Michelin-award-winning chef Maria Groß: the art of staging simple cuisine

Right in the heart of Germany, or Erfurt to be precise, an array of culinary delights awaits: Michelin-award-winning chef Maria Gross opened the Bachstelze Restaurant here with her husband in 2015. Just where you might least expect it, the Bachstelze thrills guests with a unique menu and wine list. This restaurant uses only local produce in its cuisine. Not only does it taste great, but it’s also lovingly presented. There’s a reason for that: Maria Gross discovered her love of cooking at a very young age, and by her mid-twenties had decided to turn this passion into a career. She progressed through a series of positions in renowned kitchens until, in 2014, at the tender age of 33, she became Germany's youngest ever Michelin-award-winning chef. By 2015, she was ready to take the next big step, so she opened her own restaurant, the Bachstelze, in Erfurt.

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