Why back again in the OLIVO Restaurant in Stuttgart?

We are back again for the third time at the famous Stuttgart Gourmet restaurant OLIVO because its Chef have changed. The old chef Nico Burkhardt left the OLIVO in the summer this year and the new chef is now Anton Gschwendtner. Mr. Gschwendtner is from Austria and there he is already awarded for one of the 5o best Austrian Chefs. Further more Anton Gschwendtner received the Austrian 2018 newcomer of the year award. So that was enough reason for us to be back again at the Stuttgart OLIVO and write our third report in our Fine Dining Blog. 

So new chef, new team and still the same OLIVO? Well there is no doubt that the OLIVO Restaurant Stuttgart serves its guests still fine dining food at its best. Yes Anton Gschwendtner and his team really surprises with their creations. The food is for sure a bit French fine dining style but at the same time there is also a quite nice Asian influence in most of his creations, which we really liked and enjoyed a lot. Especially the nice and friendly team together with the Asian influenced courses are for us already now today reason enough to be back with our Fine Dining Blog also a fourth time 😉


Gourmet-Restaurant Olivo

Inside the Steigenberger Hotel Graf Zeppelin

Arnulf-Klett-Platz 7

70173 Stuttgart, Germany 

Fine-Dining.Blog @ MING CHINACENTER in Freiberg

Real Chinese fine dining now available in the MING CHINACENTER in Freiberg close to Stuttgart.

To makes things right from the beginning of that blog article clear – the MING CHINACENTER in Freiberg close to Stuttgart is not a Chinese restaurant in Germany – the MING CHINACENTER (German name China Haus Freiberg) is Chinese fine dining at its best in the middle of South Germany. How is that possible? Well good question and we also hardly couldn’t believe that when we heard about it for the first time. We thought „well another typical German influenced Chinese restaurant….“. But anyhow we gave it a try and well what can we say – we were – we still are deeply impressed! First of all you have to book your table at that fine dining restaurant, you can not just walk in. Why – because all is prepared fresh, really fresh direct from the market and garden on your plate, that’s the concept, more fresh is not possible! 

Ming Ze Schaumann is the owner of the MING CHINACENTER, he is the chef and he is a real artist in his kitchen but not only in his kitchen, all the interior design, all the decoration and all the pictures and sculptures in the garden and in the restaurant are from him. He and his wife are running the restaurant and as soon you are entering their MING CHINACENTER you feel like being overseas somewhere in Shanghai. Already the garden make you feel like walk into a club park in a high end restaurant in Shanghai somewhere in the former French Concession. Also the food is real real fine Chinese food at its best – yes Chinese – not some kind of sweat sour „Chinese German fake food“ – no real fine dining like you can find it in some places for example in Shanghai or HongKong in overseas. So it was never so easy and never so cheap to travel to China for us here in South Germany than now – Thanks to Ming Ze Schaumann and his MING CHINACENTER in Freiberg close to Stuttgart you can have a quite easy and breathtaking fine dining journey to China and that even without any flight ticket 😉 



Ming Chinacenter 

Mühlstraße 100 

71691 Freiberg am Neckar

Phone Tel.: +49 (0) 173 / 7685808 & 

Fine-Dining.Blog @ MAISON LAMELOISE Restaurant in Shanghai

The 3 Michelin starred restaurant MAISON LAMELOISE from Burgundy in France just opened a new restaurant inside the Shanghai Tower

The original restaurant MAISON LAMELOISE started in France almost 100 years ago and it is awarded with three Michelin stars. So what can be expected from its new sister restaurant just opened lately inside the new Shanghai Tower? Well so different the location is, so similar the fine dining experience is. After leaving the elevator in the Shanghai Tower on the 68th floor, somewhere around 350 meter above the ground, just close your eyes for a second while entering the Shanghai MAISON LAMELOISE and you feel like approaching your table in the original MAISON LAMELOISE restaurant in Chagny France. 

Why we write that? Well the whole team in the MAISON LAMELOISE in Shanghai give you such a very very warm hearted welcome, they really make you feel like entering the original MAISON LAMELOISE restaurant in the village Chagny in the Burgundy. The executive chef Yann Klein from the Alsace welcomed us with a tour in his new kitchen inside the Shanghai tower and he explained us the details in German, English and Chinese language!!! The chef sommelier Maxime Duval and the general manager Aaron really took care for us like being regular guests since years, that really make you feel like home, an atmosphere you sometimes can get on smaller fine dining restaurant in villages like the original one in Chagny France. 

