A hundred years of gastronomy are waiting for you !
As time goes by, the restaurant has seen History passing by its windows.
However, it has not aged a day, pampered over the years by its owners.
Let’s discover this staple establishment of Folgensbourg and the new chef and owner, Alain Palazy.
A l’AIGLE, a restaurant of stories and history
It’s been more than 100 years that A l’Aigle restaurant is perched in front of mountains in the small village of Folgensbourg which marks the doorstep of the Sundgau region, in south Alsace. Open at the end of the 19th century, it is a loyal observer of time passing by in this land of History, at the crossroads of french, german and swiss cultures.
The old establishment for which is historically mentioned since 1852 has become a place of gathering and friendliness for villagers, travelers and new visitors.
And, when people were displaced throughout wars, the establishment didn’t move, renamed Zum Adler, eagle in german.
Since then, the successives owners take care of this building, fully renovated at the begininng of the 2000s. They are providing a traditionnel cuisine with generous recipes and proudly offering the famous carp-fries, local specilaty.
pround of his country and traveller
Born in Folgensbourg, Alain Palazy becomes the new owner of A l’Aigle restaurant in january 2022. Known and appreciated by locals, he was the chief cook of the restaurant since july 2021.
More than ever, he puts himself at the service of his customers for whom he creates genuine dishes with a touch of orginality !
“ I cook what I would like to eat, respecting products and local traditions “
In the world of cooking since he was a youngster, Alain learned from the book “The King of chefs” written by the famous cook, Auguste Escoffier, before attending Guebwiller’s cooking school.
Well-established in his native region, he creates a local and traditional cuisine revisited with his previous experiences in the southwest of France (Hôtel du Palais in Biarritz), in Switzerland (Hotel Pollux and Monte Rosa in Zermatt) and in the southest of France in the restaurant Vistaero in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
On the menu, the classic dishes meet more creative ones : foie gras on olive oil bread, labelled red and white meats, spicy vegetables and creations using spaetzles (specialty from Alsace).
THE RESTAURANT IN DETAIL
Restaurant room for 50 people
Covered terrace opened from late may to early september
Yurt for groups from 6 to 9 people
Room for private events and business meeting
Access and toilets PRM friendly
For families: changing room with nursery table and cotton, high chair and children’s menu (served first !)
COVID-19: friendly sanitary pass control, hand sanitizers, masks worn by the staff