Refined and #1
Journal Frankfurt ranks Restaurant Villa Rothschild in the Villa Rothschild Kempinski as best restaurant in Rhine-Main region
Königstein im Taunus, 6. October 2015. Journal Frankfurt’s restaurant guide ‘Rhein-Main geht aus! 2016’ has voted the gourmet restaurant in the Villa Rothschild and its Head Chef Christian Eckhardt as the No. 1 in the category ‘refined’. A total of 300 restaurants in the region were evaluated in this category. All restaurants were rated anonymously by independent testers. ‘Rhein-Main geht aus!’ is an annual publication now in its 11th year.
“Undisputedly” the best restaurant was the gourmet guide’s evaluation of the cuisine in the Villa Rothschild Kempinski in Königstein im Taunus, a property famed for its involvement in the creation of the Federal Republic of Germany. In his second year as the hotel’s culinary mastermind, Head Chef Christian Eckhardt has “revealed his full potential” and offers discerning diners in the Restaurant Villa Rothschild “impeccable gourmet cuisine”. The 32-year-old’s high level of creativity also received special mention from the testers.
Christian Eckhardt and the Rothschild team are delighted to receive the top rating: “The award has for all of us a particular importance as it ties in with our wishes to make the restaurant more attractive to regional diners. The rating in ‘Rhein-Main geht aus!’ will without doubt further assist us in reaching this aim,” added the head chef at the smallest Kempinski hotel in the world.
Dr. Jan-Peter Eichhorn (CEO of Presse Verlagsgesellschaft, Journal Frankfurt’s publishing group), Christian Eckhardt (Head Chef at the Villa Rothschild), Alexander Fuchs (trainee chef at the Villa Rothschild) (from left to right.)
JOURNAL FRANKFURT / Dirk Ostermeier
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
For further press information:
Dr. Broermann Hotels & Residences GmbH
Falkenstein Grand Kempinski | Villa Rothschild Kempinski
Director of Business Development & Communications
61462 Königstein im Taunus
Tel. +49 6174 909046
Fax +49 6174 909912