New three Michelin star restaurant and four new two Michelin star restaurants.
Atelier in Munich, helmed by chef Jan Hartwig, formerly of Sven Elverfeld’s three Michelin star Aqua restaurant in Wolfsburg, jumps from two to three star. This is meaning Germany now has 11 three Michelin starred restaurants in total. Hartwig has been at Atelier in the Hotel Bayerischer since 2014, winning a first star shortly after and a second in 2015.
The achievement comes just three years into head chef Jan Hartwig’s tenure of the restaurant. Michelin international director Michael Ellis delcared about it:
“The dishes he offers stand out with their deep and complex flavors, their intelligent compositions combined with remarkable technical skills.”
Seasonal menus can include everything from glazed sweetbread and “burned cabbage” with sauerkraut and caper-lime sauce to roasted mineral pigeon fried rice with fermented garlic, pear and onions.
Joining the two Michelin star club are Keilings, Schwarzenstein Nils Henkel, Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe – Gourmet restaurant “Le Cerf” and Courtier. Indeed this is taking the two star total to 39, while 29 restaurants gained their first star.
This year, the Germany guide features 300 starred restaurants
Michelin added four new two star restaurants to the list and 29 new one star restaurants. Including vegetarian restaurants Seven Swans in Frankfurt and Cookies Cream in Berlin.
As in years past, Germany’s 2018 Michelin star restaurants represent both major cities and small towns. While Berlin has no three-star restaurants, Baiersbronn, a town in the Black Forest, has three. This year, Andernach, a town in the Rhine Valley, has starred restaurants for the first time. Italian trattoria Ai Pero and sushi restaurant Yoso, both with one star.