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Gastronomy and regional specialities

Gastronomy and regional specialities

While the Mirabelle plum remains the ultimate gastronomic symbol of the Lorraine region, there are other local specialities worth mentioning and of course tasting. Here are a few examples - just mentioning them is enough to give you an appetite worthy of Gargantua!
La mirabelle


Created in the 16th century, quiche lorraine is famous all over the world. It features three of the basic ingredients in Lorraine cuisine: bacon, cream and eggs, on top of shortcrust or flaky pastry.

Pâtés lorrains contain a marinated pork stuffing wrapped in crisp, flaky pastry.
Fumé lorrain is a type of smoked pork made since the 17th century.
Potée lorraine is a convivial meal where the natural flavour of the regional produce, carrots and leeks, mingles with that of smoked pork.


Fruit tarts, sponge cakes, snow eggs and mirabelle plum specialities will delight anyone with a sweet tooth.

Paris-Metz: small, brightly coloured cake made of macarons, filled with a harlequin mousse and topped with raspberries.

Since 1854, macarons de Boulay have been made following the same traditional recipe.

And to accompany all these dishes and desserts… In keeping with Lorraine tradition, discover our brandy, Mirabelle liqueur and Moselle AOC wines.

Recipes for famous Lorraine

How do I get to Metz?

Comment venir à Metz ?


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