Category Archives: Germany

The Docsconz 2014 Wish List

2013 was an unparalleled year for me in hitting restaurants on the top ten of my annual wish list. I managed to dine at a full 60% or 6 out of ten of them. Though I would love to return [...]

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Choice Chews in Charleston With Cook It Raw

Two thirty on  a Friday morning is a helluva time to get up for the day, especially when bedtime wasn’t until 11:30 and I awoke to the telephone at 12:30.
I felt like I was on call at the hospital, but [...]

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Musings – Where Are The Destination Restaurants of North America?

Three stars reward exceptional cuisine where diners eat extremely well, often superbly. Distinctive dishes are precisely executed, using superlative ingredients. Worth a special journey. – the Michelin Guide
Restaurants don’t need to be difficult to get to to be “worth a [...]

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Italy With My Son 2012 – Our Grand Finale at La Pergola in Rome

 
My trip to Italy with my son this past spring was full of wonderful highlights and wonderful food. It was fitting that in the land of opera, we finished it with one of the highest notes of all. Rome’s La [...]

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Coming Up Roses at Joachim Wissler’s Vendôme

It was one year ago today, that I had this meal at Vendôme, Chef Joachim Wissler’s 3-Michelin starred beauty of a restaurant located on the spectacular grounds of the  magnificent Schloss Bensberg Hotel. It was my last blow out meal of [...]

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Schwarzwald Stube – German Elegance in the Black Forest

I went to Germany to learn about the Neue Deutsche Schule of chefs that have emerged as the brightest stars amongst a glowing constellation of contemporary German food. One way to know them better was to get a sense of [...]

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Sunday Photo: Riesling Summer

Does it really have to be summer to drink Riesling? While it is a wonderful wine in the summer, it works just as well the rest of the year too. Rieslings, especially German Rieslings, are fantastic food wines. With great [...]

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Amador – Amazing in Mannheim

The restaurant had only been open in its new location for about a week when I dined there this past fall. As it was just a little bit before the release of the 2012 Michelin Guide to Germany, there was [...]

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The Night the Stars Shined at Germany’s Gourmet Restaurant Lerbach

If there was ever going to be a time to get a close look at the Neue Deutsche Schule of high-end German cooking, this was going to be it. With all four of the major culinary figures of this contemporary [...]

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Thomas Bühner’s La Vie – That’s the Life!

Sheer audacity. To label a dish as “pure” takes audacity on the part of a chef. However, when the chef can back it up the way Thomas Bühner does at La Vie in Osnabrück, Germany, it goes from audacity to [...]

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