Also the atmosphere of the whole restaurant, how the other guests are dressed and not talking about the food – yes yes yes that is high end fine dining in the middle of the heart of Shanghai. The food 🙂 yes the courses which Yann Klein and his team creates, that again is just real fine dining at its best in the middle of Shanghai and that is what my wife and myself call French fine dining at its best. From the beginning to the desert that is what we call Michelin starred dining, we think the pictures are speaking for themselves. So the original MAISON LAMELOISE from Chagny really can be proud for its new younger sister in the Shanghai tower! My wife and myself we liked the evening so much, that we plan to be back at Christmas to celebrate a fine dining French Gourmet Christmas in the middle of Shanghai in the end of this year 😉




Shanghai Tower 68/F

Yincheng Middle Rd

Pudong Shanghai

Fine-Dining.Blog @ SENNS.RESTAURANT Salzburg

The slogan of the Salzburg SENNS.RESTAURANT is “Anyone who never leaves the beaten path will only get where others have been.” The question we asked ourselves, did Andreas Senn and his team at the SENNS.RESTAURANT really left the normal and trampled paths? An initial answer to this question is obtained directly upon arrival! In a very original ambience of an old metal foundry is the Finedining Restaurant by Andreas Senn located. The entrance, the reception, the decoration, really great, very special and super cool and far away from the simple and ordinary ambiance. The SENNS.RESTAURANT could be exactly as in Manhattan, Tokyo, Shanghai or Hong Kong and would be one of the very cool and special hotspot there! Well and what Andreas Senn conjures up in his kitchen is light years away from an ordinary path. Not for nothing is Andreas Senn one of the most successful chefs in Austria, here are some of his awards: 2 starred in the Michelin Guide 2018, 3 Hauben (cook hood) 17 points Gault Millau 2018, 5 of 5 stars Guide à la Carte 2018, 96 points 4 forks Falstaff Restaurant Guide 2018, Chef des Year 2016 and many more. Long story short, if you want to leave traditional finedining trails, then you have to visit the SENNS.RESTAURANT Salzburg! In this sense mission accomblished 😉

SR 🍴


Söllheimerstraße 16, Objekt 6, 5020 Salzburg  Tel.: +43 664 45 40 232

Fine-Dining.Blog @ Tast-Ller Restaurant in Barcelona

The Tast-Ller Restaurant in Barcelona super super special and simple

The Tast-Ller owner and chef Mikel Peinador likes it simple. So is that good or not so good for a fine dining restaurant? Well to answer that question I would like to use a quote: „Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.“ Mikel Peinador uses that simplicity in everything for example on his homepage or for example on his menu. On his menu you will find just one tasting menu that’s it and on his homepage you will find only the most needed data. Boring? No not at all – Mikel has put so much love and so much creativity in all of his work, in his cooking, in his menu, in his interior design of his restaurant and his kitchen, that is just breathtaking and all ends at the Tast-Ller restaurant in ultimate sophistication. Therefore I try to learn from Mikel Peinador and keep my blog report also simple and let my pictures speak for themselves and hopefully you can find the ultimate sophistication of that outstanding restaurant 😉 

SR 🍴

Tast-Ller Restaurant
Calle Viladomat 137, 08002 Barcelona, Spain 

Fine-Dining.Blog @ HAERLIN Restaurant in Hamburg

Restaurant Haerlin at Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Hamburg

The Haerlin Restaurant is decorated with lots of awards, it is awarded with two Michelin Stars and 19 Gault Millau Points and the titles German Restaurant of the Year 2014 and 2016 (Der Feinschmecker), Hamburg’s Best Chef 2014 (Great Gourmet Prize Hamburg) and Chef of the Year 2015 (Gault Millau). These are a lot awards and all of them are really well deserved. But what is the meaning of the restaurant‘s name?

1897 a South German hotelier from Stuttgart, named Friedrich Haerlin, bought the hotel „Zu den Vier Jahreszeiten“ and the history of the iconic Hamburg Hotel started and its restaurant still wears the family name of its founder Friedrich Haerlin.

Nowadays more than 100 years later inside these historic walls with so many history the Chef Christoph Rüffer and his team are really celebrating fine dining at its best! Like they are noting on their homepage:

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.

So we highly recommend to discover that iconic place, its history, its interior and well don’t forget to book a table soon enough and discover the tasting menu, it deserves any single award and star it received so far! Just breathtaking – check our pics – we think they speak from themselves 🙂

SR 🍴

Haerlin Restaurant
Neuer Jungfernstieg 9-14, inside “Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten”, 20354 Hamburg

Fine-Dining.Blog @ Gutsschenke Monrepos in Ludwigsburg

Fine-Dining.Blog @ Gutsschenke Monrepos in Ludwigsburg looking for the new young team

On the homepage of the restaurant Gutsschenke you can read the following: A young team in historic walls: Gutsschenke gourmet restaurant. No other restaurant in Ludwigsburg has a sunny terrace surrounded by chestnut trees, the historic and at the same time modern flair of the 150-year old building, and a young kitchen team which interprets the classy french cuisine in a new, playful way. Ben Benasr and his team had been awarded with 1 Michelin Star in the Guide Michelin 2018 again and 16 points in the Gault & Millau guide 2018.

So is it like that? Fine-Dining.Blog was Yesterday again in that restaurant. Yes we know it from the past, because Ludwigsburg is our hometown and in the past everything was a bit old, the historic walls but also the menu, the interior and the whole restaurant. But now all changed!!!! First of all we are very happy and proud to have have now just in walking distance from our home a Micheline starred restaurant 😉 And yes for sure it is now a really young team which changed all – ok not all the walls of the restaurant are still historic but all the rest is new, it’s different, it’s kind of cool and the team is younger and they really really deserve that Michelin star!!!!!! They are doing a great job and the menu was really really great! So we will be back soon 😉

SR 🍴


Domäne Monrepos 22, 71634 Ludwigsburg, Germany