Restaurant Haebel and Heimatjuwel – our Beef! favorites
The men (cook) magazine BEEF! presented 15 different Hamburg restaurants and bars in their restaurant guide “Best Cuts in Town”. For the past 15 months, we have had our very own “Best Cuts Tour” through Hamburg with the book and visited eleven of the 15 recommended locations. The restaurants “Haebel” and “Heimatjuwel” were our absolute favorites.read more
THE WILSON’S Berlin – to our taste!
“Modern, stylish, cosmopolitan” – this is how the new Berlin restaurant THE WILSON’S is characterized. In the heart of City West, the completely refurbished and realigned restaurant at Hotel Crowne Plaza Berlin City Center at Nuremberg Street has re-opened since September. We were there for the pre-opening dinner.read more
Trattoria Antiche Carampane – away from Venice’s main artery
Softshell Crabs were the recommendation of the very friendly waiter in the Trattoria Antiche Carampane, crabs who are changing their shells. I had read that these crabs, called Moeche in Venetian dialect, existed in Venice. It is rather rare that we have never tasted a special food. This was a first. And a successful one!read more
Cádiz/Spain: Sea urchin in the lighthouse
The restaurant El Faro (lighthouse) in the southern Spanish city of Cádiz again was such a pilot’s recommendation. As a local expert pilots do not only know the waters of their hometown, but also the culinary world. The recommendation for El Faro came from a true gourmet.read more
Ceviche at Cantina Popular
“Oh my god”, the captain said during the last shore leave in Hamburg, honoring the first bite of the Ceviche de Lubina… The CANTINA POPULAR is loud at first glance, it’s tight, it’s busy, lively and colourful. The waiters in all that hustle and bustle are cheerful and attentive. One has arrived – in the middle of South America. And Chef de cuisine Cristián Orellanus says “Bienvenidos”!read more
Gourmet cuisine and brand clothing?
Fine dining at a concept store, that doesn’t match, never, ever – I thought. Until Tom Wickboldt and his team in his The O’ROOM on the German island Usedom convinced me of the opposite. And how! With this new restaurant, Wickboldt sets a culinary exclamation point, which makes the island from the gourmet point of view a lot more attractive.read more
Le Lion Bar in Hamburg and the original Gin Basil Smash
The Le Lion Bar in Hamburg is considered one of the 50 best bars in the world (!) And justifiably so! The cradle of the cult drink “Gin Basil Smash” is therefore in Hamburg. We looked at this famous and highly recommended bar and brought the original recipe for the Gin Basil Smash.read more
Auberge de Temple – arrive and never want to leave again
You have ever arrived at a hotel and have said to your loved ones: “Okay, change of plans: we just stay for three days at the hotel, enjoy the beautiful rooms, sauna and in the evening we indulge ourselves in this magnificent restaurant.” That happened to us, as we have some detours on the way to the Frankfurt book fair, where I should cook in the gourmet Gallery, at the Auberge de Temple. This hotel is a dream!read more