Saturday, November 15, 2008

Three menus at Le Crocodile

One priority on my next visit to Strasbourg will be to enjoy a meal at Le Crocodile, one of the most famous restaurants in this culinary centre in Eastern France.

When standing in front of this gastronomic Mecca last July, my eyes fell on menus displayed in front of the restaurant. They were so intriguing, that I took up my camera and took photo of each menu in order write on them later.

Eating at Le Crocodile does not come cheap, but for €200 - 300 for two you will get a unique culinary experience with wines. In spite of this price tag, it will most probably bring you to the tastes and smells of nirvana.

Wonder what they offered in July 2008? Here are the three menus!

Menu of discovery
Price €252 for 2

Roasted zander with roe of carpe with green asparagus. Creamed polenta
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Piece of beef from Volay. Fried chantarelles
Potatoes and fava beans
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Duo of cheeses
chosen by Cyrille Lobro, MOF
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Almond tarte with pineapple and banana
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Petit Fours

Aperitif Muscat d'Alsace (one glass per person)
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Riesling Altenberg Grand Cru 2006,
Anne-Marie Schmitt à Bergbieten (1/2 bottle)
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Saint Aubin Les Castets 2005, Hubert Lamy
(1/2 bottle)
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Gewurztraminer 2005 Réserve Émile Jung (1 glass per person)
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Coffee, Mineral water, and Digestif


Menu "Coup de Coeur"
€300 for 2 persons

Goose liver cooked "au Naturel"
Spiced Melon Chutney
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Cod in Lemon Confit
Baked apple mash
Purple olives and rocket
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Rack of Lamb in herb crust
Vegetable confit
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French Cheese
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Fried peach with rosemary
Ice cream from almond milk
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Petit-fours

Aperitif Muscat d'Alsace (1 glass per person)
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Pinot Gris Fondation 2004, Joemeyer of Wintzenheim
(1 glass per person)
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Sancerre 2005, Comte Lafonde (1/2 bottle)
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Château Parde de Haut Bailly 1998,
Pessac Léognan (1/2 bottle)
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Gewurztraminer 2005 Réserve Émile Jung (1 glass per person)
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Coffee, Mineral water, and Digestif

If these menus do not make your mouth water, what will? For a collection of such delicatessen, it does not seem too much. Food prepared from the most exquisite ingredients and wines carefully chosen to please the pallet. Le Crocodile will be on my list of restaurants to visit on my next trip to the Alsatian capital.

Address:
Le Crocodile
10 rue de l'Outre France
F-67060 Strasbourg-Cedex
Phone: +33 03 88 32 13 02
Fax: +33 03 88 75 72 01
Mail: info@au-crocodile.com
Official website: http://www.au-crocodile.com

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