My restaurant is the culmination of my passion for cooking and my love of nature. My cooking is an ongoing alchemy encompassing nature and culinary techniques, and reflects my unwavering connection with the land. My grand-parents and parents were butchers and charcutiers (preparation of delicatessen products) in Kaysersberg, meaning I have been totally immersed in the world of cooking as from my early childhood.
Since I started working in gastronomy, I have had the opportunity to mix with the “stars” and have worked with many of the big names of the culinary world such as Jean-Yves Schillinger, Olivier Nasti and Christian Têtedoie. My competitive spirit and an urge to push myself to my very limits as a chef lifted me to the heights of national and international culinary competitions: Prix National Taittinger 2006 and 2008, 2nd in the Prix International Taittinger 2006, Bocuse d’Or France 2010, Bocuse de Bronze Europe 2010 and 4th with the Jury’s Special Meat Award at the Bocuse d’Or Monde 2011.
Nature, taste and local produce are the values I hold close to heart and uphold in my cooking at L’Alchémille.
My first Jérôme Jaegle restaurant is located in my home town and naturally bears the name of the plant used by the alchemists. Old books on medicinal plants claim that alchemilla makes women more fertile and restores their virginity. It is also said that the droplets found on alchemilla in the early hours of the morning are elf tears and are drunk by fairy-like creatures living in the forest.
In this restaurant, my overarching aim is to mirror my personality. I am loyal to my origins and a staunch believer in friendship, which explains the design of the wooden furniture to the choice of bread I share with my friends. This is also why I attach so much importance to the local producers who provide me with quality ingredients with the unique flavors or our area.
Cooking is a way for me to foster human relations based on exchange – authenticity and sharing are two values which are of paramount importance to me.
L’Alchémille Restaurant – Jérôme Jaegle
Open from wednesday to Sunday noon.
53 route de Lapoutroie – 68240 Kaysersberg – France
T. +33 (0)3 89 276 641 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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