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Traditional cuisine in a historical setting TEXT: BETTINA GUIRKINGER | PHOTOS: AM TIIRMCHEN
Located in the Ilot Gastronomique of the Feschmaart just behind the Grand Ducal Palace, the Am Tiirmschen restaurant offers the best of local delicacies in an architecturally picturesque setting. Discover one of the top addresses in the heart of Luxembourg City. The restaurant is located in the heart of the ‘Ilot’ in a house dating from 1684, renovated in late 1970s with great care in order to preserve the characteristics of its time. Wooden beams and thick stone walls keep the space cool during the warm summer days. In winter, it is the splendid chimney dating from the 1740s that gives the restaurant its warm cosiness. The peculiarity of the restaurant as well as the origin of its name lies in the Spanish
tower, which used to mark the corner of the street up until 1736, proudly displaying the motto ‘Mir wölle bleiwen waat mir sin’ (We want to remain who we are). Am Tiirmschen means ‘in the small tower’, where guests can sit at it unique table. The specialties of the menu are the typical dishes of Luxembourg, some of which are revisited to combine tradition with modernity. “In order to give a choice for every taste, we combine our traditional selection with tartar and carpaccios of fish or Luxemburgish beef. A favorite of local clients is the foie gras seared in Hunnegdrepp – a local alcohol,” explains manager Hilary Porteous. To adapt to modern tastes and needs, the menu à la carte always has two fish options, two seasonal meat selections, as well as at least one fish option for gluten-free and lactose-free diets.
Am Tiirmschen is divided into three main areas, which allow for intimacy or event organisation for family and business occasions. “We can organise private events for 25 people and above, even on days when we would normally be closed,” says Porteous. With a total of 45 seats in the restaurant, there are possibilities to accommodate all types of requests. All in all, an unmissable address for the authenticity of its setting, the quality of its local produce and the delicious Luxembourg and French wine selection to accompany the meal of your choice. So travel in time and taste the best of Luxembourgish cuisine, from Monday to Saturday evenings or Tuesday to Friday lunchtimes, for an unforgettable experience. www.amtiirmschen.lu Issue 28 | April 2016 | 49
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