Try the Wistub's for typical Alsatian food. Many of the dishes seem to be ham based, although I don't recall seeing many pigs around. Portions are generally large.
Choucroute - A delicious, mild sauerkraut served with boiled potatoes, ham, sausage & bacon.
Baeckeoffe - A stew Made of layers of meat, usually mutton, pork & beef, with potatoes and onions.
Tarte a l'oignon - A quiche with onions.
Tarte flambee - A sort of very thin crusted pizza, with creamy cheese, onions and ham. Toppings may vary.
A trip to this area would not be complete without sampling the fine wines it is known for. Alsatian wines are predominantly white and are identified by grape type. Seven types of grapes are grown in this region.
Reisling- Most wine produced in this region is made from these grapes, white and subtle.
Sylvaner- Dry and light with a fruity taste.
Gewurztraminer- A heady fragrant wine with an intense bouquet.
Pinot blanc- Well-balanced, fresh and supple.
Pinot gris-Opulent, full-bodied wine.
Muscat d'Alsace- Strong presence of fresh grapes.
Pinot noir - The only red variety
Sit down in one the many caf?s and restaurants and have a coffee or good glass of the local wines. (Some of the world?s best whites are grown there....)
Further try the famous "Quiche Lorraine" which is a bakery filled with delicious things.... hmm ... no I don?t want to say it. Go there and try it!
And further don't forget to try the reginal wines, some of them are very great, for example Gewürztraminer, Riesling or Muscat d' Alsace!
You will find good food and wine all over Colmar. Just try a stub with the regional Alsatian food. Much is meat based with ham, sausages etc. often served with sauerkraut and it can be tricky to be a vegetarian but you can often find Flammkuchen (Alsatian thin pizza) without meat and also grilled Munster cheese. The local wine is great. My favourite is something blending Tokaj and Pinot Gris grapes.
Although Mayerling is not a nice name to remember the cafe/ bar is well located in the heart of Petite Venise and you can enjoy your breakfast if you like coffee and croissants
Schendi is a beautifully located restaurant with the moderated prices
Favorite Dish: Tarte Flambee and very good riesling
It was such a wonderful feeling to just sit there and enjoy the environment!!!
Favorite Dish: Well, we sat there and finally ordered a "Tarte Flambee" - some sort of Pizza, that consists of onions, cream and ham.
When in the Alsace, you definitely should try flammekuech - tarte flambée - Flammkuchen, a kind of pizza with sour cream, onions and bacon - hmmmmmmmmmmm - delicious!