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Family-Owned Bosso Restaurant Brasserie, Luxembourg

by Holly Riddle

May 6, 2018

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Destinations / Europe

Walk the historic cobblestone streets of Luxembourg’s Grund neighborhood, cross the picturesque Alzette and you’ll find yourself nestled into the heart of a charming valley, in the stone shadow of Luxembourg’s past as a military stronghold. Up a steep walk is the Casemates du Bock, but, for the time being, you can simply sit awhile and soak in the Medieval architecture and promenade.

 

It’s here Bosso Restaurant Brasserie, a family-owned and -operated eatery, sits with a lovely view of the street.

 

It was just starting to drizzle when I walked into the multilevel restaurant, making it all the cozier with its dark wood furnishings, close quarters and warm lighting. I was seated near the bar on the first floor, facing a large window that overlooked the street and the small stone bridge I’d just crossed to get there.

 

I picked the restaurant after reading about it during my travel research, particularly attracted to its courtyard garden seating and Alsatian cuisine. While the rain made the former an impossibility, the latter was everything I’d been promised. The friendly staff served generous helpings of comfort food, freshly prepared with local ingredients, piping hot.

 

I first sampled the tarte flambée, one of the more famous Alsatian specialties, similar to a pizza in that it’s typically constructed of a thin rectangle of dough, covered in various toppings and cheese with sour cream and baked. I had the classic topping options of onions and bacon, a somewhat surprisingly killer combination.

 

Then, it was on to the Alsatian casserole, a far cry from the casseroles of the Midwestern United States. The menu offers several different varieties, but mine was filled with potatoes, broccoli and ham in a creamy cheese sauce, topped with cheese and a fried egg and baked. The hearty, filling meal was one that warmed me from head to toe and my only regret was I couldn’t finish it all.

 

The prices at Bosso are reasonable. For dinner for two, the bill came out to less than €30. Had I more room in my stomach, I would have readily taken on some of their dessert options, such as the dumplings with hot plums in a vanilla sauce, topped with whipped cream, or the baked apple stuffed with marzipan, almonds and cinnamon.

 

Beyond the food, the bar options are extensive, from aperitifs to warm cocktails, European beers to digestifs.

 

Walk the historic cobblestone streets of Luxembourg’s Grund neighborhood, cross the picturesque Alzette and you’ll find yourself nestled into the heart of a charming valley, in the stone shadow of Luxembourg’s past as a military stronghold. Up a steep walk is the Casemates du Bock, but, for the time being, you can simply sit awhile and soak in the Medieval architecture and promenade.

 

It’s here Bosso Restaurant Brasserie, a family-owned and -operated eatery, sits with a lovely view of the street.

 

Street cafe in the Luxembourg garden

© Ekaterina Pokrovsky | Dreamstime.com

 

It was just starting to drizzle when I walked into the multilevel restaurant, making it all the cozier with its dark wood furnishings, close quarters and warm lighting. I was seated near the bar on the first floor, facing a large window that overlooked the street and the small stone bridge I’d just crossed to get there.

 

I picked the restaurant after reading about it during my travel research, particularly attracted to its courtyard garden seating and Alsatian cuisine. While the rain made the former an impossibility, the latter was everything I’d been promised. The friendly staff served generous helpings of comfort food, freshly prepared with local ingredients, piping hot.

 

I first sampled the tarte flambée, one of the more famous Alsatian specialties, similar to a pizza in that it’s typically constructed of a thin rectangle of dough, covered in various toppings and cheese with sour cream and baked. I had the classic topping options of onions and bacon, a somewhat surprisingly killer combination.

 

Then, it was on to the Alsatian casserole, a far cry from the casseroles of the Midwestern United States. The menu offers several different varieties, but mine was filled with potatoes, broccoli and ham in a creamy cheese sauce, topped with cheese and a fried egg and baked. The hearty, filling meal was one that warmed me from head to toe and my only regret was I couldn’t finish it all.

 

The prices at Bosso are reasonable. For dinner for two, the bill came out to less than €30. Had I more room in my stomach, I would have readily taken on some of their dessert options, such as the dumplings with hot plums in a vanilla sauce, topped with whipped cream, or the baked apple stuffed with marzipan, almonds and cinnamon.

 

Beyond the food, the bar options are extensive, from aperitifs to warm cocktails, European beers to digestifs.

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