Sublime 1741!

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

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The audacious and debonair Travelling Gourmet TM checks out a charming restaurant on right bank of the River L’ Ill in…

MEDIEVAL Strasbourg...in the heart of the Alsace region of France. The thought provoking name is actually a year in the 18th Century…”1741″. How cool is that!

1741 was the year in which Prussia defeated Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz. I am not sure if that is the reason why the restaurant is named “1741”. Nevertheless, this restaurant specialising in French cuisine is really ‘superbe’. It has one Michelin Star! One good point was that the restaurant was just near my hotel. In fact it was just a 6 minute stroll from the splendid Cour du Corbeau hotel which is in a lovingly preserved 16th Century building! Shades of D’Artnagnan and the Three Musketeers!

I entered to be warmly welcomed. It was an icy cold winter’s night outside. The svelte hostesses are tres jolie (very pretty), I must say.

 

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From the restaurant you feast your eyes on a spectacular view of Strasbourg Cathedral and the Palais Rohan!

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IMG_1443 An enticingly crisp and aromatic Gewuerztraminer with a pleasing bouquet of raisins for a gourmet dinner! Hermes porcelain ware, Christofle silverware and clear glass table lamps with real flickering candles illuminated the hors d’oeuvre of Beetroot Macaron filled with Smoked Eel Mousse! Delicious!
J’adore the Blue Lobster and Pumpkin caressed with Lobster Sauce and tangy Vinaigrette…
Wild Rabbit with Foie Gras and Black Truffle a la Royale was to parachute behind enemy lines in Syria for. The rabbit is hunted not bred, and the robust sauce is made with Rabbit’s blood, foie gras and aromatic truffle.

Sweets for the sweet! Even the beloved Founding Father of Singapore, Lee Kwan Yew had a sweet tooth! Picture this…Roasted Ripe Figs with Honey Ice Cream…OMG YUMMIE! The wild honey is from the mountains nearby. I went to give my compliments to mon ami the Chef de Cuisine on the 3rd floor. Despite the constraints of a compact kitchen, Guillaume Schemer turns out mouthwatering well plated dishes that make you yearn for MORE! Life is too short to eat bad food! Enjoy! 🙂

 

1741 Restaurant & Boudoir
22 Quai des Bateliers – Strasbourg

Alsace, France

Tél. 03 88 35 50 50

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About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cusines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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