The Restaurant “Au Trotthus” in Riquewihr is only a 2 minutes walk away from any of our holiday apartments in Riquewihr. It is secluded in the narrow street (rue des Juifs) leading to the Tour des Voleurs and like all hidden gems it is worth the trouble finding one’s way.

Housed in an old winemaker’s house of the early sixteenth century, the restaurant Au Trotthus in Riquewihr offers a perfect harmony between the Alsatian tradition and a refined and inventive cuisine based on fresh produce from the Alsace region.
In Summer 2013 the restaurant Au Trotthus initiated a new concept with its Asian Tapas Bar newly organised in the historical cellar of the house.

A restaurant for gourmets in a traditional and historical setting

Restaurant Au Trotthus - Riquewihr
Restaurant Au Trotthus – Riquewihr. Main room with old wine press

Spend some time with us for a tasty experience in a setting where the famous winepress is awaiting you! The room on the ground floor can accommodate 30 people. It immediately wins by its warmth and its Alsatian atmosphere. The thick and old west wall is simply the wall of the rampart built during the year 1291! The setting is ancient: large exposed beams, some of which date back to the early sixteenth century, a collection of antiques collected by the owner of the house and linked to winemaking, an imposing and ancient wine press on which you can dine or drink a glass.

Philippe Aubron, a chef with an international experience

Restaurant Au Trotthus - Riquewihr - The Team
The chef, Philippe Aubron with his wife and team. Photo courtesy Pascal Lattès.

The restaurant Au Trotthus was taken over by the new chef beginning of 2012.
Philippe Aubron, having knocked nearly 20 years around the world – from Japan to Australia and to the Caribbean – decided to drop his pots in Riquewihr. His Gourmet cuisine, inventive and refined, makes extensive use of the produce of Alsace and will satisfy the most demanding palates.

Where Japanese gastronomy meets Alsatian wines in a perfect harmony

In Summer 2013 the restaurant Au Trotthus initiated a new concept with its Asian Tapas Bar newly organised in the historical cellar of the house. An intimate and contemporary atmosphere with a total of 19 seats only.

The Japanese chef Miss Ai Maheara arrives from Los Angeles where she worked 15 years as a sushi chef. She brings in its Japanese cuisine a California influence that goes further to meet Western preferences.
Ai Maheara prepares sushi, maki and other specialties to customers sitting at the bar (10 seats) or in the small room.
The vast majority of wines are served by the glass (even the grands crus). Alsatian wines match perfectly Japanese cuisine. There are of course Japanese beer Kirin and Sapporo, ten different brands of Sake, available by the glass or in small bottles for 2.

Practical information

Restaurant Au Trotthus – 9 rue des Juifs – Riquewihr – Tel +33 (0)389479647

The Chef Philippe Aubron offers two menus at 26 and 37 Euros as well as a choice of 3 “plateaux gastronomiques” an original concept of set lunch menu presented on a luxury tray (€18).

Asian Tapas Bar – same address as above

Assortment of several specialties: € 19.50 to € 28.50.
Sushi, maki and tapas also available A la Carte.

Restaurant Au Trotthus - Riquewihr
Restaurant Au Trotthus – Riquewihr. The main room is organized around the old medieval wine press.

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