Fehling’s Food Finds
Four stand-out restaurants in Hamburg
Kevin Fehling is making waves on Hamburg's gastroscene with his starred restaurant The Table. His culinary creations are minor works of art that earned him three stars at the speed of light. He's shared his restaurant tips for Hamburg with us.
Light, buttery Austrian-style gnocchi and Tyrolean cranberry chutney, delicate fish with savoury pastes or marinated tongue of veal on prune. Every splash has its meaning, every ingredient its purpose. Every mouthful is a cleverly considered composition. Nothing chichi, just really good food. Hamburg's restaurant scene may not have a glut of stars, but there are a number of excellent chefs out there creating dishes with a lot of heart and imagination.
Kevin Fehling loves to stroll around Hamburg, he enjoys the international influences of the Hanseatic city and talks about four first-class places to eat.
The Heimatjuwel is located in the pleasant, comfortable district of Eimsbüttel. Its motto is “local can be gourmet”, and starters include asparagus and ground elder (a weed in many people's eyes). Its kitchen is the domain of Kevin's former colleague Marcel Görke. Görke favours seasonal and regional ingredients, there aren't many tables. It's almost like sitting in his living-room.
In sharp contrast is the hustle and bustle of Chinese restaurant Man Wah, at home on the Reeperbahn since 1977. Large Chinese families, visitors to the Kiez – St. Pauli's entertainment district – and neighbours sit around the tables, choosing from a long list of specialities. The place has little in common with Asian takeaways. Its menu features 50 different types of dim sum (steamed dumplings, exotic little pockets with a huge variety of fillings) – chicken feet are available as well.
Down-town Tschebull provides high-class Austrian cuisine with a twist, but without the rustic Alpine hut atmosphere. Guests are seated in airy, stylish spaces. The Tschebulls pledge allegiance to the motto “Tradition means passing on the flame, not worshipping the ashes”. How does that transfer to the plate? Well, for example: “Jerusalem artichoke and wheat beer soup with crispy duck dumpling and peppered oranges”.
YOSHI im Alsterhaus
YOSHI in the chic Alsterhaus serves sushi and set meals that will give guests an appreciation of the simple diversity of Japanese cuisine. Its focus is on purist ingredients and their individual flavours. The accomplished dishes are precision artworks. YOSHI im Alsterhaus is dedicated not only to high-quality food, but also to the understanding of the Japanese culture: it holds traditional tea ceremonies and evenings with music and song.
In short, you don't necessarily need to see stars to enjoy an evening in Hamburg with delicious food to tease the palate.
All Kevin Fehling's non-starred recommendations in brief:
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