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.
The Bachstelze: more than just another eatery
The Bachstelze delights diners from the moment they set foot inside the restaurant: the atmospheric wooden decor and sheer attention to detail make people feel at home right away. And that’s the philosophy of Maria Gross, too: “We wanted an atmosphere that conveys straightforwardness, innovation and quality, while acknowledging the fact that Thuringia and its residents have a given us a home of which we’re rightly proud.” This ethos is also reflected in the menu, with regional produce and sustainability writ large. And you don’t only see it, you can taste it, too.
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