In our neighbouring countries of Belgium and Germany, the choice may be larger, but our (growing) offer of locally brewed beer can surely compete when it comes to taste and quality.
The offer ranges from beers brewed in historical breweries with a long tradition, to new craft beers from start-up breweries, and everything in between.
Luxembourg even exports beers, to countries such as Belgium, Germany, and China!
Since 1991 ‘Crémant’ has been Luxembourg’s answer to French Champagne, quickly becoming an all-time favourite.
Just like the champagne method, Crémant is made of grapes harvested by hand and fermented in the bottle. By the way, Luxembourg is one of the few countries allowed to produce the sparkling wine named Crémant outside France.
Luxembourgish Crémant regularly impresses juries at international competitions and remains our drink of choice to toast those special moments. Prost!
Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Auxerrois, Rivaner, Elbling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir – those are the main grape varieties one can find in Luxembourg, mainly along the Moselle, due to its mild climate.
Since Roman times, a genuine wine culture has developed, with at its heart, wine tastings, festivals and all kinds of festivities.
Meet you at the Moselle, for a glass of wine, or two!
A favourite of our culinary culture, and not merely for its phonetics. There is no local fair, or Schueberfouer, without our tasty ‘Gromperekichelcher‘, rounded off with some delicious apple sauce.
For most Luxembourgers, these fried potato cakes bring back childhood memories, and of course Grandma’s are always the best.
Make sure you get to taste one!
This cheesy spread may be a tricky one to pronounce. But that slice of bread with Kachkéis is so yummy!
You can find similar spreads in Franche-Comté or in Lorraine, France, but the original ‘Kachkéisse-Schmier’ is only to be found in Luxembourg.
What makes it so special? The cheese is melted, not cooked. Luxembourgers particularly enjoy it with a thin layer of mustard on top. Have a taste!
Luxembourg not only boasts a cuisine as diverse as its population but also the highest density per capita of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world.
This circumstance is probably due to the proximity of France, where culinary culture is highly developed and Haute Cuisine has its origins.
For one reason or another, in Luxembourg, there is always a valid excuse to try a new restaurant. Bon appétit! E Gudden! Enjoy!
Spoilt for choice in front of a summer barbecue, one safe bet, and big favourite in Luxembourg, is the ‘Lëtzebuerger Grillwurscht’. Made from pork, it’s a cousin of the famous ‘Thüringer Bratwurst’. You will hardly find any local event, town fair or summer barbecue in Luxembourg without at least a couple of these locally produced, savoury sausages featuring high on the menu. Actually, during the warm and sunny spring and summer, barbecuing is quite popular in Luxembourg. According to an unofficial estimate, every second household is a proud owner of a barbecue! And the cherry on the cake, so to speak? Some tasty ‘Lëtzebuerger Moschtert’ (mustard) on the Grillwurscht! So, let’s light the charcoal!
In Luxembourg, the ‘Rieslingspaschtéit’ is the queen of pies, a culinary tradition and heritage of a kind. A meat pie with wine jelly, somewhat longish in shape like a log, with a hole on the top, decorated with a crown. Cut a slice, and discover its deliciousness: a marinated veal filling, accompanied by a perfectly matching Riesling jelly, from Luxembourg of course. Downside? The preparation is time-consuming and requires patience and discipline. But hey, you find them in every bakery across the country… To be enjoyed cold and, in terms of drinks, best accompanied by a glass of Riesling, naturally! E gudden Appetit!