Königstein im Taunus, 12.11.2015. The Villa Rothschild Restaurant in the Villa Rothschild Kempinski with its head chef Christian Eckhardt and restaurant manager Benjamin Birk continues to rank among the elite of German restaurants. With two out of a possible three stars from the Michelin Guide and 18 out of a possible 20 points from Gault Millau, the Rothschild team were able to yet again convince and prove their class to the gourmet guides’ testers.
With these latest evaluations from the gourmet critics, the Rothschild team have confirmed the somewhat unexpected praise from last year. To some degree one can compare the past two years in the Villa Rothschild Restaurant with two seasons in the German Bundesliga. In the first year as a ‘rookie’ – exactly what Christian Eckhardt was in his position as head chef – one plays with a totally free spirit. There are no expectations and the success has a playful tone to it. In the second year the conditions are quite different. The game may be the same but then on the other hand it isn’t – all very similar to the experiences of Christian Eckhardt and his team: 2014 was a surprise, 2015 an expectation. And if not from others then at least from ourselves, explained Christian Eckhardt.
“We’re absolutely delighted that the assessments of both the Michelin Guide and Gault Millau have remained unchanged. The team has had to endure a lot of hard work but we have always stressed that quality and consistency must accompany one another,” added the head chef. The fact that this is the case is undisputed among the restaurant testers. In view of the Rothschild cuisine, the Gault Millau spoke about “irresistible consistencies of flavour”, “gentle cooking on the verge of perfection” and graded it with “excellent”.
But as in football, as soon as one match is over plans for the next game begin, and so is the case in the Villa Rothschild Restaurant. Eckhardt’s opposite number in service, restaurant manager Benjamin Birk, puts it in a nutshell: “We will of course celebrate the awards. But it’s the diners in our restaurant upon whom our main focus lies – the same for the restaurant critics. If they are happy, we are happy too. Thankfully we won’t have to wait until next November and the new ratings before the next diners come. They are already here. Hence relaxing is not on the agenda!”
About the Restaurant Villa Rothschild
The Restaurant Villa Rothschild is situated in the town of Königstein im Taunus, close to the city of Frankfurt. Attached to the listed art nouveau villa, built for the Rothschild family, restaurant-goers can look forward to dining in what is currently the highest ranking restaurant in the Rhine-Main region (2 Michelin stars, 18 Gault-Millau points, 3.5 Fs in the FEINSCHMECKER Restaurant Guide 2015/2016).
From France to the Taunus, the Restaurant Villa Rothschild wins over cuisine enthusiasts with a refreshing, creative approach that combines style and tenacity with authenticity and sincerity. #welovethefoodanddrinkswedo – is the passionate maxim of the young yet experienced Rothschild team headed by Head Chef Christian Eckhardt and Restaurant Manager & Sommelier Benjamin Birk.
In the relaxed atmosphere of the Restaurant Villa Rothschild, a pavilion bathed in natural light and surrounded by nature – extending in summer onto the Rothschild Terrace with its fascinating view of the Main lowlands – diners are greeted by dynamic philosophy that combines values and traditions yet whose real affection is for modern times and the future. The Restaurant Villa Rothschild is located in Königstein im Taunus, an approximate 25-minute drive from Frankfurt am Main.
About the Villa Rothschild Kempinski hotel & event location
Built between 1888 and 1894 for the banker Wilhelm Carl von Rothschild and referred to as the ‘Cradle of the Federal Republic’ since 1949, the hotel & event location of the Villa Rothschild Kempinski is also a unique 21st-century meeting place. In close proximity to Germany’s financial capital, Frankfurt am Main, 22 luxurious rooms and suites, 4 historic banqueting rooms, Tizian’s Bar and the Villa Rothschild gourmet restaurant are available to hotel guests. The former summer residence of the Rothschild family is the smallest Kempinski hotel in the world and is available as an event location for exclusive rental. In 2010, it was awarded the title: “Place of Freedom and Democracy in Germany” by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation along with the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and the St. Nichols Church in Leipzig.
Restaurant Villa Rothschild
c/o Villa Rothschild Kempinski
Im Rothschildpark 1
61462 Königstein im Taunus
Tel. +49 6174 2908-0
Fax +49 6174 2908-888
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Falkenstein Grand Kempinski | Villa Rothschild Kempinski
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61462 Königstein im Taunus
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