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La Merise

4.7 (467) $$$$ $$$$ French, Traditional, Modern, Fine Dining, Healthy


Summary: A culinary journey in Alsace.

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Laubach, La Merise stands as a beacon of Alsace culinary tradition, offering an immersive experience that goes beyond mere dining. Christelle and Cédric Deckert have created a space that is deeply rooted in Alsace culture, ensuring that the essence of the region is reflected in every aspect of the establishment. The restaurant boasts a meticulously arranged setting that harmonizes with its garden and vineyard surroundings, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the atmosphere. The chef's repertoire is a testament to his unwavering precision and openness to global influences, as he masterfully blends noble products with Asian inspirations. Dishes such as foie gras, bar tartare with yogurt and oscietra, ray wing with wasabi kombu, elderflower and ginger, and sweetbread with hay and lemongrass broth, demonstrate a remarkable culinary finesse. Thoughtfully curated menus, indulgent desserts featuring seasonal fruits, and a tribute to Jean-Georges Klein, the chef's mentor, with his signature potato cappuccino and truffle, all contribute to the restaurant's allure. La Merise also prides itself on an extensive wine cellar that houses classic and esteemed labels, ensuring that each meal is complemented by the perfect wine pairing. The presence of the brilliant sommelier Joël Brendel further elevates the dining experience, as he offers invaluable advice with his expert knowledge of the cellar's offerings. La Merise, with its dedication to quality and authenticity, has become an essential destination for any gastronomic adventure in Alsace.


2 Stars
Gault & Millau
3 Toques
La Liste
Score 79.0 / 100 2023
Ranked # 1,030 in the World 2023


7 Rue d'Eschbach, 67580 Laubach, France

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