Au pigeon – Strasbourg – France
The first attraction of this restaurant is its superb facade of the thirteenth century. I do not know if the raven of the facade, torn off by a truck a few years ago, has since been replaced.
The interior is the same kind, authentically truthful, in its original state. Apart from electricity, not a piece of modernity and it feels good!
They offer Alsatian cuisine simple, traditional and at more than reasonable rates. Despite the easy word game that could be made about the name of the establishment, (a pigeon meens a sucker too in french slang), the family that runs the house never took the consumer for a “pigeon” (sucker).
Being from Strasbourg, I attended this restaurant in my childhood and every time I go back to my hometown.
To be completely honest, sauerkraut is not the most representative dish on the menu. I much prefer the Baeckehof, which takes its name from the baker’s oven in which it was done during the day, before recovering it from the fields.
You will of course find hunting dishes in season, accompanied by homemade spätzele, onion pie or liver dumplings.
Simple and smiling service.
Date of the visite: 2012 August
Tel: 00 33 3 88 32 31 30
Addrese: 23 Rue des Tonneliers, 67000 Strasbourg