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Colmar Local Gastronomic Specialities

The art of marrying local specialities to the wines of Alsace

Colmar, Alsacian wine capital, offers you numerous gourmet experiences: tartes flambées, fleischschnackas, backeoffe, bouchée à la reine (chicken vol-au-vent), choucroute, palette fumée (smoked shoulder of pork), spaetzle (Alsacian noodles)... Well-known combinations of Alsacian wines and local specialities are:

  • Foie gras and Pinot gris
  • Munster and Gewurztraminer
  • Choucroute and Riesling
  • Kougelhopf and Muscat
  • And many, many more...

The Winstubs (taverns)

The winstubs are the haven of Alsacian gastronomy. Originally taverns, they are often characterised by low ceilings and decorated with local every day objects with a low-key atmosphere. They offer an authentic place to taste the regional dishes and wines.

Star rated restaurants

Colmar has a number of restaurants of great reknown, where the chefs offer a delicate and refined cuisine: modern French gastronomy or revisited Alsacian specialities, a diversity of creative styles to discover.

Other Alsacian sweets…

At Easter time, enjoy the lammala which is a biscuit shaped like a little lamb, the chocolate Easter bunnies or simply the ringing of the Easter bells.

At Saint Nicholas, the mannala, little brioche shaped like a boy, clementines and chocolate Saint Nicholases are given to children.

In the Mulhouse Christmas Market, you can find a variety of bredalas, the famous little Christmas cakes.

The traditional cake, the kougelhopf, can be enjoyed at breakfast, tea time or with an aperitif.