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19 Jun 2023

Wine list of Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer awarded by Gault&Millau

Berlin, 19 June 2023 – Those who want to leave the selection of the tastefully appropriate wine accompaniment to the gourmet menus served in the restaurant "Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer" to an experienced professional are in professional hands with Head Sommelier Hans-Martin Konrad at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin. What the guests of the temple of pleasure appreciate has now been officially confirmed: None other than the renowned gastronomy guide Gault&Millau awarded the wine list of the top restaurant, compiled with around 1,300 items under careful expertise, in its currently published edition for 2023 / 2024 with the "Grand Selection Award - Winelist" in the category "Best Grand Selection" as one of the 12 best in Germany. The expert jury evaluated the balance of quality, variety, origin and price-performance ratio of the wines in the overall impression of each growth.

The award is equally special for the publishers of Gault&Millau; after all, with the extensive Adlon wine list, a newly created category for the evaluation of liquid gourmet treasures is honoured for the first time, which often contribute decisively to the harmonious rounding off of a gourmet menu – according to personal preference.

"I am very pleased and honoured that my passion for exceptionally good wines has been instantly appreciated with this first-ever award from the industry-respected Gault&Millau. It is a nice confirmation of my work and at the same time, an incentive for our entire team. The pleasure of our guests in enjoying the right wine at the right moment is my top priority. Being able to choose from such a large menu allows us to fulfil different individual wishes," says the Bremen native.

The 43-year-old, passionate connoisseur of the world's tastiest wines, Hans-Martin Konrad, has been responsible for the continuously expanding international wine list with many rarities and new discoveries in the "Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer" for around 6 years. He acts thereby – under consideration of the individual food components – always in the sense of its fastidious guests after the principle "simply always only the best wines" to select.

The high-quality promise of the luxury house Adlon is reflected beside its achievement of the kitchen team around two-star cook Reto Brändli, awarded by the Gault&Millau with 4 hoods, thus immediately also in the wine list of the Gourmetrestaurant at the Brandenburger gate created with equally founded expert knowledge. The Gault&Millau 2023 / 2024 awarded it the highest rating of 5 red grapes.


About Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer:
The gourmet restaurant Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer combines the modern, culinary lightness of its Asian-influenced, classic French culinary art with the long tradition of the house, creating an exclusive ambience for every occasion. In the restaurant's almost family atmosphere, the internationally experienced team ensures with expertise and passion that visitors to the Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer enjoy the refinements of the creative culinary art as well as the extensive wine assortment and feel at home. For private parties, the adjacent library as well as the Federal Room can be booked. Kitchen director Reto Brändli guarantees his surprising and contemporary aroma cuisine here as well, playing with different temperatures, textures and influences. The Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer was awarded two stars by the Guide Michelin 2023 for the 12th time in a row and four black hoods by Gault&Millau.

About Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin:
In the heart of Berlin, directly at the Brandenburg Gate, stands the famous Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin. Its unique location, legendary history, exclusive facilities and consummate service make this luxurious hotel icon the first choice for private and business travel, as well as for social and business events. 307 luxurious rooms, 78 stylish suites, three restaurants and an elegant spa and wellness area welcome guests from all over the world.

About Kempinski:
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Today, the Kempinski Group operates 82 hotels and residences in 36 countries and currently has more than 26 prestigious projects under development around the globe. Each five-star hotel reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage; each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.

Media contact:
Sabina Held • Director of Public Relations
Tanja Freytag • Public Relations Executive
Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin 
Unter den Linden 77 • 10117 Berlin • Deutschland
Tel +49 30 2261 1703 • Fax +49 30 2261 1061
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