The Auberge de l'Ill

The Haeberlin Family

A 3 star restaurant for more than 45 years, the Auberge de l'Ill is an integral part of the Alsatian heritage.  Led with a master’s hand for more than fifty years by the Haeberlin family, its reputation goes before it.  A renowned gastronomic halt, this starred restaurant carries with it the roots of the Haeberlin clan.

A country inn of old, called  the Auberge de l'Ill, the auberge became very quickly a place recognised for its typical as well as refined cuisine. In the beginning, Federique Haeberlin was in charge and the kitchen became very soon the favourite place for her son Fritz and his sister Henriette. Assisted by her sister-in-law who was in charge of deserts and pastries, Henriette launches her simple and tasty local cuisine.

Completely destroyed in 1940 after a bombing, the Auberge de l'Ill disappeared to give birth , ten years later, to the Auberge de l’Ill which  Henriette’s sons Paul and Jean-Pierre took over.

Whilst one brother goes into apprenticeship in the best kitchens, the other prefers the paint brushes instead of the pastry brushes.

The auberge obtains its first Michelin star in 1952, followed by a second in 1957 and a third in 1967.

Nowadays, it is Marc, Paul and Marie’s son, who is in charge of the kitchens of this gastronomic heritage. He has been able to impose himself whilst preserving his ancestors’ recipes.  Therefore, this starred chef represents the fourth generation of Haeberlins in the kitchens.  His sister Daniele, marries Marco Baumann and decides with the new addition to the Haeberlin family, to open  the Hôtel des Berges.  A family story, which is far from finished….

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