One of the best rest. in the world (really!!!)is in
Alsace-L. Its called Auberge D'Lill. In the heart of
the wine road area. In a valley with hills of wine
road in the distance. They have their own hotel
adjacent but a nicer,quiet hotl up the road.Small
little village restaurant is located is called
Illhauseren(not spelled just right). This stop is a
Then cross valley,up the mountains and enjoy the wine
road. Stop and try wine and especially Eau De Vie(great
Good luck! You'll really find this Mich. three star
and setting a memorable stop.
> Auberge D'Lill
How much was this Mich 3 star? I've only eaten at two
one-stars; or at least they deserved a star. (we
patrons should get patches to collect like the girl
scout sash. For our apron instead?!)
One was THE best meal *I* have ever had:
in Amboise, Loire Valley region. Called Le Relais. That
was about 5 yrs ago. Don't know how it is now.
Reasonablely priced, like a NY lux restaurant.
The other was in Aix-en-Provence. Voilet de Clos
(something like that). Wonderful, but not phenom.
Both were tips from Patricia Wells Food Lovers Guide to
France. That road trip with her book was one of my most
memorable dining adventures. My sister, brother and I
left our Dad in Paris (he doesn't like to travel by
car). When we picked him up a week later he asked us
about the food and we hated to tell him how good it was
cause we knew it would break his heart for missing it.
Anyone else do a road trip with the Patricia Wells
Know of any recent similar books covering France or
another country? (not yours, Alpha Dog! We all know
about that one and have our pre-orders in!)
re: Janet Traub
Not recent books I'm afraid, but you might find them
Sotheby's Publications, London ISBN 0 85667 183 5
We've found many beautiful bottles of wine using this
book buying "au vigneron".
A Taste of Alsace by Sue Style ISBN 1 85145 398 9
Pavillion Books, London This lists not only
restaurants, but also shops.
re: Janet Traub
Sorry for using this site - but if anyone knows of the
Ely family roots from Alsace-Lorriane, France please
contact me at my e-mail. I was informed that the "h"
in Ehly was added when the Ely brothers from Alsace-
Lorraine came to America so the family could keep
track of them here in America amoung all the other
Ely's. Anyone hwo can shed any light on this
information please contact me. Thank you