Gluttony at Gurtlerhoft Restaurant
For lunch the next day, I chose Gurtlerhoft Restaurant. It's situated right next to the Cathedral, and seemed quite popular with tourist groups. But I had read some convincing reviews from locals who praised the food here, so had decided to give it a try.
You go down a flight of stairs and enter this "cave." All of Strasbourg is so atmospheric!
One of the dishes I wanted to try was tarte à l'oignon, a specialty of the area. This was an appetizer, but I was already full after this! With the side of salad, this would work perfectly as a light lunch.
Notice the bottle of water - so nice to have free tap water after being accustomed to having to pay for bottled water everywhere in Spain.
However, I needed to soldier on. My main course was what I had come for: the baeckeoffe of Alsace. It's basically a beef stew, but made with white wine instead of red wine (and tomatoes). It's baked in this casserole, and I think the lid is traditionally sealed with a pastry crust. VERY filling and rich, with another big serving of salad. They do like their salad here, and once again, it seemed freshly prepared rather than bagged.
Another enjoyable meal with maybe about 50% too much food in my belly.
13 Place de la Cathédrale