4 days, 3 nights

The Secret of Royal Pâté

Strasbourg - Soufflenheim - Alsatian Wine Route - Colmar

Hearty cuisine and a quick Alsatian cooking course.

How do I make royal pâté? What should a really good tarte flambée taste like? What’s the proper portion size for the beloved Alsatian sauerkraut platter? Embark on a culinary quest for the answers. The short cooking course is held in a small, traditional restaurant and is ideal for people who enjoy peaking into foreign pots and pans.

Included Services: 

  • 3 overnight stays at a 3-star hotel in Strasbourg
  • Breakfast buffet in the hotel
  • Cooking course in the restaurant Au Boeuf
  • Dinner in the restaurant Au Boeuf
  • City tour of Strasbourg
  • Tarte flambée and 1 glass of wine
  • Boat tour on the Ill
  • Wine tastings in Cléebourg and Bergheim
  • City tour of Colmar
  • Entrance to the Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
  • Dinner of sauerkraut platter
  • Dinner along the Wine Route

Details, Prices + Conditions

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

Participants: Not specified

Price: Starting at 289 EUR

Visitor’s tax: 1.50 – 2.00 EUR per person, per night

Contact + Booking: 

Touren Service Schweda GmbH
Hafenstraße 20
77694 Kehl am Rhein

Phone: +49 7851 99280

Fax: +49 7851 992830

Website: http://www.touren-service.de

Detailed Trip Description

Deutsches Weintor © Südliche Weinstrasse e.V.
Culinary specialies © J.M. Hedouin
La Petite France, Strasbourg © Christophe Hamm

Day 1: Strasbourg

Travel to Strasbourg from Frankfurt or Paris. Coming from the north, the trip takes you through the Deutsches Weintor (German Wine Gate) near Schweigen/Weißenburg to a wine tasting in Cléebourg. All this is followed by one overnight stay in Strasbourg and dinner in the Ancienne Douane for the plentiful “Tollkeeper’s Sauerkraut,” the largest sauerkraut platter served in the Alsace region.

Parc de l'Orangerie © Yves Noto Campanella

Day 2: Strasbourg and Soufflenheim

The morning hours include a city tour of Strasbourg and a boat tour on the Ill. You get to see the historic city center, a UNESCO world heritage site, and then have plenty of time for browsing and shopping.

Afterwards, you are taken to Soufflenheim, where you have reservations at the restaurant Au Boeuf at 3 p.m. This restaurant serves the best royal pâté in the region. In groups of 15 people, the secrets of making this fabulous dish are revealed, while the other group members get the chance to go shopping in the picturesque half-timber village with its many colorful pottery shops. The groups then switch, so that everyone gets a chance to participate in all the activities. Everyone comes together to enjoy the tasty results as an appetizer of delectable pastries, or “mini bouchées” before dinner. You will enjoy an overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Strasbourg.

White wine from Alsace © CRTA / Hampe
Haut-Koenigsbourg, Alsace © CRTA
Musée Unterlinden, Colmar © OT Colmar, O. Zimmermann

Day 3: The Alsatian Wine Route and Colmar

In the morning, you visit the Alsatian Wine Route starting with the lovely village of Obernai. In the late morning hours, you arrive in the small town of Bergheim, where you get to experience a southern Alsatian wine tasting with our winemaker followed by a light meal of tarte flambée at a winery.

The early afternoon hours take you to the Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, a landmark of the Alsace. The road then takes you further through the wine-growing town of Riquewihr to Colmar, site of its famous Pfisterhaus, or baker’s house, and the Unterlinden Museum (currently undergoing renovation). Dinner will be served in a wine bistro along the Wine Route, after which you will be taken back to the hotel in Strasbourg.

Day 4: Return Home

Inspired by the culinary delights and new experiences of the region, you return to your own hearth to keep the flame going at home.