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La Maison de Tetes Girardin - Fine Dining Colmar

La Maison de Tetes Girardin - Fine Dining Colmar

The romantic old town of Colmar in the wine region of Alsace in the North-East of France is not only a magnet for tourists from all over the world,  but also home to a few Michelin-starred restaurants. The one I chose to try for this review was the La Maison de Têtes Girardin, decorated with one Michelin star.

 

Ambience

Wine is everywhere in Colmar

Courtyard of the Girardin hotel and restaurant

Love this design setting

I was early, so I waited here

I initially thought this plate was intentionally left like this...

... turns out: no ;) The interior was modern, light and with Nordic simplicity and yet elegant enough. Loved it.

If I had a handbag it would rest well on this comfy stool

The Menu

Apéritif

Cremant Rose from Alsace (forgot the winery that produced it)

 

Amuse-bouche

1st Course - Semi-cooked goose foie gras

2nd Course - Crab Meat

3rd Course - Textured Cauliflower and Mustard Seed

4th Course - Pan-fried Char

5th Course - Lobster claw ravioli

6th Course - Pigeon

7th Course - Prepared cheese: Light Munster mousse

8th Course - Dessert: Seasonal fruit

Mini-pastries and sweet delights at the end of the meal…

Wine

No picture this time. I had two different glasses of local whites: First a Pinot Gris and then a Riesling. I liked both very much, but I didn't remember the producers. Next time I won't forget to take a photo of the bottles.

Summary

On leaving, when chef Éric Girardin came out to bid me farewell, I could see honest happiness in his face when I told him how excellent the evening has been. I'll be back, Monsieur :)

Restaurant La Maison des Têtes Restaurant Girardin
Brand independent
Chef Éric Girardin
Michelin One Star
Gault&Millau 15/20 / 2 Hats
Verdict Simply fantastic! To me, this restaurant deserves two stars from Michelin. An overarching theme, every dish tasting like a piece of heaven, elegant yet simplistic-Scandinavian atmosphere, and the most friendly and sincere service you can imagine. If you are visiting beautiful Colmar, be sure to dine here at least once. It's worth every penny!
CT Points 98
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