I was looking for a nice cosy restaurant close to my hotel, with outside seating and not too far from the centre. My main need was to eat something light as I had been eating a lot of cheese all day. It was difficult to find somewhere that fulfilled my needs but Au Vieux Strasbourg just a stone’s throw away from the Cathedral saved me that night. It was not only the location that drew me to it but also the large selection of salads on the menu, which stood out amongst all the other restaurants around here. I managed to get a table outside and was able to watch the people passing by as they where funnelled along the narrow lane close to my table. The building is a narrow terraced but tall timber framed design typical of Strasbourg but having a much older feel. The windows had stain glass pictures of old monks and the door frames were made of old rickety dark oak wood. The tables and chairs flowed out into the small lane and nestled amongst the passing crowds. I ordered a delicious tarte flambé with Munster cheese followed by a giant nicoise salad. To accompany this I ordered middle priced ranged bottle of Gewürztraminer for 24 euro. When the bottle arrived I noticed that it was the more expensive bottle on the list at 38 euro but when I pointed this out, the waiter said that they had run out of the 24 euro bottle and I would only be charged for the cheaper price. How amazing is that? The salad was fabulous and just what I needed after a long day of eating a lot of cheese. The tart flambé was also delicious, light and just perfect for preparing me for the salad. The wine was an ideal choice as it provided some sweetness and spice to go with both the tarte flambé and the salad.