When in Alsace

Do you remember my old mate Floyd? He of the “to know a country you have to eat a country” mantra!

Well today he would have been proud of me! You see Mulhouse is in Alsace, part of France that has passed back and to between Germany and France so many times over the centuries that the people don’t speak just one of the languages, they speak both and sometimes in the same sentence! It’s the same with food, there’s a lot shared across the River Rhine. 

One of the most famous local dishes is tarte flambée an Alsatian and South German dish composed of bread dough rolled out very, very, thin in the shape of a rectangle or oval and covered with fromage blanc or crème fraîche, thinly sliced onions and lardons. It’s also known as Flammekueche,

One of this trip’s missions has been to track down a genuine tarte flambée and I’m pleased to report that in the rather splendid Cité du Train restaurant I succeeded! Et voila! 

 

. . . and very good it was too!

No it’s not a pizza either!

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11 thoughts on “When in Alsace

    • The railway museum, Cité du Train, is dead easy to find by road there are loads of signs. If you are on foot, there is a tram stop nearby so no excuse!
      On the tarte flambeée front, most cafés or restaurants also do it, but it’s like Mothers apple pie, everyone has their own way of making it! Stick to the “Traditionelle” and you won’t do wrong. 🙂

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