A taste of Luxembourg

If you’re looking for good food and fine cuisine, Luxembourg is the perfect place. Strong local traditions and centuries of foreign influences have fostered a unique blend and rich offer of national and international gastronomy.

 

The Delights of Luxembourg’s National and International Gastronomy

If you’re looking for good food and fine cuisine, Luxembourg is the perfect place. Strong local traditions and centuries of foreign influences have fostered a unique blend and rich offer of national and international gastronomy. Nobody should ever come back from a visit in the Grand Duchy and say they didn’t eat well or find a restaurant to their liking. There is something for everyone, whether you’re out to make new gastronomic discoveries, taste the best version of your favourite dish or   have the perfect gourmet experience in one of the country’s 11 starred restaurants. Because yes, Luxembourg actually has more Michelin star-rated restaurants per capita and per square meter than any other country in the world!

The Grand Duchy is famously multicultural and also has a rich history of foreign influences due to its unique location in the middle of Europe. This explains why you’ll find a huge variety of food (French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Belgian, Chinese, Japanese…) and a large choice of different restaurants. Luxembourg was also traditionally a farming country and takes great pride in continuing to produce high quality local goods, be it meat, cured meat, condiments, dairy products, vegetables or fruit.

It would of course be a shame not to also try some typical Luxembourgish food while visiting and there are many restaurants offering just that, either in its traditional version or in a slightly more modern one. Luxembourgish cuisine is said to be “hearty” but don’t let that nor the dishes’ tongue-twisting names scare you off.

The most well known Luxembourgish dish is ‘Judd mat Gaardebounen’, which is smoked collar of pork with broad beans. Other traditional dishes include ‘Bouneschlupp’ (bean soup), ‘Ietsebulli’ (green pea soup), ‘Féierstengszalot’ (meat salad, calf’s head), ‘Kuddelfleck’ (tripe with a spicy tomato sauce), ‘Kniddelen mat Speck’ (dumplings with bacon) ‘Gromperekichelcher’ (potato fritters), ‘Rieslingspaschtéit’ (meat and pie with Riesling wine), Traïpen (fried blood sausage with apple sauce) and ‘Quetschentaart’ (plum tart). Of course, all this will go down even better if accompanied by some of Luxembourg’s own wine, beer or renowned crémant!

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