Located on the western end of the Grande Île, Strasbourg’s district of Petite-France is one of the city’s oldest. In the Middle Ages, this neighborhood was home to fishermen, tanners and millers. Today, Petit-France is a part of the Grande Île UNESCO World Heritage Site designated in 1988. Here is a list of the top 10 restaurants to explore in the ancient heart of the area.
For a taste of Asia in the heart of Petite-France, head over to Umami Restaurant. After starting his culinary career at the age of 14, Chef René Fieger cooked all over the world before a formative two years in Shanghai inspired him to come to Strasbourg and open a restaurant that pays homage to the Asian flavors and techniques he loves and respects so much. Unlike many of the other restaurants in Petite-France that try to stay seasonal, Chef Fieger is willing to import fresh ingredients in order to stay true to a specific dish or cuisine. Try some of his eastern takes on local dishes, such regional deer with sweet potatoes and massaman curry, or pan-seared duck fois gras with pak choy hoisin.