Luxembourg, Luxembourg and Strasbourg, France were two of the cities my colleagues and I hit up (namely to visit the EU Parliament, European Court of Justice, and the European Court of Human Rights, respectively). Most of the meals were pre-planned in Luxembourg, but we had more freedom to venture on our own in Strasbourg. Here's a glimpse of what we ate.
|Complimentary lunch at the EU Parliament|
For our first night in Luxembourg, we were treated to a steak & frites dinner at Brasserie Guillaume. Though the steak was a bit on the salty side, the side salad (not pictured) and the decadent chocolate mousse dessert (what little I had of it) were divine.
Our group dinner on our first evening in Strasbourg was at in a cozy grotto-like restaurant. Our three course meal started off with a simple leek quiche and a side salad tossed in a lemon vinagrette. The crust of the quiche was crispy and buttery, but not overdone - just how I like it!
|Quiche & side salad starter|
|German Butter Chicken with spatzle|
What I KNOW I enjoyed was this:
|Sweet pineapple flambee with scoops of vanilla ice cream|
Tarte Flambees of Alsace
The following day, a group of us grabbed a quick, late-afternoon lunch/ snack at a local flambee restaurant. Tarte flambees, a local specialty, are essentially ultra-thin pizzas, baked in a wood-burning oven. Pair a flambee with a pint (or two) of a tasty brewski and you're bound to have a relaxing afternoon. We sure did.
|Affligem - Belgium beer... with my travel buddy, Elsie (or "LC" for "Lucky Cat")|
|Jamon, onions, and thick chunks of melted Camembert|
|Salmon, onions, and capers|
|Tomato, onion, basil, and brie|
As nightfall came, we roamed around the quaint water-front roads of Strasbourg, only to discover that no restaurant could, or wanted to, take in our large party of 15. Finally, we found L'Oignon. For a small restaurant of one chef and two servers (short-staffed that night), we had a delightful time, drinking delicious wine and laughing over well-prepared food. I didn't have to even worry about using my broken French because they all spoke fairly good English. Score.
|Filet avec foie gras|
|Baked banana with cheese|