An Austrian in Berlin
Sebastian first arrived in Berlin from Austria in 2010 when the restaurant's previous owners Edith Berlinger and Dietmar Schweitzer gave him his first job as head chef. He has been cooking here ever since and earned his first Michelin star in 2011. Having taken over the restaurant in 2014, Sebastian Frank and Jeannine Kessler were pleased to receive a second Michelin star in November 2015. Gault-Millau has awarded them 18 points Feinschmecker has given them 4,5 Fs out of five. At the beginning of 2018, Sebastian Frank won the “Best Chef of Europe” award at the international food congress “madridfusion”.
Taste the Memories
Sebastian Frank associates cooking with childhood memories of his home. The Michelin-starred chef gives his own unique touch to traditional Austrian dishes, interpreting them in a modern and creative way. In his kitchen, vegetables are equal to meat and fish. They are all actors on an equal footing that can take on various roles depending on whether they are used to spice up a dish, lend consistency or play the lead. He has developed his very own unmistakeable style of cooking with vegetables.
Head chef Sebastian Frank is the creative mind and inventor of "emancipatory" cooking and manages his team with boldness and passion. Each individual plate bears the signature that he has developed over the past years.
Janine Woltaire joined the team as restaurant manager and sommelière in 2019. She works closely with Sebastian Frank and is particularly interested in character and quality when selecting wines. In keeping with restaurant’s philosophy, she chooses wines from Germany, Austria, Hungary as well as Eastern Europe to complement the experience, tastes and sensations of the food.
Sebastian Frank's companion Jeannine Kessler runs the 2-starred restaurant and keeps everything under control, ensuring that all the guests have a very special experience that they will never forget.