Cooking expertise – head chef of the Villa Rothschild Kempinski among the top 50 in Germany
Königstein im Taunus, 16 October 2015. Head chef Christian Eckhardt and the Rothschild Team have been awarded four out of a possible five spoons from the Schlemmer Atlas restaurant guide. The guide also rates the head chef as being one of the best 50 chefs in Germany.
Kitchen performance, first-class basic ingredients, high levels of creativity, excellent wines and a special atmosphere: these are just some of the criteria judged by the testers in a guide that has been published annually since 1973. With the award of four spoons, Christian Eckhardt and his team of chefs have been able to celebrate yet another high-ranking accolade. A native of Germany’s Breisgau region and currently in his second year at the helm of the restaurant in the five-star-superior Villa Rothschild, the head chef is commended in the latest version of the Schlemmer Atlas for his “expressive variations based on classic French cuisine.”
“The Schlemmer Atlas rating is proof that the style created by Christian Eckhardt and the Rothschild Team together with Restaurant Manager Benjamin Birk is one that impresses diners in our restaurant,” stated Stefan Massa, General Manager of the Villa Rothschild Kempinski.
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
T +49 6174 290 80
F +49 6174 290 8888
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Falkenstein Grand Kempinski | Villa Rothschild Kempinski
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61462 Königstein im Taunus
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