5 December 2013 (Bratislava, Slovakia) – Kempinski Hotel River Park Bratislava’s River Bank Restaurant was awarded fifteen out of twenty points by the prestigious Gault & Millau Baedeker. The luxurious restaurant offers the best products from its suppliers. Last year, the restaurant was added to the Austrian issue of Gault & Millau Baedeker and in March 2013, it was awarded thirteen out of twenty points.
“We are pleased that representatives of such a prestigious Baedeker evaluated their meals so highly. In addition, we received more points than we ever have before. We prepare meals made with top-quality ingredients from proved suppliers,” said the chef Bjoern Juhnke.
Chef Bjoern Juhnke worked at Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains in St Moritz, Switzerland and Kempinski Grand Hotel Heiligendamm in Germany. In addition, he once worked with famous British chef, Gordon Ramsay.
Gault & Millau is one of the most influential French restaurant Baedekers. It was established by critics Henri Gault and Christian Millau. Points are awarded mainly on the grounds of food quality. Service, price and overall atmosphere are also evaluated. Naturally, there are discussions about which prize is more important – Michelin stars or the Gault & Millau. In the 1970s, the Michelins supported conservative and traditional haute cuisine, while the modern nouvelle-cuisine concept by Gault & Millau was their competitor. While Michelin may be well-known, Gault & Millau Baedeker is known for its emphasis on food quality.