A weekend away in Strasbourg

While my mom was here she watched the kids so Jason and I could enjoy a weekend away. We decided on Strasbourg, France which meant amazing food and great shopping, both a favorite of mine.

We made reservations for Buerehiesel, a Michelin stared restaurant. It did not disappoint. The restaurant itself was located in the middle of a park in Strasbourg, a beautiful setting. We had the first seating at 8pm and arrived a little early to see the staff through the window enjoying their own meal. That would be a bonus to working somewhere like this, amazing food, before work. We ordered the prix fixe menu which consisted of:

Amuse bouche

Emincé de coquilles Saint Jacques de la Baie de Morlaix au citron, topinambours à l’huile d’olive

Schniederspaetle et cuisses de grenouille poêlées, au cerfeuil

Bar de ligne rôti, nage de coquillages au citron confit

Pomme de ris de veau rhônalpin meunière, truffes et purée de Mona-Lisa

Gigue de chevreuil d’Alsace rôtie, épaule confite, fruits et légumes d’automne, purée de céleri et champignons des bois

Plateau de Fromages

Biscuit mirliton, crémeux et chibouste au chocolat Nyangbo, sorbet au jus d’orange frais

Neither of us speak French but Jason knows enough of the French words for food that we had a good idea of what we were eating.

Self portraits with our cell phone. 🙂 It was a first for frog legs for us. I think it’s possible to make anything taste delicious in a good reduction sauce.

The best course was the ris de veau (enlarged thymus gland from a calf). Doesn’t sound appetizing but was amazing.
The French are known for their sous-vide cooking (vacuum cooking in a plastic bag for hours) I only knew about this because Jason loves to cook and has tried this method in the past. Anyways, if you don’t want something PERFECTLY cooked, this is the way to go and the only method used at Buerhiesel.

3 thoughts on “A weekend away in Strasbourg

  • I am so glad to see where you were that weekend. What a good journal entry for a memory book. Can you print all of theses blog pages. You can use them to jog your memory for when you write your book! I still picture being there…

  • Strasbourg is my absolute favorite city in Europe. I am so glad that you and Jason could find time to get away and go THERE. I bet your Mom loved time with the kids by herself. I love the pics of you and Jason – you like you are on your honeymoon with the single shots.

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