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Andrew Chalk Loves Choucroute Garni à l’Alsacienne. He Found it at Lavendou.


choucrouteFall is not only in the air, the foods of fall are rolling out on local menus. Andrew Chalk was so excited when he received a newsletter from Lavendou, he copied and pasted it and sent it along to you. Why? I’ll let him tell you.

I think Choucroute is a defining dish of Alsace. Impossible to find here most of the year and I’m really pleased to see them doing this. Go with a big appetite, it’s very filling.

Fête de la Choucroute!!
Choucroute Garni à l’Alsacienne is one of the classic dishes of France. The Alsace region of Northeastern France is renowned for its cuisine. Choucroute means Sauerkraut in French, but unlike German Sauerkraut, the cabbage is cooked in wine with potatoes, onions, carrots and spices and then topped with an array of smoked meats, bacon and different types of sausages. This is truly a hearty feast fit for a king! We will feature this classic French dish beginning on Friday, 2 October through Saturday, 31 October 2009. To accompany this feast we will feature Alsace wines from various producers and our favorite beers, Kronenbourg 1664 and Stella Artois from Belgium. You may order the Choucroute on its’ own or we will have a 3-Course Alsace Degustation Menu for only $34.95 with Tarte Flambée and imported Mirabelle plum tart. 972-248-1911.