Exclusive restaurants in Cologne
Michelin star restaurant
Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg’s restaurant Vendôme is one of the most exclusive addresses for gourmets. In tenth place on the list of “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” and holder of three of the much-coveted Michelin stars, the Vendôme and its head chef Joachim Wissler can be proud of the selection of dishes served there and the excellent, modern and creative cuisine. This outstanding location near Cologne serves gourmet lunches and dinners with a clever culinary twist, accompanied by the finest wines, in a very classy ambience. After a superior gourmet experience, the Grandhotel’s bar with open fireplace is a wonderful place to finish the evening in style.
Alfredo Carturan, who originates from Padua, founded the Ristorante Alfredo in 1973. His son Roberto Carturan has been chef since 1999 and conjures up exquisite Italian dishes. The Italian restaurant is now a strong institution in Cologne. It is located in the direct vicinity of the Cologne opera house where guests can get in the mood for a splendid evening. The ambience in Ristorante Alfredo is elegant, and the rooms are flooded with light. The Michelin star chef de cuisine and owner of the Ristorante Alfredo also has something special to offer: he is a trained singer. Guests can enjoy the baritone in a musical culinary soirée every Friday evening.
The Michelin star restaurant, which is renowned in gourmet circles, gets its name from owner Vincent Moissonnier. He has been managing the unconventionally furnished yet elegant restaurant with wine bar together with his wife and chef de cuisine, Eric Menchon, for more than 25 years. Le Moissonnier has long been a fixed part of Cologne life, of which many locals are rightfully proud. Consistent quality and primarily light dishes with refined ingredients come together with an attentive and professional service. These two components as well as the cultivated blend of originality and French lifestyle philosophy form the particular charm of this special restaurant. A menu with several courses surprises guests with new interpretations of traditional dishes and desserts.