Auberge du Rhin: In the heart of Alsace
This is an attractive inn on the main street of Marckolsheim and the restaurant menu seems to be pretty typically Alsatian. My wife had a quiche Lorraine and salad and finished with a coupe de l’auberge which included chocolate, coffee and rum raisins. I had the choucroute garni with two kinds of sausage, ham and potatoes accompanied by a hearty salad of lettuce, tomatoes, gruyere and a tasty dressing. In spite of such a hearty meal, I had to have dessert so opted for the relatively light tarte flambée sucré pomme . Tarte flambée an essentially an Alsatian concoction and is basically a thin bread dough somewhat similar to pizza fromage blanc or crème fraîche. Dessert versions like mine have sugar and apple and sometimes is flamed with Calvados (mine was not). We were both delighted with our meal and the nice Alsatian reisling that accompanied it.