Recognized with two Michelin Stars and 19 Gault Millau Points as well as with 4½ F’s and the titles German Restaurant of the Year 2014 (Der Feinschmecker), Hamburg’s Best Chef 2014 (Great Gourmet Prize Hamburg) and Chef of the Year 2015 (Gault Millau), Gourmet Restaurant Haerlin is by now widely recognized beyond the city of Hamburg.
Executive Chef Christoph Rüffer and his team a will make your palate sparkle with flavors as stunning as fireworks. Inspired compositions of various, intuitively contradictory aromas and the use of surprising textures make each of the seasonally-adapted menus unique and an exceptional culinary experience. Creativity and international influences also add to the restaurant’s interior: Chinese silk tapestries and gold embossing complement bright nuances of cream and light green. Real highlights for oenophiles are the built-in wine closet made of glass and polished brass which contains precious liquids and rarities as well as the associated Sommelier’s high table. The Four Seasons are represented in form of four Nymphenburg porcelain statuettes from 1919.
The adjacent Haerlin Salon is usable as séparée for private dinner, informal meetings or cocktail receptions. One floor below, right in the center of the redesigned event kitchens, the Chef’s Table accommodates up to eight guests who may enjoy a champagne aperitif or even a full gourmet dinner while watching the Haerlin chefs at work.
Right in the center of the newly designed kitchen event space, up to eight guests have the opportunity to watch Christoph Rüffer and his team at work behind the scenes of Restaurant Haerlin at Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. The twist: Not as commonly placed in front of the kitchen close to the entrance to the restaurant, the Chef’s Table is set up in a separate semi-transparent room amidst the working stations. Large sliding Windows give view to the kitchen operations and allow for direct interaction with the Haerlin team. Since 2002 the gourmet menus at Restaurant Haerlin bear the signature of Head Chef Christoph Rüffer. The focus is set on visionary compositions which distinguish themselves by fresh, mostly seasonal ingredients, artfully combined aromas and textures which may be
rightfully called surprising at times. Throughout the previous year, Christoph Rüffer and his team have been recognized with two Michelin Stars and 19 Gault Millau Points as well as with 4½ F’s (Der Feinschmecker) and the titles German Restaurant of the Year 2014 (Der Feinschmecker), Hamburg’s Best Chef 2014 (Great Gourmet Prize Hamburg) and Chef of the Year 2015 (Gault Millau).
At age 41, Christoph Rüffer looks back on a successful career and has established himself as integral part of the German culinary scene. He learned classic haute cuisine at restaurant Le Gourmet in Munich (1 Michelin star by then) and deepened his knowledge under the guidance of Henri Bach at Hotel Résidence in Essen (2 Michelin stars) as well as with Claus-Peter Lumpp in the Hotel Bareiss in Baiersbronn (3 Michelin stars). Still in Baiersbronn, Rüffer gained more experience at Harald Wohlfahrt’s restaurant Traube Tonbach (3 Michelin stars).
Type: 2 Michelin Stars | Fine Dining
Address: Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Neuer Jungfernstieg 9 – 14, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 40 34 94 33 10
Source: Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten
Photos: Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten