Lunch at Restaurant Schwarzwaldstube

Lunch at Restaurant Schwarzwaldstube

at Schwarzwaldstube on 8 September 2019
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We have wanted to try the Schwarzwaldstube for a long time and finally we could make a stop during our short journey in Alsace. We went for lunch to this historical place lead by Mr Torsten Michel head chef.
They offered a small degustation menu for 195 Euro (5 courses), a Large degustation menu for 245 Euro ( 7 courses), a vegetarian menu for 165 Euro ( 6 courses)and the full a la carte section was also available.
We opted for the a la carte menu. For starter we had Bretonian lobster with brown crab, scallops, the creamy soup of muscat pumpkin and the roasted fillet of red mullet. All starters were delicious and really well completed.
The red mullet was perfectly cooked, the jus had great depth of flavours. Lobster was tender and perfectly balanced with the avocado and saffron dip, the creamy muscat pumpkin soup was just superb.
From the main course selection we had the sauté of veal kidney with sweetbread, venison with fried duck liver and the grilled Alsatian pigeon with fir honey and black pepper, tossed artichoke chips, lemon and ginger sauce. Mr Michel has added some Alsatian influence to his world class French cuisine, this was one of the best pigeon dish I have ever eaten.
The sauce of the veal kidney and sweetbread came with pickled pumpkin, young onions and creamy veal’s head sauce. was precisely cooked it had perfect flavour and acidity. The best dish of the lunch was the venison. Medallion of venison was served with fried duck liver, glazed pineapple and jus of braised venison’s shoulder in Bourbon Pointu. All were perfectly prepared, the quality of the various ingredients were top- notch, and the intensity of the sauces were all perfect.
The staff were on the highest level of professionalism, the service was all over excellent.
Glad we have managed to visit this remarkable place before the very heartbreaking fire which has unfortunately destroyed the building. We wish all the very best with rebuilding the place.

9 / 10