Two stars for Rutz, Opus V and Geisels Werneckhof in Michelin Guide Germany 2017

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 2nd December 2016

The Michelin Guide Germany 2017 has been released unveiling three new additions to the two star club including Rutz in Berlin, Opus V in Mannheim and Geisels Werneckhof.

A record total of 292 restaurants were rated with one or more stars in this year’s guide. While all 10 restaurants retained their three stars, Rutz in Berlin, Opus V in Mannheim and Geisels Werneckhof in Munich are new to the two starred category and a further 28 received one star.

Geisels Werneckhof in Munich
Geisels Werneckhof in Munich

Michael Ellis, International Director in charge of the Michelin guides said: "The total number of restaurants with one or more stars is now at its highest level. At 292 venues, this is 17 percent more than just five years ago. Development of Germany’s top-level gastronomy has remained on a very high level, thanks to a number of young and innovative chefs.

"Often, they have honed their skills in top international venues, and are now displaying them as head chefs in their own restaurants. This way, they play a major role in assuring the German gastronomic scene remains one of the best in Europe and the world."

The Michelin guide Deutschland 2017 also features 472 restaurants awarded Bib Gourmand, of which 60 are new. In twenty years, the number of Bib Gourmand has more than doubled, reflecting the dynamic development of the German gastronomy trade.

>>> Read more from the Michelin Guide here

This year the Michelin inspectors witnessed current trends and developments in German cuisine and gastronomy. They found that more and more restaurants were working on the highest level while at the same time maintaining an informal ambience. Known as “casual fine dining”, this trend is also aimed at a younger clientele. This lively, diverse and exciting gastronomy is particularly evident in major cities.

The Michelin Guide Deutschland 2017 is available in book stores as of December 2 for €29.95 (Austria: €30.80, Switzerland SFR 39), and the selection is available on the website Bookatable by Michelin

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 2nd December 2016

Two stars for Rutz, Opus V and Geisels Werneckhof in Michelin Guide Germany 2017