much to choose from!
Make sure you taste our 100% local cheese, the “Tomme de l’Ill*Wald”, made by the Goetz Farm in Mussig.
Time for dinner? Then set out the cheese platter and pour yourself some organic beer from the Brasserie l’Altruiste. Cheese and beer - perhaps not the most conventional pairing, but a pleasant and original one nonetheless!
And in Alsace, we like to end our meals on a sweet note, so do as the locals do, and indulge in a treat!
It’s a great opportunity to discover a speciality of Ebersmunster, called Mandelbari! You probably haven’t tried it before, but once you have, you’ll want more!
Mandelbari means mountain of almonds. It’s a light pastry made of shortbread dough shaped into smaller and smaller rings, stacked on top of each other and covered with sliced almonds in meringue. Traditionally served at Christmas, this speciality can now be enjoyed throughout the region together with coffee. Go straight to the source and taste it at the Meyer Bakery.
It only remains for us to wish you "A gueter" (a good appetite) and do not hesitate to share the photos of your feast with #visitselestat