Summary: A seasonal Alsace haven with historic flair.
Nestled in the heart of a wine route, La Fourchette des Ducs in Obernai is a destination for those seeking a culinary experience in a seasonal setting that changes with the time of year. The winter lounge, a historic monument designed by Lucien Weissenburger, is particularly enchanting with its marquetry by Spindler, Lalique wall lights, aged woodwork, and faience stoves. In the summer, guests are seated in the simpler, brighter Baccarat lounge, which opens onto a charming pink sandstone terrace. The classic cuisine here is as delightful as the decor, featuring traditional foie gras, attentively cooked pike-perch with frog legs, and schniederspaetle with sauerkraut. The veal sweetbreads are poached in milk before being encased in a potato crust, complemented by a robust Périgueux sauce. Desserts are a highlight, with Victoria pineapple made indulgent with vanilla butter, spiced cooking caramel, and a creamy coconut sorbet. For chocolate lovers, the exquisite Maracaibo 65% soufflé tartlet is a must-try. The attention to detail throughout the meal is unmatched, with a special nod to the pastry cart finale. The extensive wine list curated by Alexandre Mangano features Alsace wines categorized by soil type. The warm welcome by the co-owners and the impeccable service orchestrated by Thomas Hirtz adds to the exceptional dining experience at La Fourchette des Ducs.