The Villa Rothschild Grill & Health Restaurant in the Villa Rothschild Kempinski opens its doors with a completely new design and culinary concept
Königstein im Taunus, 26.09.2017. Following a five-month renovation period, the restaurant in the Villa Rothschild Kempinski now offers ‘casual fine dining’ with an innovative ‘grill & health’ approach in new relaxed surroundings comprising an elegant three-room combination of restaurant, lounge and library. Healthy dishes and grill creations on the culinary side together with visible work stations for the service team play a leading role. It’s an idea that tallies with the general philosophy of the five-star-superior hotel, located on the doorstep of Frankfurt am Main, and underlines the commitment to quality and sustainability with a distinct, feel-good atmosphere.
“Individual and real. With pure flavours being the key message. And that in every respect.” These are the words of the head chef to describe the heart of the new culinary offer in the former Rothschild summer residence. Whether tartare bread with browned brioche, river zander from the lava grill with Brussel sprout leaves or breast of Jean Claude Miéral guinea fowl with lentils and spiced yoghurt – the name Grill & Health says it all and presents a coherent future-oriented concept for both connoisseurs and those wishing to discover the delights of fine cuisine. At the same time, visual experiences and relaxed interaction with the diners is brought to the fore. The team of waiters headed by restaurant manager Philipp Spielmann are happy for diners to peer over their shoulders. “Our passion for food and beverages is something we want to put on show for the guests,” explained the Baden-born manager while glancing at the imposing ‘live table’ made of selected walnut wood positioned next to the charming degustation bar.
An elegant interior design and a carefully considered room concept embrace the taste experience in an unmistakable way.
Spearheaded by Titia große Broermann, the wife of hotel owner Dr. Bernard große Broermann, and in close cooperation with the Zwiesel and Wiesbaden-based interior designers Rudolf & Mogendorf, the concept and interior design were completely reworked. In doing so, a spatial trilogy has been created for the Villa Rothschild’s culinary flagship with the restaurant at its centrepiece (60 dining places), the library (20) as a contemporary link to the Rothschild history, and the lounge (20) with its thematic focus on the hotel’s vinology. Each room is its own separate entity yet in the overall composition they create an impressive and elegant framework for the new world of flavours. “The wishes of our guests ranging from a romantic dinner and a family event to a business dinner in undisturbed surroundings – whether for regional restaurant visitors or hotel guests – can thus be attended to individually,” explained hotel manager Steffen Eisermann.
A restaurant with charisma and a feel-good factor
The heart of the restaurant is the handcrafted, wood-burning fireplace and its ceiling-high brass hood. A one-off design made of blackened iron, burnished brass and fossil-rich Jura marble, which harmoniously comes into its own alongside its counterpart in the Rothschild library. Oiled, native oak floorboards underline the aspirations towards value and well-being. Classy room dividers create a sense of privacy and embedded passageways provide the lovers of good taste with direct views of the illuminated wine cabinets and the work stations of the service brigade. In the Rothschild library, walnut wood shelving flatter the eye and sitting niches invite you to enjoy a good read next to the fireplace. The restaurant’s colour scheme plays with subtle natural tones harmoniously connected with red and gold accents which are oriented to the restaurant’s surroundings and its view overlooking the impressive Rothschild Park.
Velours with a soft, close-cut feel dominate the choice of materials used for the seating areas, setting deliberate shiny-to-matt and dull-to-dazzling contrasts. Exquisite leather chairs, the upholstered, golden-toned settees with raku look and the top quality restaurant tables made of high-grade wood, accompanied by the discreet lighting, set the stage for the gastronomic performance.
In summer, the restaurant’s exclusive terraces allow diners to savour the taste sensation of the grill & health offers under open skies and against the backdrop of sublime sunsets. The restaurant is open every evening and also Sunday lunchtime. Gourmets or those aspiring to be one will be able to view the restaurant and the newly designed kitchen between 11am and 5pm on 1 October during the Villa’s open day. (Link).
About Sebastian Prüßmann
Sebastian Prüßmann is 37 years old, married and originally from Leverkusen in North Rhine-Westphalia. His last post was that of executive chef at the Althoff Hotel in Stuttgart where he was rated with one star by the Michelin Guide and 16 points by Gault Millau. Prüßmann’s cuisine and cooking style have been influenced by Dieter Müller and Nils Henkel from the Althoff Schlosshotel Lerbach in Bergisch Gladbach, where he held the post of head chef between 2010 and 2011. His first personal Michelin star was awarded to him while at the Villa Hammerschiede where he was head chef from 2011 to 2013. It was there that he worked together with Benjamin Birk, the current restaurant manager and sommelier at the Villa Rothschild. In April 2017, Sebastian Prüßmann began working as the new head chef at the Villa Rothschild Kempinski.
About the hotel and event location of the Villa Rothschild Kempinski
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 Grill & Health 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 Grill & Health
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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61462 Königstein im Taunus
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