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Michel Bras, Laguiole
winemike replied to a topic in France: DiningThanks for this review from Michel Bras. I have visited his place and it's amazing indeed. His "Gargouillou de jeunes legumes" has to be among the best dishes ever produced. Both visually and tastewise. This masterpiece is worth the trip alone. Something I must say about his food is that desserts, IMHO, were not up to the rest of the meal. "Approximate tries" such as pumpkin icecream on a stick with different dipping sauces left me with a strange feeling .. and interrogations ... The taste just wasn't there. But that's just a small negative note to point out that it's not a biased post ;-) I would recommend to anyone who has not been there to GO !! Mike.
winemike replied to a topic in France: DiningA starred restaurant that is not to be missed in Alsace is: Restaurant Le Cygne in Gundershoffen (30 minutes north of Strasbourg). It's got 1 michelin star and the food is magnificent. If you like inventive food L'Arnsbourg in Untermulthal (near Baerenthal) is _fantastic_. 3 michelin stars. The Chef, Jean-Georges Klein was a cook at El Bulli with Ferran Adria. He's learned from his master, that's for sure .... Now, if you like _classic_ french cuisine: L'Auberge de l'Ill Auberge du Cheval Blanc will not surprise you but present impeccable food. They're not my favorites, though. I think the best restaurant in Alsace (IMHO) is the Buerehiesel. Antoine Westermann is a genius. Enjoy!