Michelin Guide 2013: 16 Stars Again for Berlin / Two Stars for Tim Raue / Eating Out Most PopularActivity for Visitors to Berlin
November 2012 — Berlin is Germany’s gourmet capital, with the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the country. The 2013 Michelin Guide awarded twelve Berlin restaurants with the prestigious stars, including four two-star establishments.
“Berlin doesn’t just cook, Berlin experiments with taste”, says visitberlin CEO Burkhard Kieker. “Michelin-starred kitchens are part and parcel of life in a big city – ours range from glamorous hotspots to off-beat places serving truly excellent food. It’s this contrast that draws gourmands from around the world to Berlin. Eating in Berlin is an event in its own right and we’ve shown that we can do well in international comparison”.
93 per cent of Berlin’s tourists visit a restaurant during their stay. This makes sampling Berlin’s culinary delights by far the most popular activity in Germany’s capital, followed by “strolling in the city” (81 per cent) and “sightseeing” (79 per cent).
A second star for Tim Raue
Among the winners of the new Michelin Guide is Chef Tim Raue. For his work in his eponymous restaurant “Tim Raue”, he has received a second Michelin star, placing him in the good company of Christian Lohse at “Fischers Fritz”, Otto Hendrik at “Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer” and Daniel Achilles at “reinstoff”.
Holding onto one Michelin star each were ”FACIL”, ”First Floor”, ”Hartmanns”, ”Horvárth”, ”Hugos”, ”Margaux”, ”Rutz” and ”VAU”. Because of a change in chef, “Quadriga” was not included in this year’s awards. The “Bib Gourmand” for the best-priced house was given to “Die Nussbaumerin” in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
For more information on Berlin’s restaurant scene, go to www.visitBerlin.de.
Two Michelin stars:
Tim Raue, www.tim-raue.com
Fischer’s Fritz, www.fischersfritzberlin.com
One Michelin star:
First Floor, www.firstfloor.palace.de
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